new crime, old crime, 5 new-to-me authors, and one dude I've enjoyed before.
|John Godey - A Thrill a Minute with Jack Albany (1966) - Kindle Unlimited|
John Godey is most famously known for the novel The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, which I have on the TBR pile (as well as a copy of the original film with Walter Matthau). Having a subscription to KU I thought I'd take a punt on an earlier book by him. There a second book with Jack Albany if I like this one.
Jack Albany's world is turned upside down when he is mistaken for muscle from the mob. The actor is sucked into the world of organized crime as the gangsters he has taken up with plot the kidnapping and random of the mayor of New York City for a cool $10,000,000. Jack must find a way out of the gang and secure the safety of his new love, Sally.
|Gabino Iglesias - The Devil Takes You Home (2022) - Net Galley review site|
I've heard good things about this one and was happy to stick my hand up for a review copy. Forunately I got the thumbs up. I have some of Gabino's earlier books on the TBR pile.
|Craig Smith - Ladystinger (1992) - review copy from publisher Brash Books|
BOOM! One day last week some unexpected book post!
|Craig Henderson - Welcome to the Game (2022) - review copy Edelweiss - Above the Treeline|
Another exciting debut novel which sounds amazing.
|Zijin Chen - Bad Kids (2022) - review copy from Net Galley|
Chinese author, Chinese thriller. What's not to like?
You can't choose your in-laws. One beautiful morning, Zhang Dongsheng pushes his wealthy in-laws off a mountain - the perfect crime. Or so he thinks. Even though the murders were as carefully choreographed as a play, he did not expect that three teenagers had caught him in the act. But Zhang Dongsheng seriously underestimated the smarts of those three kids. . . Dark, murky and violent, Bad Kids is the Chinese suspense thriller about the inner lives of teenagers that has taken China by storm.
|Steve Goble - Wayward Son (2022) - review copy from Edelweiss - Above the Treeline|
Steve Goble has been read and enjoyed before - The Bloody Black Flag and his first Ed Runyon book - City Problems, which I wasn't blown away by. I'm happy to try again with the second in the series.
A PI goes hunting for a missing boy—and ends up being prey
Ed Runyon, a former sheriff's deputy haunted by past missing child cases that went horribly wrong, is struggling to launch a PI agency and still live in the Ohio farm country he loves. His love life is in shambles, too, as his partner turns to someone else. His best friend got roughed up by a rogue cop, so Ed is in a fighting mood.
Ed finds a new focus when he is hired to find a runaway chess aficionado who is keeping secrets from his homophobic, religious parents. Finding kids is the reason he became a PI, so Ed is determined to succeed and put the demons and other problems behind him. But Jimmy Zachman made a bad move and ran into far more trouble than he was already in, and the hunt for him leads Ed to a deadly and desperate confrontation. Everything comes down to determination—and one very risky move. Ed must find Jimmy at all costs.
Perfect for fans of John Sandford and Robert Crais