Monday, 30 August 2010

Rambles about Dead Men's Dust

Following on from his excellent review of Cut and Run, Milo over at Milo's Rambles has gone back to the beginning to catch up on the previous Joe Hunter thrillers. This is what the man said about the first Joe Hunter thriller - Dead Men's Dust:

Thanks Milo

Sunday, 29 August 2010

The Doctor is in.

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Dr Alvin Augustus Jones of the Paradise Radio Network about my recently published book (in the USA) Judgment and Wrath.

If you'd like to listen again to the radio interview here's how you can do so:

Click here or on the title above

Then scroll down to where my book cover is displayed near the bottom right of the page. Click on the book cover and it will bring up the recording. Happy listening.

While you are there, check out some of Dr Jones' amazing quotes. He has an amazing way with words and wisdom and is a truly erudite guy (makes my ehhs and uumms sound like I'm the dullard that came down from the hills LOL)

Saturday, 28 August 2010


I would like to thank everyone who turned up at last night's launch of the fourth high octane Joe Hunter book - CUT AND RUN - and for making it such an enjoyable event for me. I'd also like to thank Catherine and Steve of the New Bookshop in Cockermouth for hosting the event, and also Leni and Jack for the behind the scenes work to ensure everything went smoothly.

Here is a short gallery of pics from the event. Thanks to Mike Faulkner for his sterling efforts.

OUT NOW - CUT AND RUN (Joe Hunter 4)

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The latest news...

For those of you who don't know where I've been the past couple of weeks, I was in Gran Canaria on a badly timed annual holiday. This came about having booked a family vacation but then having the publication date of CUT AND RUN moved forward to mid-August. I've been on pins while also trying to enjoy my hols, hoping that CUT AND RUN will go OK due to the staggered dates that the book has been/will be launched on. The official publication date was 19th August and the book is now on general sale in the UK (sorry but it will be 1st October for my friends out in OZ and NZ) although I'm not officially 'launching' the book until 7.30 pm this Friday (27th) at the newly restored New Bookshop, in Cockermouth. I chose the New Bookshop, as it has recently risen anew from the devastating floods that raged through the town last November and also took the life of an ex-colleague of mine when a bridge he was directing members of the public off collapsed. I have blogged about the floods in the past and there are also some horrific photographs of when the waters raged through the bookshop. I'm happy to say that the new shop is beautiful. I hope some of my friends will come along.

In my 'hometown' of Carlisle I'll be doing a signing session at 12.30 on Saturday 4th September at my usual location of Waterstones on Scotch Street. Hopefully some of my readers will hold off purchasing copies of the book until then (so it isn't a complete washout), but if you feel you really must and can't wait (fingers crossed) the book is already on sale in the neighbouring Bookends, and at the supermarkets.

I look forward to seeing you along the way.

For my USA launch of JUDGMENT AND WRATH, alas I can't make it across until Bouchercon in October, however, if you're an early riser, you can hear me talk live this coming Friday 27th at 6.45 AM EST on Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones' show from the Paradise Radio Network.

One off one on.

The planned event at Guisborough bookshop on the 1st September 2010 is now a no go. Sorry if anyone was planning on attending but this is out of my hands. Neverthless, the following day, 2nd September, I can be found at Whitby Bookshop where I'll be doing a crime evening alongside Sheila Quigley, followed by a fun quiz to win one each of our books. While there, I'll have to have a sneaky look around at the town that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. Garlic anyone?

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Rambles about Cut and Run

Great little review of CUT and RUN over at Milo's Rambles if you'd like to take a click

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Cut and Run out now

Ola! I'm still sunning my pallid flesh and itching to get back to my laptop but have again taken time out from my hols to remind you all that today's the day that CUT AND RUN hits the bookshelves. Those who have read it say it's the best Joe Hunter book to date - I hope you all agree.
Remember that I'm launching the book on Friday 27th August at 7.30 at the New Bookshop, Main Street, Cockermouth and hope some of you can get along to share in the fun. I'm also at Guisborough bookshop on the 1st and Whitby bookshop on the 2nd September if anyone can get along to them. Then on the 4th September at 12.30 I will be at Waterstones bookshop in Carlisle to sign books too.
My American friends can come meet me at Bouchercon in San Francisco in October if they're around (I know its a big country but if you can make the trip it's a great event).
See you all soon

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Judgment and Wrath out today in the USA!

Hi all
I'm on the annual hols at the moment so please forgive the lack of communication from this end ... Nevertheless I thought it pertinent to lay off the sun tanning and sangria to announce that Judgment and Wrath hits the bookshelves of the USA today! I'll be raising a glass or two in celebration tonight. Speak to you all again real soon

Sunday, 8 August 2010


Did you know that as well as my blog here, Joe Hunter also has his own dedicated blog spot where you can learn much more about everyone's favourite tough guy with a heart (without having to suffer my ramblings)? Take a look over and if you like it, hit the follow button and become one of Joe Hunter's Fixers.

There are many links to short stories - some featuring Joe Hunter (by me) and some in the all action style of Joe (by guest writers) - all of which are great reads. Also you will find Q&A's with both Joe Hunter and Rink, as well as articles about Joe's World, plus video trailers of the books.

All you have to do is double-tap here

Double the thrills

In a little over a week two brand new Joe Hunter thrillers will be unleashed on to the bookshelves. In the USA, JUDGMENT AND WRATH is published on Tuesday 17th August by William Morrow and Company, and two days later in the UK, CUT AND RUN is published on Thursday 19th August 2010 by Hodder and Stoughton. Both books are hardback editions.

Friday, 6 August 2010

From Australia with love

Over at David Foster's Permission To Kill, a site dedicated to spy fiction in all its forms there is an excellent three way interview (or interrogation if you like) with three top up and coming names in the newly invigorated spy thriller genre. You will recognise the names, as I've mentioned all three of these guys in the past and recommended their books to your shelves. So if you want to learn the real deal about the espionage game from Adrian Magson, JJ Cooper and Jeremy Duns click here:

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Matt Hilton Talks (Nowt clever about that, lad!)

This is a link to a page at Harper Collins where there is a video of me talking about the release of Judgment and Wrath later this month in the USA (17th August 2010). Want to see what I look like, or to hear my dulcet tones, then this is your opportunity. The vid was filmed while I attended this years Thrillerfest V in new York City

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Cut and Run launch - Update and extra date for your diary

I will be holding an official launch for the fourth Joe Hunter thriller - CUT and RUN - 7.30 pm on Friday 27th August 2010  at:

The New Bookshop
42-44 Main Street,

It will be a more intimate affair than the launches I've held previously, but will include a short talk, Q and A and 'crime quiz' where you can win a signed edition of a Joe Hunter book of your choice - including the brand new hardback.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

As an adendum, The new Bookshop was severely damaged in last November's floods and only recently reopened, fully refurbished and looking beautiful (see a previous entry at this blog for phototas of the devastation). Even if you can't make it on the night and you are a book lover, it's worth having a trip out there.

And don't forget I'll be at Guisborough bookshop, 7pm Wednesday 1st Sept and at Whitby bookshop at 7pm Thursday 2nd Sept and then will be doing a signing session between 12.30 and 2 pm at Waterstones, Scotch Street, carlisle on Saturday 4th September.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Joe Hunter continues to deliver Big Thrills

Aaron L Brown is the author of the upcoming novel, The Shepherd, and the CTO for a national auction franchise. He is currently hard at work on his next novel, an action thriller for fans of James Rollins and Brad Thor. Taking time out from his busy schedule he interviewed me for the August Edition of The Big Thrill magazine. He did a great job, and you can read it here: