Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Cut and Run, the fourth of Joe Hunter's high-octane thrillers in now available in paperback in the USA, and on sale from most major booksellers.

Friday, 25 November 2011

If I had Written a YA Horror Novella...

If I had written a YA horror novella it probably would have been very much like J A Norton's 'Deliver us from Evil', and I highly recommend it to any of your younger siblings (or indeed you if you enjoy high-adventure, horror, fantasy and action).  Norton has made the novella (about 40K words) available as an eBook on Amazon, Smashwords etc. Take a look if you're looking to purchase a gift for kids over 13+

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

New Look Cover for DMH

I'm chuffed with the design team at Hodder and Stoughton who have re-imagined the cover of Dead Men's Harvest for the UK paperback market (out in early January 2012). Hope you like it too.

Monday, 14 November 2011

What's Occurring?

These are the current editions of Joe Hunter adventures on sale at this current time (although Cut and Run doesn't officially hit the bookshelves for another fortnight but you might see it cropping up). Dead Men's Harvest - the sixth Joe Hunter thriller - is the latest to be published in the UK in hardback, while Blood and Ashes (JH 5) graces the shelves in paperback. Slash and Burn and Cut and Run (JH 3 and JH 4 respectively) are the current paperback books available in the USA.

Coming soon...

Dead Men's Harvest (JH 6) will be released in the UK in January 2012
No Going Back (JH 7) hits the shelves in February 2012.
Six of the Best - a Joe Hunter eBook short story collection will be available to download from early January 2012.
My short story 'The Skin We're In' originally published in 'Even More Tonto Short Stories' will feature in The mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) in February 2012.

A paperback edition should be released in the USA in Spring 2012 - further news on this as it comes to me.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Nowhere Man

A group of families who rule the world. A group of women no one would suspect. A diabetic girl on the run. A detective in turmoil. DI Mike Yorke never mixes work and play- but his latest case on Holy Island has come a little too close to home. Aunt May is in a coma. Street kid Smiler is seeing doom at every turn. Childhood friend Dave is obsessively praying.
The Drugs factory has been broken up, the enslaved children rescued and the monastery returned to the monks. Mike should be moving onto the next case, but the horror of that night won't leave him alone.
He thinks he's seen the worst, he has no idea of what's still to come

Nowhere Man - the new Mike Yorke book from Sheila Quigley is on sale from this Thursday 17th November

Ding! Ding! Round One...

I'm a big fan of the old pulp masters, primarily Robert E Howard. Howard is remembered for creating Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull, Solomon Kane, Red Sonja, and other characters you might have subsequently come across in movies and comic book adaptations. However he also wrote a whole raft of other characters not immediately recognised, but who were always larger than life heroic figures. Howard wrote prolifically, selling stories to the pulp magazines of the time, and other than heroic fantasy, was known for writing humorous westerns, treasure hunting adventures, and boxing or fight tales. It's through my appreciation of these lesser known Howard tales that I was excited to hear about this new series 'Fight Card' as it harks back to those good old days.

Paul Bishop's new novel, Felony Fists, has gone live on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as has the second book in the series (The Cutman by series co-creator Mel Odom).  The Fight Card books are being written under the unifying pseudonym Jack Tunny, but the actual authors of each book are not a secret.  They have the next two books in the series, Split Decision by Eric Beetner and The Knockout by Robert Randisi ready to come out over the next two months.
The Fight Card series is inspired by the boxing/fight stories in the sports pulps from the '30s and '40s, such as Fight Stories Magazine and Knockout Magazine as well as the Sailor Steve Costigan tales from Robert E. Howard.
Los Angeles 1954

Patrick “Felony” Flynn has been fighting all his life. Learning the “sweet science” from Father Tim the fighting priest at St. Vincent’s, the Chicago orphanage where Pat and his older brother Mickey were raised, Pat has battled his way around the world – first with the Navy and now with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Legendary LAPD chief William Parker is on a rampage to clean up both the department and the city. His elite crew of detectives known as The Hat Squad is his blunt instrument – dedicated, honest, and fearless. Promotion from patrol to detective is Pat’s goal, but he also yearns to be one of the elite.

And his fists are going to give him the chance.

Gangster Mickey Cohen runs LA’s rackets, and murderous heavyweight Solomon King is Cohen’s key to taking over the fight game. Chief Parker wants wants Patrick “Felony” Flynn to stop him – a tall order for middleweight ship’s champion with no professional record.

Leading with his chin, and with his partner, LA’s first black detective Tombstone Jones, covering his back, Patrick Flynn and his Felony Fists are about to fight for his future, the future of the department, and the future of Los Angeles.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Inspirational Stuff

Here I'm interviewed by Fiona McVie at Inspiration Forum and talk about my writing, my influences and inspiration and also upcoming projects. If you think you know everything you need to know about me as an author, fair enough, but if you aren't tired of hearing my dulcet tones you might want to check it out. Who knows? There could very well be something new to learn ;-)

Thursday, 3 November 2011


Finally after eighteen months or so since Judgment and Wrath graced the shelves of US bookshops, book three in the Joe Hunter thriller series has been published as a mass market paperback. Yes, SLASH and BURN is finally available from William Morrow and Company (Harper Collins) and is earning good reviews. The book has been released in much higher numbers than Joe's previous outings, and I'm hopeful of him winning the audience he deserves across the pond. Because some readers will be coming on to Joe Hunter for the first time, I wrote an extra introductory chapter to this edition, giving new readers a taste of Joe not seen in the UK edition (Hodder and Stoughton).

Here's the best news though. In little more than three weeks, book four, CUT and RUN, will also go on sale, hopefully adding to the buzz as both Joe Hunter and Matt Hilton's names begin to appear in heretofore unknown corners. I'm stoked about the possibilities, but also trying to remain cool, calm and collected as I also keep my fingers firmly crossed in hope that the books are a success.

It's my understanding that the paperback of Judgment and Wrath (still as yet unpublished) will be out early next spring - but I guess this is down to the relative successes of SAB and CAR. Here's hoping.