GUEST POST: Thriller vs Horror by TIM LEBBON

Name: TIM LEBBON (writing as T.J. Lebbon) Author of: WHITE (1999)                  BERSERK (2006)                  30 DAYS OF NIGHT (2007)                  COLDBROOK (2012)                  THE HUNT (2015) On the web: http://www.timlebbon.net On Twitter: @timlebbon Tim Lebbon, best known for his horror novels, is releasing his first thriller (under the name T.J. Lebbon) on 16th July. […]

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COMPETITION: Win a Copy of Jonathan Freedland’s THE 3RD WOMAN

THE THIRD WOMAN Jonathan Freedland (www.jonathanfreedland.com) HarperCollins (www.harpercollins.co.uk) £12.99 To celebrate the release on July 2nd of Jonathan Freedland’s exciting new thriller, The 3rd Woman, which I will be reviewing here soon, those lovely folks at HarperCollins Publishers have given us three copies of the novel to give away. It couldn’t be simpler to be […]

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THE INQUISITOR by Mark Allen Smith

THE INQUISITOR Mark Allen Smith (www.markallensmith.com) Simon & Schuster (www.simonandschuster.co.uk) £12.99 Geiger is a man without a past; his life started with his arrival, several years before, in New York. Before that, a black hole. After chance leads him to the local Mafia boss, he decides to go into Information Retrieval – torturing subjects to […]

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REAMDE by Neal Stephenson

REAMDE Neal Stephenson (www.nealstephenson.com) Atlantic Books (www.atlantic-books.co.uk) £18.99 I first became acquainted with the work of Neal Stephenson when, in 1999, I discovered his massive novel, Cryptonomicon, in the “New Books” section of my local Waterstone’s. The blurb appealed to the nerd in me, and my internal masochist fancied the challenge of reading such a […]

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SNAPSHOT by Craig Robertson

SNAPSHOT Craig Robertson Simon & Schuster (www.simonandschuster.co.uk) £12.99 Glasgow, present day, and someone – a man with a high-powered rifle and a scope to match – is taking out the rulers of the city’s underbelly: drug dealers, murderers, extortionists. As the body count grows and war breaks out amongst the various underground factions, the Strathclyde […]

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KILLER MOVE by Michael Marshall

KILLER MOVE Michael Marshall (michaelmarshallsmith.com) Orion (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £12.99 Michael Marshall is something of a cult writer. His first three novels, as well as the vast majority of his short stories, were published under the name Michael Marshall Smith and were mainly classified as science fiction (the novels) and horror (the stories). In 2002 he dropped […]

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TABOO by Casey Hill

TABOO Casey Hill (www.caseyhillbooks.com) Simon & Schuster (www.simonandschuster.co.uk) £6.99 “First in a new series featuring forensic investigator Reilly Steel,” the review copy informs me and I’m immediately on my guard. In my experience, this means one of two things: the author has already planned out the first twenty-seven books in the series and none of […]

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ALTAR OF BONES by Philip Carter

ALTAR OF BONES Philip Carter Simon & Schuster (www.simonandschuster.co.uk) £12.99 Thrillers and I have had something of a rocky relationship this year, going from one extreme (The Obelisk) to the other (Sanctus). Philip Carter’s Altar of Bones, I’ll say right at the outset, comes somewhere close to the Sanctus end of the spectrum. Carter is, […]

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THE OBELISK by Howard Gordon

THE OBELISK Howard Gordon (www.howardmgordon.com) Simon & Schuster (www.simonandschuster.co.uk) £12.99 Here’s a good concept for one of those rollercoaster-ride thrillers that I like to read from time to time, the type of book that doesn’t require much concentration, but delivers entertainment by the bucketful: Gideon Davis is a peacemaker, a man working for the US […]

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