Friday, 18 March 2016

Announcing the new novel from FREDERICK H. CHRISTIAN

For the first time in over 40 years comes an original FREDERICK H. CHRISTIAN novel.

The author, who we all know and love, is the author of the Frank Angel and Sudden novels, says:

"You could say that APACHE  COUNTRY is a “chase thriller”
But (I hope) it’s a bit more sophisticated than just that.

It’s a story filled with love, death, hope and hatred that begins when David Easton, a small town law officer in Riverside, New Mexico, takes a call from one of his detectives that prominent and powerful citizen Robert Casey and his grandson Adam have been bloodily murdered in an arroyo outside town.
The murder scene is a bloodbath that makes no sense: why would anyone kill a middle-aged businessman and a schoolboy? Even as a full-scale investigation  led by District Attorney Olin McKitrick is mounted, a suspect – James Ironheel, a Chiricahua Apache -- is arrested by State p0lice not far from the murder site. "

He looks as guilty as hell, but Easton becomes convinced there is something behind his refusal to tell them anything. His concern grows, first when the rookie State lawyer sent to defend the Apache is clearly devastated by what he learns interrogating the suspect, and further when Ironheel’s sister Joanna refuses to become involved in her brother’s problems. When, that same day, lawyer Weddle is found murdered in his motel room, Easton gives Ironheel one more try, and it leads to a shattering surprise: the reason the Apache won’t talk is because he witnessed the twin murders and has recognised Easton’s boss, Sheriff Joe Apodaca, as one of the two men who did the killing. "
As to what happens to Easton and Ironheel, you will have to wait until May 1st, 2016.
You can pre-order from Amazon UK, and Smashwords ... NOW!

We will be publishing APACHE COUNTRY on May 1st 2016 at $4.50


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Announcing a new series from PP!

The publishing business seems to be all doom and gloom lately. We're told that book sales are down, the number of people who read for pleasure is shrinking by the day etc etc., But I'm delighted to tell you that here at Piccadilly Towers, things are going from strength to strength.

To prove it, we launch YET ANOTHER NEW and ALL-ORIGINAL, NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED series in May - CROSSED ARROWS, by Patrick E. Andrews!

The fact is, we enjoyed Patrick's first LONG-KNIVES book, CROSSED ARROWS, so much that we asked him to make it into a series.

As if that wasn't enough, it also has covers by Tony Masero.

Watch out for CROSSED ARROWS 1: ROCKY MOUNTAIN WARPATH, coming MAY 01, 2016:

Captain Mack Hawkins, Lieutenant Ludlow Dooley and the Kiowa-Comanche Detachment of Indian Scouts are sent on a hazardous assignment up into the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Their orders are to protect railroad surveyors coming under fire from hidden snipers. But when the detachment arrives, they find themselves caught up in a deadly crossfire. Mysterious threats and baffling situations abound that are intertwined with gun battles and ambushes in the mountainous crags and forests of the Rockies. To further complicate matters, a revolution by the M├ętis—a people of mixed French and Indian blood—against the Canadian government unexpectedly involves Hawkins and his men.

Monday, 7 March 2016

It's been a long wait

When I teased about the author Lee Child is calling  "... a master of the modern-day Western."  I can give you a further clue ...

He has not been published under this name for 46 years!

Do you know who it is yet?

Friday, 4 March 2016

Who is Lee Child talking about when he says:

"Gives Elmore Leonard a run for his money
as the modern-day master of the Western."

All will be revealed soon...