Tag: Crime


Taken!: Free Pulp Thriller Box Set on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple

Editor’s Note: In TAKEN!, a married couple tracks down serial killers for the FBI.

Book Description: Dr. Jessica White and her husband work as criminal profilers, and offer advice to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. 

They are exceptional at tracking down serials killers because they have an edge.

Dr. White’s husband has serial killer tendencies that he has manged to overcome, but these same tendencies give them an edge when it comes to tracking down murderers.

Author’s Inspiration: My inspiration actually came from the photo on the book’s cover, it just screamed serial killer to me, and I knew I had to write a story that matched it.

Get this FREE box-set on your KINDLE, NOOK, KOBO, and APPLE today!

 

Prices are subject to change without notice. Please always check the price of a book before downloading.


 

DONALD WELLS

I started writing back in 1988, but only really became serious about it in 2011. In the years in between, I worked as a real estate salesman, sold life insurance, worked in retail management, and drove a truck. Truck driving actually paid better than the other jobs, and also allowed me time to think about what to write. 

These days, all I do is write, and it’s the best job I’ve ever had.

Visit Donald’s website!

Is this book no longer free? Sign up for our email and ensure you never miss a free book again! SIGN UP NOW


Owned: Free for Kindle, Nook, Apple, and Kobo

Editor’s Note: OWNED is a short story collection centered around the theme of murder. This deviant collection is perfect for fans of psychological crime fiction.

Each tale was exciting as the last.

Book Description: Twin siblings combine forces in a cooperative scheme; an animal lover unleashes his vengeance; and a psychiatrist faces the consequences of violating a client’s trust. Get up close and personal with characters hellbent on settling scores, righting wrongs and exacting revenge–once their desire to kill is ignited.

Fans of Roald Dahl, Stephen King, Patricia Highsmith will love this book. 

Author’s Inspiration: The last story in this collection was inspired by the cover image. I found the image very stimulating and vibrant–and it transported me to “the scene of the crime” in my mind straight away… I have always had a keen interest in taboo topics such as sex and murder. Crime fiction is a great genre to explore taboo topics!

Get this eBook Free for Kindle, Nook, Apple, and Kobo Today!

 


JESS C SCOTT

 Jess C Scott writes psychological thrillers and is a sociopolitical blogger. She writes because she’s driven to create meaningful entertainment. Her novels have received awards from Night Owl Reviews (Reviewer Top Pick; 2011) and Readers’ Favorite (2014). Jess was a participating author in the Singapore Writers Festival (2012) and a featured author on Indie Books Bargain UK (2014). Her interests include sexuality, criminology, psychology, business, and astrology.

www.jessink.com

Is this book no longer free? Sign up for our email and ensure you never miss a free book again!  SIGN UP NOW


Panic: Free Kindle Thriller

Editor’s Note: Alex Cross meets Sherlock Holmes in PANIC – and neither can agree on anything.

The storyline was interesting and compelling. I didn’t want it to end. 

Book Description: When three politicians are killed within weeks, Leopold Blake, an expert criminology consultant for the FBI, is the only one who can get to the bottom of it. But with enemies at all sides, is Leopold over his head this time? 

Readers who love Lee Child, James Patterson, and Cheryl Bradshaw will love PANIC. 


NICK STEPHENSON

Nick Stephenson is a recovering lawyer, and now a bestselling author. The Leopold Blake series have featured heavily in the Amazon Top 100 Crime Thrillers, and many people are wondering where Stephenson gets his ideas. The prevailing theory is that the stories are actually non-fiction, but everybody is too scared to ask him. You have been warned.

www.nickstephensonbooks.com

Is this book no longer free? Sign up for our email and ensure you never miss a free book again! SIGN UP NOW


Queen Bitch: Free Kindle Mystery

Editor’s Note:  Queen Bitch is a runaway freight train, and the reader is tied to the tracks.

 

This is a good book, I’d like to see more of Justin Harwood’s work. 

Book Description: When a wanted child killer suddenly throws himself off a building, Detective Fuller thinks it’s a routine case of killer’s remorse. But when things don’t add up, Fuller starts on a collision course with a decision that, in his twenty years on the force, he thought he could never make.
 

Author’s Inspiration: Nothing beats a fast moving, hardboiled crime thriller, nothing. So I wrote one.
 

From the Book: The flash from the gun was muffled, along with the sound, by the silencer. The bullet left the barrel and sliced through the cartilage of the right ear, removing the top and the middle shell, a spurting pulse of blood and gristle. From the ear, the bullet drilled through the leather backed chair and lodged into the white drywall, after passing through a small, exquisite Van Gogh. The suction from the bullet popped the ear drum and blood spurted from the hole, in a flood of deep purple. Klaas went to scream, but only a high pitched squeak came from his mouth.

 

Get the Free Kindle Book here.

QUEEN BITCH is free for Kindle on 7/1-7/2


Justin Harwood

While, these days I live on the West Coast of New Zealand, I spent 14 years living in London and New York, where I discovered the great New York crime writers and experienced first hand the grittiness of probably the greatest location in book and movie history. New York City is a major part of my writing, and still inspires me while I walk my dog on the faraway New Zealand beach. A good crime book is one that makes your palms sweat and your heart beat, and this buzz is my inspiration for writing. My bookcase (and now my kindle) is littered with hard hitting paperbacks that I’ve lent to friends and family over the years. And yes, a great novel is great, but sometimes a shot of fast, dirty crime is just what the doctor ordered. 

justinharwoodbooks.com


Three Thrillers Free on Kindle

Editor’s Note: Who doesn’t like a good thrill now and then? Here are three thrillers that will have you on the edge of your seat sweating bullets wondering what’s going to next. The amazing thing about them – they’re FREE! Talk about cheap thrills!  

 

KETCHUM AND COBB, FOUR DAYS WITH HEMINGWAY’S GHOST, and FRY are free 5/29.


Eyes of the Predator: The Pickham County Murders : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: This intense chilling tale will have you sleeping with the lights on! 

The story captured me immediately and kept me turning the pages. 


Book Description: A serial killer stalking on one of his “runarounds” has come to rural south Georgia. Expert , like any predator, at selecting the weak and vulnerable he identifies young Lyn as his next victim. The hunt is on as George Mackey and his GBI counterparts track the killer across the Georgia landscape. The only question is, will the find him in time?

Fans of James Patterson, Elmore Leonard, and John Grisham will like EYES OF THE PREDATOR : THE PICKHAM COUNTY MURDERS.

Author’s Inspiration: The Hunters Series deals with the various motivations for murder. ‘Eyes of the Predator’ focuses on the predatory nature of serial killers and the psychology of predator and prey. The seed for the book was planted when I was fourteen years old by the abduction of a young newlywed at a local mall in 1965 Atlanta. Subsequently, I became a police officer in the Atlanta area and was exposed in a very real way to the victims of various types of abuse, as well as the abusers.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Billy Bob Thornton as Leyland Torkman. Kevin Costner as George Mackey.

From the Book: He waited patiently, a lion in the grass at the edge of the herd. The herd grazed and moved around him and copulated and birthed and played and fought, and was completely unaware of his presence. 

When the moment came, he would spring into relentless, merciless, brutal action. He would be filled. For his prey, it would be terrible.

 

Get the Free Kindle eBook Now ➤

This book is free 5/25-5/26.


Glenn Trust

  


I have worked in a number of fields and trades, from construction to law enforcement and then the corporate world. My exposure to people with widely diverse backgrounds has shown me the good and bad in all of us. I take that as a fact of life. Very few of us are completely good and even fewer are totally evil. But good and evil do exist in the human psyche. 

 

I try to bring that understanding and reality to my characters. They are smudged and dirtied by life, but that just makes the heroes more heroic in my view. If anything motivates me as writer, it is this effort to bring reality and truth to the characters in my writing.

Favorite Food: Everything. Partial to steak and beer

Favorite Place to Write: Quietly at home in my office. The Ruby Mountains are just outside the window.

Favorite Music: All music, although I grew up in the south and played in a country band for a number of years, so Country Music is what I am listening to more often than not.

 

TV Show – Watch the History Channel a lot. As far as a series goes it is my favorite is probably ‘Justified’ the FX series based on Elmore Leonard’s Raylan Givens series of novels.

Connect with Glenn:
       


The Good Lawyer : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Excitement and suspense run thoughout this legal thriller. This is sure to get your blood pumping and heart racing! 

This is a terrific story written with a fresh and unforced prospective.


Book Description: The Spiderman rapist is on the loose and an ambitious young Legal Aid Attorney tackles his biggest case ever-a teacher’s aide accused of molesting three of his students. Armed with a firm belief in his client’s innocence, he knocks the pegs out from under the prosecution’s case. When one of the children turns up dead, the young lawyer discovers that his client may be strangely connected to the Spiderman.

Readers who enjoyed The Racketeer, Defending Jacob, The Fifth Witness and Gone Girl will enjoy THE GOOD LAWYER.  

Author’s Inspiration:  As a Legal Aid Attorney in the South Bronx in 1982, I handled the grittiest of cases. These cases didn’t just include the run-of-the-mill burglaries and robberies or drug deals at a time when miles of square blocks there were leveled to rubble and burnt out buildings seemed to be everywhere. There were much more horrible crimes there. And I was…… defender of all of it.

Then a case came through the system. Headlines. No prior arrest record. Horrible crime. He could be innocent.

This is why I became a lawyer- to champion for the innocent man.

And so life set me up for the greatest fall ever. Years later I couldn’t shake what I had done, so I wrote it down and it became “The Good Lawyer.” 

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Bradley Cooper

From the Book:  My hand slipped from the doorframe and I was pulled into the apartment.

For a second my right arm was free.

I pulled Sallie’s knife from its leather calf holster. The body on top of me, with the apparent instincts of a wrestler, reached for my free hand.

He gripped my wrist, but not before I cut deep into his leg.

A massive blow thundered down on my chest; his fist, in turn, smacked the side of my head. 

Everything went dark. But I could hear. Hear my own death. Like prison doors slowly slamming shut in my head.

Get the Free Kindle eBook Now ➤

This book is free 4/26-4/30.

Thomas Benigno

  


Thomas Benigno is a practicing attorney on Long Island, NY. As an actor, he has appeared in many regional productions. As producer/investor he is involved in bringing to the Broadway and London stages revivals of Sweeney Todd, Company, The Fantastiks, Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Porgy and Bess. He was producer of the Broadway show, Burn the Floor, and its US tour. As a young lawyer with Bronx Legal Aid, Thomas Benigno never lost a trial. THE GOOD LAWYER is his first novel inspired by real events while working there.

Favorite Food: My wife’s spaghetti and meat balls

 

Favorite Place to Write: Anywhere

 

Favorite Music: Sinatra

 

Favorite TV show: Shameless

 


Smoke : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Nostalgia runs throughout this mysterious novel with a classic noir private detective pitted against mobsters. It made us want to grab our trenchcoat and fedora! 

The vivid dialogue captures the climate of the 1930s and suceeds in keeping the reader guessing.


Book Description: Private Eye McDonough is used to solving crimes the easy way, by persuading his copper pals to give him the low down. But when a newspaperman in 1930s St. Paul becomes the victim of a gang hit, and his pretty widow wants to know why, things get complicated.

Those who enjoy Mickey Spillane, John D. MacDonald, and Robert B. Parker, will like SMOKE.  

Author’s Inspiration:  I was inspired by the great city of St. Paul, Minnesota, and its colorful early-twentieth-century history of be home to countless mobsters.

 

Get the Free Kindle eBook Now ➤

This book is free 4/22-4/24.

Bruce Rubenstein

  

Bruce Rubenstein has published hundreds of true crime stories in weeklies and monthly magazines. In 1991 he received the Chicago Bar Association’s Herman Kogan Media Award for his Chicago Magazine article about the conviction of four Mexican immigrants for a quadruple homicide (dubbed “The Milwaukee Avenue Massacre” by the Sun Times) that they did not commit. They were serving the 12th year of their sentences of life without the possibility of parole when his article came out. As a result of his article the Governor of Illinois pardoned them. An anthology of his crime stories, titled Greed Rage and Love Gone Wrong, was published by the Univ. Of Minnesota Press in 2004. He won the Minnesota State Arts Council award for fiction in 1979, and published short stories in little magazines in the 70s and 80s. His story, Smoke got In My eyes, written for the Akashic Books’ anthology, Twin Cities Noir (2006), was nominated for the Shamus Award. His short fiction has recently appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. His book about a notorious art theft, titled The Rockwell Heist will be published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in March 2013.


Eyes of the Predator: The Pickham County Murders : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: This intense chilling tale will have you sleeping with the lights on! 

The story captured me immediately and kept me turning the pages. 


Book Description: A serial killer stalking on one of his “runarounds” has come to rural south Georgia. Expert , like any predator, at selecting the weak and vulnerable he identifies young Lyn as his next victim. The hunt is on as George Mackey and his GBI counterparts track the killer across the Georgia landscape. The only question is, will the find him in time?

Fans of James Patterson, Elmore Leonard, and John Grisham will like EYES OF THE PREDATOR : THE PICKHAM COUNTY MURDERS.

Author’s Inspiration: The Hunters Series deals with the various motivations for murder. ‘Eyes of the Predator’ focuses on the predatory nature of serial killers and the psychology of predator and prey. The seed for the book was planted when I was fourteen years old by the abduction of a young newlywed at a local mall in 1965 Atlanta. Subsequently, I became a police officer in the Atlanta area and was exposed in a very real way to the victims of various types of abuse, as well as the abusers.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Billy Bob Thornton as Leyland Torkman. Kevin Costner as George Mackey.

From the Book: He waited patiently, a lion in the grass at the edge of the herd. The herd grazed and moved around him and copulated and birthed and played and fought, and was completely unaware of his presence. 

When the moment came, he would spring into relentless, merciless, brutal action. He would be filled. For his prey, it would be terrible.

 

Get the Free Kindle eBook Now ➤

This book is free 4/19-4/22.


Glenn Trust

  


I have worked in a number of fields and trades, from construction to law enforcement and then the corporate world. My exposure to people with widely diverse backgrounds has shown me the good and bad in all of us. I take that as a fact of life. Very few of us are completely good and even fewer are totally evil. But good and evil do exist in the human psyche. 

 

I try to bring that understanding and reality to my characters. They are smudged and dirtied by life, but that just makes the heroes more heroic in my view. If anything motivates me as writer, it is this effort to bring reality and truth to the characters in my writing.

Favorite Food: Everything. Partial to steak and beer

Favorite Place to Write: Quietly at home in my office. The Ruby Mountains are just outside the window.

Favorite Music: All music, although I grew up in the south and played in a country band for a number of years, so Country Music is what I am listening to more often than not.

 

TV Show – Watch the History Channel a lot. As far as a series goes it is my favorite is probably ‘Justified’ the FX series based on Elmore Leonard’s Raylan Givens series of novels.

Connect with Glenn:
       


Blood Orchids (The Lei Crime Series) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Like a good dish, this novel’s got it all – a fast paced suspense filled mystery with a twist of romance and Hawaiian flavor! 

I found Blood Orchids to be a captivating story with engaging characters in well described settings.


Book Description: Hawaii is a wonderful place to visit, but in this story, there is a killer out there who is preying on police officer Lei Texeira. She has a haunted pas that surfaces in the brutual death of two teenagers on Hilo. Will she be able to find this killer or will she become the next victim? 

Those who enjoyed the J.D. Robb’s In Death series will enjoy BLOOD ORCHIDS.  

Author’s Inspiration:  The Lei Crime Series is based on author’s experience as a mental health therapist dealing with the challenges of life in paradise and unfulfilled dreams of solving crime.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Grace Park

From the Book: Drowning isn’t pretty, even in paradise. The girl’s features were bloated by water and nibbled on by wildlife. She lay half embedded in silty mud, naked as a seal carcass. Long hair that might have been blonde wrapped around her like seaweed, one sparkly hair tie still in place on the side of her head.

Leilani Texeira grimaced at the sulphurous smell of the mud as she stepped into it, shiny regulation shoes disappearing, and squatted to inspect the body. After three years on the force in Hawaii she’d seen several drowned corpses, and had learned to stay detached as she looked for any signs of violence. Still, she was thankful for the small mercy of the girl’s closed eyes.

Her partner Pono’s voice was a bass drone interspersed with static as he called in the discovery on the radio. Lei stayed on her haunches, her eyes slowly surveying the entire overgrown area of the small county park. Invasive christmasberry bushes and clumps of tall pili grass competed along the unkempt banks. Midmorning sun leached reluctantly from under cloud cover as she spotted what looked like a bobbing coconut a few yards out. Lei glanced around—no palm trees ringed the pond.

She pushed her pant legs up and splashed forward into murky water warm as blood, clots of yellowish algae dotting the surface.

Get the Free Kindle eBook Now ➤

This book is free 4/4-4/8.

Toby Neal

  


Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age 5 and has been published in magazines and won several writing contests. After initially majoring in Journalism, she eventually settled on mental health as a career and loves her work, saying, “I’m endlessly fascinated with people’s stories.”

She enjoys many outdoor sports including bodyboarding, scuba diving, beach walking, gardening and hiking. She lives in Hawaii with her family and dogs.

Toby credits her counseling background in adding depth to her characters–from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous and vulnerable heroine in the Lei Crime Series.

Favorite Place to Write: Office that was formerly her daughter’s room

 

Favorite Music: Pandora radio set to Rock Classic

 

 

http://tobyneal.net/

Connect with Toby:
       


The Hard Swim : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Here’s another San Dyke novel that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

If you like intricately woven plots, in-your-face action and a straightforward, no holds barred hero, you’ll need to get this book!


Book Description: A steamer carrying 658 Jewish refugees explodes in the Black Sea in 1942. In France, two years later, 31 young SAS soldiers are captured and executed in the heart of France.

Why is a British government minister trying to prevent the truth emerging about these two events from WWII? PI Sam Dyke finds himself in mortal danger as he attempts to find out.

Those who enjoy Robert Crais, John Sandford, Harlan Coben will enjoy THE HARD SWIM.  

Author’s Inspiration: I learned about the two historical events that form the background to the book a long time ago and thought it would be interesting to forge a link between them. Using my series character Sam Dyke I’ve been able to weave together the two events into an exciting story.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Clive Owen

From the Book: Within moments he heard steps running up towards him in pursuit, heavy footfalls on the metal staircase. As the man reached the top, Sam stood and turned back, rounding the corner, thrusting his weight forward.

  His chest collided with the chasing man, and in an instant he had extended his arms and spun the other round, hooked a foot around his ankles, and pushed. 

  A look of surprise and immediate fear traversed the man’s features, but then he was turned and gone, crashing in a headlong fall past two startled travellers who skittled rapidly out of his way.

Get the Free Kindle eBook Now ➤

This book is free 4/3-4/5.

Keith Dixon

  


I spent a large part of my youth learning to be a writer, though I didn’t know it at the time. I changed jobs as often as I changed shirts. In the last twenty years I’ve worked as a copywriter, a psychologist, an English professor and a proofreader. All of which qualifies me to write books about a hard-bitten Private Investigator … 

I don’t have time for hobbies now because writing consumes me. If I had a hobby, it would be writing … so I could escape from the daily grind of writing.

 

Favorite Food: You can’t beat a good curry, and my favourite place to be is in the kitchen, making one. 

 

Favorite Place to Write: I write at a round table in a large room in a house in France.

 

Favorite Music: Alternative Country.

 

Favorite TV show: Justified and Walking Dead

 

http://www.cwconfidential.blogspot.com/

Connect with Keith:
       


Murder Corporation – Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Sometimes the good guys aren’t always good. 

Fast and furious…no flat spots… This is a short exciting read. 


Book Description: A brutal police detective takes a rookie under his wing to show him what real police work is about, but he can’t abide by the corruption and violence he sees. His mentor now views him as a threat and will use his influence to take him down. 

Readers who enjoy Jonathan Kellerman, Stephen King and, Thomas Harris will like MURDER CORPORATION.  

Author’s Inspiration:  My work as a criminal defense attorney in watching/dealing with corrupt police officers. As well as the work of the SIS unit of the LAPD.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Edward Norton

From the Book: I had never been shot before and as the round whizzed by my ear and buried itself into my neck, I thought this must be what it feels like to get raped. To feel powerlessness, pain, and shock. The warm blood drenched my collar and I pressed my free hand to the wound, my other hand holding my Desert Eagle. I was ducked down behind an old Mercedes inside a large mechanic shop and I could hear the two men laughing from somewhere in the dark.

 

Get the Free Kindle eBook Now ➤

This book is free 3/30 – 4/3.

Victor Methos

  


Victor Methos is the author of fourteen bestselling novels including THE WHITE ANGEL MURDER, the #1 mystery-thriller in the U.S. and U.K. for over eight weeks. He has sold more than 300,000 books worldwide. 

He has been a prosecutor specializing in violent crime and is currently a criminal defense attorney in the United States, where he has defended everyone from murderers and the mafia to the homeless and disabled. He may be reached through his blog at www.methosreview.blogspot.com

Favorite Food: Afghan dish called Kabuli

 

Favorite Place to Write: In my quiet basement

 

Favorite Music: Yanni and Enya

 

Favorite TV show: The Sopranos

 

http://www.methosreview.blogspot.com/

Connect with Victor:
       


Young Gifted and Bad (Sweets Maybrey) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: YOUNG GIFTED AND BAD is the second of the Sweets Maybrey series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Its a crime novel from a unique perspective! 


Book Description: This is the second novel in the Sweets Maybrey series. Sweets has assumed control of black crime in west Philadelphia but uneasy is the head that wears the crown. Murder surrounds him, the dagger points sharp, the hands holding the daggers both known and unknown. He expands his territory, making war with the Mafia. This adds to the enemies in his camp and in his bed. How will Sweets sort through friend from foe and come out victorious?

Those who like Walter Mosley will like YOUNG GIFTED AND BAD.  

Author’s Inspiration:  In 2003 my father and brother both passed away. Both were criminals – my father was a numbers runner and my brother a thief and hustler. I knew neither person well – they kept their criminal lives fairly hidden. Still, I learned more than I wanted about how they each conducted their business. I wondered, especially as my father wasted away in a hospice, what I would have done if he had presented me with the option to follow in his footsteps. What choice would I have made? In the Sweets Maybrey series, the main character has to make this decision and, once committed, live with the consequences.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Chris Brown

From the Book: I climbed the steps in my roach killers, which by some miracle still gleamed in the pale light leaking in from the grocery below. I had my left hand on my neck and my right hand, my best for shooting, among other things, on my nickel-plated Detonic Combat Master .45 automatic. The gun, too, gleamed, and although I cleaned it regularly, as the old heads encouraged me to do, I didn’t shine it as vigorously or as often as I shined my shoes. I walked softly up the steps, in case someone was waiting for me. No one was waiting. The whole world, it seemed, had taken cover, expecting the worse. Waiting, breathing slowed just a bit, just like me. I will kill the next person who walks into my office. I don’t know who it will be, although I have some ideas.

 

Get the Free Kindle eBook Now ➤

This book is free 3/22-3/24.

Barry C Davis

  


I have been writing for 10 years, primarily novels but also short stories and screenplays. I write because I have strong opinions and novels are the best way to convey those opinions while offering captivating entertainment. I was born in the ghetto and write from that vantage point. Although I have expanded into horror and fantasy novels my bread and butter is urban fiction. The Sweets Maybrey series is based upon assimilated knowledge of Philadelphia’s criminal machinations. My goal is to bring the reader inside the sex and crime while revealing the humanity behind the brutality.

What is your favorite food, place to write, music to listen to, TV show?: My favorite food is, of course, a real deal Philly cheesesteak. I love to write at 3AM in my spare bedroom with a cup a coffee at my elbow. My favorite shows are Justified and Elementary.

 

http://www.blackmantellingtales.blogspot.com/

Connect with Barry:
       


Sweets (Sweets Maybrey) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: An exciting crime series from Barry Davis, SWEETS will have you craving for more.  

Sweets was a gritty story that had an authentic snap to it. 


Book Description: This is the inaugural novel in the Sweets Maybrey series. Sweets Maybrey is a talented prize fighter in 1972 Philly, finally on the right track after a stint in prison. Then his father, a shark on the underside of the city, disappears, wanted for murder. Sweets must use all his street smarts and toughness to find his father and reveal the real killer.

Those who like Walter Mosley will like YOUNG GIFTED AND BAD.  

Author’s Inspiration:  In 2003 my father and brother both passed away. Both were criminals – my father was a numbers runner and my brother a thief and hustler. I knew neither person well – they kept their criminal lives fairly hidden. Still, I learned more than I wanted about how they each conducted their business. I wondered, especially as my father wasted away in a hospice, what I would have done if he had presented me with the option to follow in his footsteps. What choice would I have made? In the Sweets Maybrey series, the main character has to make this decision and, once committed, live with the consequences.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Jaden Smith

From the Book: Sweets Maybrey is hard.

Somewhere down the Bottom, that worst of places, a nameless person said that. The four spare words, spoken to no one in particular, rose above the rude sounds of ghetto life and gained a second person’s ears. Then they were said again. 

For the past year or so it has became a well-worn phrase in the neighborhood, like an ever present campaign slogan or advertising pitch, peddling not a tired politician or your mother’s dish soap but the idea that this was someone you must take very seriously.

 

Get the Free Kindle eBook Now ➤

This book is free 3/15-3/17.

Barry C Davis

  


I have been writing for 10 years, primarily novels but also short stories and screenplays. I write because I have strong opinions and novels are the best way to convey those opinions while offering captivating entertainment. I was born in the ghetto and write from that vantage point. Although I have expanded into horror and fantasy novels my bread and butter is urban fiction. The Sweets Maybrey series is based upon assimilated knowledge of Philadelphia’s criminal machinations. My goal is to bring the reader inside the sex and crime while revealing the humanity behind the brutality.

What is your favorite food, place to write, music to listen to, TV show?: My favorite food is, of course, a real deal Philly cheesesteak. I love to write at 3AM in my spare bedroom with a cup a coffee at my elbow. My favorite shows are Justified and Elementary.

 

http://www.blackmantellingtales.blogspot.com/

Connect with Barry: