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I have a new book coming out a week today – Never Go Back

Friday, 29 November 2019, sees the release of my new crime novel, Never Go Back (published by the good, good people at Close to the Bone), and already it’s had some pre-release reviews – and they’re good. Except one, but I can take that. Here’s the thrust:

Barlow Vine just killed a man – his lover’s lover. Now he’s heading from Spain back to his hometown in the vain hope his actions won’t catch up with him.
In his way are nurses, strange kids in Edwardian garb, one blinding headache, and dead-eyed killers who want to use him for their own ends. It’s a cold, murderous homecoming – and he’ll need the luck of every bastard to survive.

I’ve done a few interviews and guest blog posts over the past few months, including with top man David Nemeth and the brutal Jesse “Heels” Rawlins. She’s a tough one. Here they are if you fancy some fun reads:

Do Some Damage

Punk Noir Magazine

Dorset Book Detective

Centre Stage with Mick Rose

Dirty Books with Tom Leins

If you want to get involved in some dirty-doings, you can follow Barlow Vine’s descent into the underworld HERE. Enjoy.

Early reviews:

Never Go Back is a fun, exciting read filled with twists you’ll love and characters you’ll love to hate.” – J.Salem

“This was a fast-paced action adventure … kept me on my toes. Very good read!” – tishaustinbooks.com

“Barlow Vine is a criminal bastard, surrounded by even more bastards … Never Go Back is worth your time. Especially if you like watching people suffer …” – Aurelia Pitchstone

“I couldn’t stop reading … The ending left me wishing there was more to read … I highly recommend it!” – Inkwell Horrors

“New” story up at The Flash Fiction Offensive

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I have a story up at the fabulous Flash Fiction Offensive. A Conversational Robbery first appeared in my second short story collection, Bullets, Teeth, & Fists 2. You can read it at FFO here.

The second Bullets is full of nourishing noir shorts and novelettes. You can buy the beast HERE.

It’s Christmassss – 50% off my books

The ebook version of my books are 50% off all through December. The Bullets collection of short stories are free on non-Kindle formats. A review is always appreciated if you fancy dipping in.

I’m blatantly biased – I like them. If you trust me (look into my eyes, not around) I know you’ll like them, too.

City of Forts

“A brilliant read that explores society and all its cracks. Jason Beech expertly balances the nostalgia of childhood adventures with the brutality of life in a very grown-up and dark town. City of Forts deserves to sit equal with the greats as a piece of entertainment and a study of modern life’s struggle”

– Aidan Thorn, author of When the Music’s Over from Fahrenheit 13 Press.

Moorlands

“This book has some serious grip. It sinks its teeth into the reader fast and hangs on. Solid throughout, visceral. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”

– D.S. Atkinson

Bullets, Teeth, & Fists

“A great collection of shorts from an author with a stellar writing style! The first and last tales are the most entertaining, serving as perfect book ends to house the others in-between. There is a lot of depth to each story, which is difficult to accomplish considering their brevity. I will be investing more of my time on Mr. Beech.”

– Shervin Jamali, author of Remember.

Bullets, Teeth, & Fists 2

“… keeps you turning the pages from beginning to the end.”

– Amazon Reader


Books for Free and on Sale.

To celebrate today’s release of Bullets, Teeth, & Fists 2 I have Moorlands on sale for 99p, $0.99, and 0.99 euros until 21 November 2016, and the first Bullets, Teeth & Fists is free up to and including 18 November 2016.

Moorlands is 99p, $0.99, and 0.99 euros until 21 November 2016

Small-time crook Larry is in a world of trouble. He has a missing sister, dodgy friends, and money-induced cracks in his family. Sophie is the missing sister, and his step-father wants him to use his criminal skills to find her. Larry’s in debt to a man called Stan, who has a side as dark as a blood streak. As time runs out on paying Stan his money, Larry fears his sister is more than avoiding everybody. His nerves are stretched by multiple tensions, from friends’ roving eyes to the consequences of an ill-advised one-night stand. Can Larry escape Stan’s heavy hand – and find Sophie alive?
Set in Brexit-fever Britain, Moorlands is a rollercoaster ride through the nation’s underbelly, where bitterness, violence, and surges into the wild crawl beneath the surface.

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Bullets, Teeth & Fists is free until midnight 18 November 2016

Take a turn down a dark alley and witness a New York cop seeing murders before they happen. Climb a drainpipe and pad your way across London rooftops to see what a man would do to keep his daughter in the country. Drop down again, to that restaurant where a date goes from bad to worse, to boutique coffee. Boutique coffee? Wouldn’t you run?
14 short stories take you from London to New York, and to the sun-seared hills of Ancient Greece, that will have you dodging bullets, teeth, and fists all the way to the end.

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Bullets, Teeth, & Fists 2 is 99p, $0.99, and 0.99 euros for a limited time

In New Jersey, a woman flees from her dead boyfriend’s family – who’d like to feed her to their pigs. In Sheffield, a former pop star is willing to humiliate himself to a crowd of smartphones in the hope of a social media-charged escape from his burger van. In the southwest USA, a father goes too far to protect his daughter. On a stage in northern England a drummer brawls with his egotistical front-man after a threat to ditch him – the talent scout better watch out. A gang member, after the robbery of a Saudi prince on the streets of London, strips the other members of their money in pursuit of a dream which leads to mayhem.

Bullets, Teeth, & Fists 2 is a bloodied fist packed with grit and heart, filled with bad and good souls in often horrific moments – where one bad move means an avalanche of trouble.

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New release: Bullets, Teeth, & Fists 2 – out 14 November 2016

So, I have a new book out on 14 November, packed with 22 stories across more than 300 pages. You’ll have seen a few on the magnificent crime fiction sites, Shotgun Honey, Pulp Metal Magazine, Plots with Guns, and The Flash Fiction Offensive, but they’ve been heavily edited for their new version in this book.

Most of the stories are new and unseen. They include a novella and a couple of novelettes. Here’s the blurb:

In New Jersey, a woman flees from her dead boyfriend’s family – who’d like to feed her to their pigs. In Sheffield, a former pop star is willing to humiliate himself to a crowd of smartphones in the hope of a social media-charged escape from his burger van. In the southwest USA, a father goes too far to protect his daughter. On a stage in northern England a drummer brawls with his egotistical front-man after a threat to ditch him – the talent scout better watch out. A gang member, after the robbery of a Saudi prince on the streets of London, strips the other members of their money in pursuit of a dream which leads to mayhem.

Bullets, Teeth, & Fists 2 is a bloodied fist packed with grit and heart, filled with bad and good souls in often horrific moments – where one bad move means an avalanche of trouble.

The bugger is available for pre-order at an introductory price of 99p, $0.99, and 0.99 euros for Kindle versions.

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Pre-order Bullets, Teeth, & Fists 2 here.

To celebrate, Moorlands will cost 99p, $0.99, and 0.99 euros from 14-21 November and the first Bullets, Teeth & Fists is free from 14-18 November (Kindle versions).

Other stuff you ought to get your eyes on are Thomas Pluck’s Blade of Dishonor, Ryan Bracha’s After Call Work: Verbal Warning, and Remission by Ed Chatterton. I’ve not finished the latter yet, but the thing makes the blood pulse – with one scene at a zoo which might make you vomit.

Bullets, Teeth, & Fists 2 contents:

  1. Pusher
  2. Red Hole
  3. Here Comes a Soul Saver
  4. Getting Home Late
  5. Pop Star Burger Van
  6. If You Want a Job Doing
  7. Die, Witch, Die
  8. A Damned Agreement
  9. Corner Flag
  10. The Cops
  11. Brother
  12. Drumsticks
  13. Banking on It
  14. A Conversational Robbery
  15. The Lad Needs a Lesson
  16. Dirty Night
  17. The Other Woman
  18. Invisible Man
  19. Scrag
  20. Pop Star Burger Van 2
  21. Should Have Been a Son
  22. Dressed to Live

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