The Best London Crime Fiction Collection

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We have scoured around to find some of the best books and we are proud to present this great collection.! We are constantly updating and reviewing to keep an eye out for some great new additions! We have some of the best London crime and gangster fiction books from top crime authors and also some terrific authors that you may not have previously seen or considered. We at London Crime know some of these authors personally, but I have listed London crime fiction books that I have read.. explore the links to see further great releases from these authors that I haven’t read (YET!) We show mainly the paperback versions but follow the links and you will see the availability for kindle too! So if you want to jump aboard for a thrilling ride through some of the best crime thrillers set in and around the great City of London, you have come to the right place! You may not have heard of some of the authors below, but don’t let that put you off! We find that there are plenty of new authors that are sometimes better than their professional counterparts so trust us and treat yourself to some top London crime fiction thrillers.

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Ben Trebilcook.

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My Name Is Not Jacob Ramsay. Michael Thompson is a counsellor to some of the most disaffected and challenging teenagers in South London, with pupils ranging from gang members, special needs, migrants and refugees from war-torn countries. It is when he is lured by undercover detectives, from a specialist gangland unit, to become a registered informant and spy on his own students, that Michael quickly finds himself in extreme danger and hostile territory. When Michael’s father, Edward, a former secret intelligence officer, learns of his son’s distress, he sets out to track down Michael with skills he never believed he would have to use.

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Down & Under. Australian private investigator, Joe Bookbinder, had been living in London for too long. The arthritis in his hands pained him. Joe yearned to banish the cold and be out of the darkness. He needed a reason or three to return home. Damn good pay Great beer Simple case When Joe’s ex-girlfriend, Georgia, turned up out of the blue and offered him a job that ticked all of his boxes, Joe leapt head first into a pool of madness, As much as he tried to suppress his memories of him, deep down, Joe felt it wouldn’t be too long before his psychotic, safari suit wearing Thai friend, Song Song Li, would make an appearance, But hey, two outta three ain’t bad, right?

Bobbie Barker

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Deadly Acquaintance. A premeditated murder, and forensically aware killer with the edge. Isabella Beaumont died from horrific injuries. DCI Ash Kennedy and his team are left baffled to find no forensic evidence and no obvious motive. What they do have, is the disturbing fear there is worse to come. Gabe Duruy is on the opposite side of the law. A charismatic, yet fearsome leader of an organised crime group in East London. He is no stranger to violence, but even he is sickened by the severity of the Beaumont murder. What he has yet to discover, is by association, there are extremely dangerous intentions hiding in plain sight. A fantastic piece of London crime fiction

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Field Of Glass. Marcus Cusack is about to be released from prison. He is a psychotic, dangerous man with an obsession in the name of Jessie Harris. Jessie had escaped the treacherous world of the Cusack family and a prisoner to prostitution. Together with her baby son, Thomas, beyond all expectations she built a new life. Despite vowing to stay single forever, she eventually met and married Ben, who truly was the love of her life. Her past was a closely guarded secret and hers to keep. Prostitution was one thing, but she was also a killer – wasn’t she? When Ben suddenly dies in a freak car accident, Jessie is left heartbroken, but it isn’t long before she discovers the truth, and her husband’s death is just the beginning. When Thomas goes missing, Jessie is propelled back to her past, where Marcus Cusack is waiting.

Caroline Mitchell

Death Note. Twenty years ago you were forced to give your daughter up. Now she’s back. Or is she?
Women who’ve had to give up children for adoption are being killed. A knock at their front door begins a nightmare from which they will never wake up. Detective Ruby Preston and her team must hunt down a disturbed individual before someone else is taken. But just when they think they’ve made a breakthrough, Ruby receives a sinister email, and the case takes a terrifying personal twist. When bodies start turning up, staged in perfect, domestic scenes, Ruby realises they’re chasing the most frightening serial killer she has ever faced. Can Ruby catch the killer before they strike again? Or will her troubled past catch up with her first? Love You to Death is a serial killer thriller packed with twists. If you like Karin Slaughter, Angela Marsons and Val MacDermid, discover Caroline Mitchell’s new series today.

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Sleep Tight. Close your eyes … Just pray you don’t wake up. A killer stalks the streets of East London. All over the area, murdered young women are discovered, their bodies posed into a sickening recreation of fairy-tale princesses. Detective Ruby Preston is determined to hunt down a disturbed individual who is using the women to realise his dark fantasies. But when body parts are found at the home of her lover, Nathan Crosby, Ruby is torn between her job and her heart. Convinced that he is being framed, Ruby must catch the killer before Nathan becomes the number one suspect. But as more victims are found, it becomes harder to prove his innocence. As Ruby starts to close in on the twisted individual, can she stop him before he strikes again? And how well does she really know the man she loves? A terrifying, addictive serial killer thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Murder Game. A serial killer is playing a terrifying game of life or death with his victims. After he captures them, a countdown begins. He marks the time by sending clues to the whereabouts of the women he has taken in three disturbing images: alive, tortured, dead. In a race against the clock, East London Detective Ruby Preston must play the twisted killer’s terrifying murder game and decipher the clues before more women die… But this isn’t the first time the police have seen such a sickening crime. The notorious Lonely Hearts Killer, Mason Gatley, was put behind bars ten years ago for murdering six women in exactly the same chilling way. Desperate for more information, Ruby persuades her boyfriend, Nathan Crosby, to use his criminal connections to set up a dangerous meeting. Because to catch this killer, she needs to think like one… But the closer Ruby grows to the dark and charming Mason Gatley, the more worried her team become. Is Mason really helping her catch the killer? Or is he lining Ruby up to be his next victim?

Clare Donoghue

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Never Look Back (Detective Jane Bennett and Mike Lockyer series book 1) Paperback.

Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver . . . Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it’s the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level. DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents. What he discovers will not only test him professionally but will throw his personal life into turmoil too.

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No Place to Die (Detective Jane Bennett and Mike Lockyer series book 2) Paperback. DS Jane Bennett takes charge of South London’s Lewisham murder squad following the temporary suspension of her boss, DI Mike Lockyer. His involvement with a female witness resulted in her murder. Mike returns to work but he’s a shadow of the detective he was a few months before. Bennett gets a desperate call from an old friend to say that her husband, retired colleague Mark Leech, has gone missing. Blood spatters found in the home suggest that she doesn’t have long to find him. When Jane is sent to a site in Elmstead Woods she stumbles upon a sinister murder scene. A tomb has been created, and the body she finds is not Mark’s – as she dreaded and suspected – but that of missing university student, Maggie Hungerford. Her killer recorded her last moments, even providing an air supply which was only cut off when the game lost its thrill. Two men admit to having had a sexual relationship with Maggie. Both deny murder. Someone is lying. And Mark is still missing. When another tomb is discovered, an anonymous tip and mounting evidence suggest a disturbing link which threatens to derail both cases and let a murderer walk free. Lockyer is shocked into supporting Bennett in a case which becomes ever more ominous and dangerous as the investigation deepens. They know that their hunt is for a killer with a mind so twisted that he, or she, is likely to stop at nothing.

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Trust No One (Detective Jane Bennett and Mike Lockyer series Book 3) Paperback. Marriage is complicated. It doesn’t always work out. Sometimes there are things you discover about yourself and each other which mean the marriage has to end. Sad, particularly when kids are involved – but all pretty normal. Normal that is, until there’s a murder. DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer are called in to investigate one of South London’s most difficult and distressing cases yet – where family and friends come under scrutiny in the hardest of circumstances.

The Night Stalker (Detective Jane Bennett and Mike Lockyer series book 4) Paperback. This book is NOT London based crime. But as a continuation of the series of the other books here, it deserves its place! Dead Woman’s Ditch. The site of a grisly two-hundred-year-old murder – and a recent hit and run. When a young woman’s body is found at the macabre landmark in Somerset’s Quantock Hills, DI Mike Lockyer and Sergeant Jane Bennett are called in to investigate. They find a community gripped by fear and superstition. The locals won’t venture out at night, believing there’s a man stalking the hills; a phantom cloaked in folklore and legend, keeping the sinister legacy of Dead Woman’s Ditch alive. Confronted by a hostile CID team and a murder victim with close ties to their own squad, Lockyer and Bennett will have to accept what they can’t see before they can find what’s really there . .

David P Perlmutter

Wrong Place, Wrong Time. A London estate agent found himself on the wrong side of the law one night, leading to the loss of his driving licence, his job, his home and sending him spiralling into depression. He decided to visit Spain for a change of scenery and lifestyle but got way more than he bargained for when before long, misfortune, circumstance and a degree of stupidity landed him in more trouble than that from which he had fled back home. One night in Marbella, after a few too many drinks and armed with more Dutch courage than common sense, he rescued two people from a burning hotel but in the process was falsely accused of arson and manslaughter and thrown in a Spanish jail. Aided’ by a UK tabloid journalist whose sole purpose was merely to create shock headlines.

Write To Kill. MOTIVE. MONEY. MURDER. YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP. An aspiring author, cursed with writer’s block and ridden with debt, is offered a huge amount of money to commit a heinous crime. Caught up in the machinations of the underworld and at the mercy of a gangland boss, will this budding writer accept the money, commit the crime and leave his innocence behind him? And will real life turn to fiction, as events inspire him to write what he dreams will be an international bestseller? THE DEBUT FICTION NOVEL FROM DAVID P PERLMUTTER. This is superb, a great start to David’s London crime fiction series.

Write To Survive: A DEADLINE BECOMES A LIFELINE. In book one, “Write to Kill” follows the misadventures of a debt ridden, budding author, who gets involved with London underground boss, Mad Dog Maddox. The author commits a heinous crime for money and then starts to write a book based on his experience.
Now into the amazing follow up. Book two in the series, “Write to Survive” finds the aspiring author, and his girlfriend Lisa, struggling to cope with the fallout from his actions. As Mad Dog Maddox lives up to his name, the couple must work as a team to survive his death threats.

David Videcette

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The Theseus Paradox Volume 1. Thriller. London. July 2005: in the midst of Operation Theseus, the largest police investigation that the UK has ever known, Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan begins to ask difficult questions that lead to the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend and his sudden suspension from the Metropolitan Police. Who masterminded London’s summer of terror? Why can’t Flannagan make headway in the sprawling investigation? Is Jake’s absent girlfriend really who she claims to be? While hunting for the answers to the most complex case in British history, one man will uncover the greatest criminal deception of our time. “I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story…” How much is real and how much is fiction, only YOU can decide! A truly gripping London thriller !

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The Detriment Volume 2 . Thriller. How much is real and how much is fiction, only YOU can decide! A cold, dead body stares skyward from a rose garden in the grounds of a luxury London apartment. What secrets does the dead man hold? A mystery, is it suicide, or did someone want him silenced? Hours later, an attack on a nearby nightclub sparks a massive manhunt which ends as a blazing Jeep ploughs into Glasgow Airport. DI Jake Flannagan’s evasive girlfriend, Claire, is back. But as they begin to unravel a real-life mystery together, the dark secrets of her past threaten to destroy their futures. What they uncover may put their relationship, their careers, and even their lives at risk. The truth costs nothing, but a lie could cost them everything.

Derek Thompson

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Thomas Bladen has been living a double-life for two years. He’s a Civil Service photographer in London, but the Surveillance Support Unit has a much wider remit. It’s staffed by ex-forces personnel, careerists, and Thomas. He has an eye for details that other people miss and a talent for finding trouble – a combination that was never going to bring him an easy life.
When Thomas witnesses a shooting at a routine surveillance operation and uncovers a web of deceit and treachery that people will kill for, can a good man hold the line without crossing it?
“Great read. Compelling characters. Cleverly constructed plot.”
“What I like about British thrillers is that the great ones are realistic rather than glitzy. This story did not disappoint with its gritty detail and credible characters.”
“Love the on/off relationship between Miranda and Thomas. There is clever interaction between them which at times is touching and often humorous.

When Amy Johanson is killed during a weapon test, Thomas Bladen and Karl McNeill are determined to expose the truth. To do that, they must protect Jess, their only witness, but she plays a dangerous game of seduction and lies. Thwarted by dangerous and powerful forces, can Thomas get justice for Amy and navigate the shifting sands of espionage, politics, big business, and the tragic mystery of Karl’s past?
“He seems to have taken the classic American private detective novel genre and given it a uniquely British twist. The one liners are a joy to read and the story is stylishly put together with a compelling plot that twists and turns constantly.”
“Started slow the build up was amazing…couldn’t put the book down ….brilliant characters…storyline excellent…well recommended…great to take on holiday book…you have a fan.”
“A good read in the old spy thriller tradition where no one trusts anyone and the truth is a movable feast.”

Two unconnected events – an attack on a child and a clinical assassination – confront Thomas with moral dilemmas. When his investigations converge and his day job encroaches into his freelance work, Thomas discovers uncomfortable truths about those who matter most and the Shadow State’s supply chain. But it’s what he doesn’t know that poses the greatest danger.
“Another rapid fire, engrossing thriller by this up and coming writer.”
“…the seedier side of Thomas Bladen’s life comes straight out at you from the book.”
“Great Brit thriller, full of drama, some good character, and the British vocabulary at the back was helpful!”

SHADOW STATE. A STOLEN CAR WITH A BABY INSIDE IS THE LEAST OF BLADEN’S PROBLEMS. Thomas Bladen faces hard choices when a Shadow State agent orders him to expose a defector or risk the lives of others. A stakeout becomes a rescue, an intervention leads to murder, and dark secrets come to light as Thomas and Karl play a dangerous game, turning the Shadow State against itself. But who is the real enemy and who will pay the ultimate price?
“Good spy thriller with a appealing flawed hero in Bladen. Liked the London life evoked!”
“Love the ups and downs. Another great adventure into the world of espionage and mayhem You will love it.”
“Taut and suspenseful with the pacing only a master of his craft can achieve.”

As the security services scramble in the aftermath of a coordinated terror attack on London, undercover operative Thomas Bladen is in deep trouble. His department is taken over by MI5, his girlfriend’s gone, and he’s “lost” a handgun during unofficial surveillance of a politician. When two key SSU personnel disappear, Thomas Bladen chooses loyalty over protocol. Forced into a pact with an old adversary, what he eventually discovers could change the rules forever.
“Intriguing story with a variety of twists and turns. Good strong characters, Good story. Very interesting ending. Well worth a read.”
“When two top players go missing, any number of scenarios open up and we’re kept guessing for a long time as the complex plot tangles, untangles and knots itself up again. Keep up if you can! And if you can’t, sit back and enjoy the thrill-packed ride.”
“Flashpoint is a well crafted thriller with a great plot.”

Dominic Piper

Kiss me when I’m Dead

The stunning debut thriller by bestselling author Dominic Piper, Kiss Me When I’m Dead introduces the enigmatic, London-based private investigator Daniel Beckett. This is London crime fiction at it’s finest !
When Beckett is offered double his usual fee to track down Viola Raleigh, the missing daughter of a billionaire arms dealer, he has no reason to believe the assignment is not as it seems.
But his investigation is hindered as he discovers he’s being stalked by a professional surveillance team. As he learns more about Viola’s life as a drug addict and high-class call girl, he starts to realise that his wealthy client has been economical with the truth.
It isn’t long before Beckett himself is in danger, but his adversaries quickly discover that they are dealing with a formidable opponent with a far more sinister background than they might ever have imagined.

Donna Siggers

Broken: Volume 1 (The Warwick Cooper Thrillers) Paperback. Broken is the first in a series of thrillers featuring Katie-Ann Warwick and Sam Cooper. We join this dynamic duo as their relationship heats up and they have reason to work together once again. Drawing on Sam’s undercover experience to trace a kidnapped woman, Kate’s friend and old colleague, they have every reason to suspect she’s at the mercy of a prisoner who has just escaped – Carl Ashbeck. Ashbeck has Kate on his agenda and very much in his sights. Will Sam and Kate get the break they need or will the corruption within London’s Metropolitan police hold them back? And, will Sam’s past cast a shadow on the investigation? Highly recommended thriller!

Betrayal. Betrayal is the second in a series of thrillers featuring Katie-Ann Warwick and Sam Cooper, who are still in pursuit of escaped prisoner, Carl Ashbeck. Ashbeck has gained support from a prominent individual helping him to fulfil his goal. Kate and Sam uncover conspiracies that further test their ability to trust those around them. Kate receives a timely phone call that links her family to a crime scene the couple are involved in – are there hidden depths to this second investigation? Both Sam and Kate are placed in peril, but can their relationship survive what lays in store for them?

Bound. Bound is the final book in the Warwick Cooper trilogy.
We join the team as Sam Cooper fights for his life, leaving Kate-Ann Warwick and Liam Prittle no choice but to team up in order to continue the mission of fighting the challenges, corruption and deception surrounding the RAVEN case. Murder victims continue to show up but the rules have changed since Ashbeck’s death and the arrest of Kerry Preston. Two significant finds allow the team to finally make the links they need but just how much danger will this place them in?
Tension is raw as lives are risked once again. Who will survive and who will escape?

Faces Of The Missing: The DS Blandford Thrillers (Book One)

Rebecca Arnold is missing four days before she’s reported missing. The horrific story that unfolds brings to light far more than her disappearance. A series of linked murders, designed to uncover family secrets, reveal far more than DS Blandford could ever hope for. Loyalty, deception, abductions, and revenge sees those protecting themselves stoop to dangerous lows in order to protect themselves, and an organisation built on corruption.

The cost is high to those drawn in as DS Blandford, and his team, fight to solve the case and win against all odds. One by one they become the target of attention and victims of those they seek. In the end its down to who catches who first.

Dougie Brimson

The Crew. The prequel to the Movie Top Dog starring Leo Gregory – Directed by Martin Kemp. Absolutely brilliant London crime fiction !
APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE – as As Paul Jarvis of the National Soccer Intelligence Unit is only too well aware. He knows that Billy Evans is no ordinary Cockney lad made good. He’s also a thug, a villain and a cop killer. Jarvis just hasn’t been able to prove it…Yet. So when Jarvis discovers that Evans is putting together a hooligan ‘Super Crew’ to follow the England national soccer team to Italy, he feels sure he can finally put Evans behind bars – if only someone can infiltrate the group and get him the proof he needs. But nothing is ever that simple. The Crew believe Evans is just out for a full-on riot. Jarvis thinks he’s trafficking drugs. But Billy Evans is always one step ahead. He has another plan. And it will be catastrophic for everyone concerned. EXCEPT HIM.

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Top Dog. Sequel to the best-selling thriller, The Crew. Now a major motion picture starring Leo Gregory. Directed by Martin Kemp.
GANG LEADER Billy Evans has ruled his turf in London for more years than he can care to remember. So long in fact, that even he realizes that things have become a little too easy. So when an old adversary reappears on the scene, Billy sees a golden opportunity to not only reassert his authority, but to have some much needed fun. Yet all is not as it appears. For this new enemy is far more powerful than any Billy has ever had to deal with before and he’s about to discover that he’s finally pushed his luck too far. But this time it isn’t the law that he has to worry about, it’s something far more dangerous.

In The Know. From the bestselling writer of Green Street, Dougie Brimson. IN THE KNOW.. Revenge is a dish best served quickly.
It’s been over a decade since gang leader Billy Evans stepped away from his life on the wrong side of the law to mourn the murder of his beloved wife. Yet when he is hit by a second tragedy, his first thoughts are not of more loss, but of revenge.. Violent, bloody revenge.
However, even before he can make his first move, Billy is presented with an alternative method of extracting vengeance. One so intriguing that he quickly finds his past passion for organised violence reinvigorated. And as Britain heads toward a future defined by Brexit and the political right wing, he realises that he s stumbled upon the opportunity he s been waiting for. The chance to wield genuine power within the very establishment he’s fought his entire life. The only question is, will he be allowed to survive long enough to grab it. From the writer of the cult hooligan film, Green Street and the best-selling thrillers The Crew and Top Dog comes the third and most explosive book yet in the most successful hooligan thriller series ever written.

Georgie Logan

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The Hat. Callie Lewis, AKA Calista Constantinou, once a young thief and hustler, she became a ruthless businesswoman; pulling her firm up from the gutter of the criminal world and into the equally dirty domain of legitimate business. Now self-exiled on a small Greek Island, Callie lives a relatively simple and happy life, yet is haunted by her grief, loneliness and guilt that caused her to flee London forever.
Eddie Melane, formerly South London’s most notorious thief, funny, handsome and dangerous: a local hero. Settling down with the wrong woman and going straight were only the start of his problems. Then with a tragic event leaving him badly scarred, lonely and a broken man, Eddie now counts the days until he can escape his miserable life.
Renos Markides fled Cyprus as a boy when the Turkish invaded and arrived in London with nothing. A complex character, brutal and revered; he is North London’s biggest villain. Known to be fair, Renos commands absolute loyalty from his men and operates on the principle of an ‘Eye for an Eye’.
Three People fighting their own personal demons and trapped in lives they never wanted are brought together by fate and murder. Whilst on their quest for vengeance they will confront the past that fate has dealt them, as well as dark secrets and the heartache of long forgotten love. Together they will redefine the very meaning of revenge.

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The Lie. Nate Lawson, was a privileged young man, raised in South London and the son of a wealthy Nightclub owner. Then one day his world was torn apart and he swore to get vengeance at any cost. Nate vows to be just like his second cousin, Eddie Melane, formerly South London’s most notorious thief, funny, handsome and dangerous, a local hero. Nate also hides a dark secret, one that torments him and if revealed would devastate his father.
Sonia Neville, AKA Psycho Sonia, feared throughout South London, she is someone not to cross. But appearances can be deceptive and thanks to her aunt, Sonia is nothing like her family, the infamous Nevilles. Distancing herself from her old life and family, she strives to find happiness but she is pulled back into the dark underworld to settle some old scores and help Nate get his vengeance.
Mel Lawson, cruel, manipulative, a woman who will do anything to get exactly what she feels is owed to her, no matter who she treads on. Stealing her husband’s Nightclub and home from under his nose wasn’t enough, she now wants to build an empire, presuming that she would share it all with her son, Nate. But Mel didn’t account on her son’s loyalty to his father and how that would affect her master plan.

THE LIST is the thrilling conclusion to the ABSOLUTE VENGEANCE trilogy.
Renos Markides and Eddie Melane, two good men, both resentful of the hand fate has dealt them. Follow them as they strive to turn the tables on life: joining forces to punish the wicked and fight for justice, honour and love.
THE LIST is a British crime novel; its story runs in parallel to THE HAT and THE LIE. The novel is split between life in a quiet, peaceful Greek village on an anonymous island, the streets of London and Larnaca, Cyprus. THE LIST is full of vivid and varied characters as well as cherished and loathed ones established in THE HAT and THE LIE. THE LIST again takes the reader on another gripping and absorbing journey, spanning over forty years with more revenge, love, lust and many secrets revealed along the way in this, the stunning final installment.

Gillian Godden

Dangerous Games. Annette Lambrianu is young, blonde, beautiful and bored. Life on the family vineyard with her husband and young son, Antonias, is not what she had expected. Yearning for excitement, she flees to London with her lover and the boy, only to find out the streets are not paved with gold. Since being taken from his home by his mother in the middle of the night, fighting for survival is all Antonias Lambrianu has ever known. He soon learns that money is power and sets his sights on what he sees as a better future. When his past finally catches up with him, it unexpectedly opens up new opportunities, but new threats come hand-in-hand with them. Antonias is determined that he will emerge triumphant, but there’s jeopardy everywhere and the stakes are high. Everyone, it seems, is playing dangerous games … Antonias most of all.This is a tale of selfishness, cruelty, love and betrayal. But who will be the ultimate winner? Dangerous Games is the origin story of gangster Tony Lambrianu.

Nasty Business. Tony Lambrianu is bold, daring and ruthless, qualities that have propelled him and Jake Sinclair up the ladder in London’s sleazy but lucrative underworld.
And, now that he’s running a fancy West End nightclub, Tony has new-found celebrity status – with a never-ending string of gorgeous women on his arm, he’s become the darling of the tabloids. However, despite his success, he still feels he lacks the respect he deserves and the status he desires. The little boy who lived on the streets is never far away.
Desperate for recognition, he’s driven to achieve more and more. Most of all, he craves the acceptance of Ralph Gold and to become a bigger part of his extensive web of organised crime.
Fearlessly facing up to enemies, winning battles and becoming the undisputed bosses of the London underworld can be a nasty business, but it’s the only business Tony and Jake know. And they’ll stop at nothing to succeed.

Francesca. Single mother Francesca is struggling to get by when an act of desperation leads to her owing a debt to notorious gangland boss, Tony Lambrianu.Tony has his own troubles – a change of image from playboy to respectable married man is needed to further his criminal career. He has women falling at his feet, but none he wants to make his wife.As Francesca is drawn deeper into the dark underworld dealings of Tony and his associates, she has to make alliances of her own to survive. And she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her small son.This is a roller coaster ride of high stakes, dirty tricks, loyalty and love. Strap in – it’s a hell of a trip!Please note: this is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

G&R Robson

London Large – Blood on the Streets: Get the series of London crime books by G&R Robson. Blood on the Streets is the first in the London Large crime thriller series, featuring the exploits of Detective Inspector Harry ‘H’ Hawkins, an old-school London copper with over thirty years of besting villains under his belt. When a bloody international gang war threatens to rip the metropolis apart, ‘London’s top copper’ finds himself under siege as never before. Haunted by flashbacks of the horrors he experienced in the Falklands War, held accountable for the unstoppable wave of violent chaos that is turning the streets of his city red with blood, hounded and ridiculed by a media he cannot understand and continually thwarted by an establishment cover up of he knows not what, the big man is bang in trouble. As the chaos in London reaches boiling point can H, against all the odds, bring the streets under control, see through the fog of a high-level conspiracy and rescue his partner Amisha before she is killed by her ruthless kidnappers? And will he himself be forced to step outside the law to do so? If you like hard-boiled, gritty and action packed novels with terrific twists you’ll love Blood on the Streets – let it take you through a thrilling rollercoaster ride through the dark underbelly of criminal London.

London Large: Bound by Blood: Volume 2 Paperback. Mass murder stalks the land. A damaged, hurting cop at war with his son. One last shot at redemption. Bound by Blood is the second book in the London Large crime thriller series, featuring the exploits of Detective Inspector Harry ‘H’ Hawkins, an old-school London copper in a new world. H is only just back at work after a mental and physical breakdown when pop superstar Bazza Wishbone is murdered in the dead of night in a top London hotel. As the whole world looks on in horror H investigates the crime in the only way he knows how; he embarks on a full-blooded, uncompromising search for the truth. But the truth can be brutal. As the investigation gathers pace H discovers that his own neglected son has been sucked into the international crime ring responsible for one of the worst mass murders in British history, and has been turned against his father. H’s mission is now no longer merely a search for a killer but also a quest to save his boy and deal with the man who has corrupted him. As events move towards their climax H is faced with a trio of extraordinary challenges: can he find the killer of Bazza Wishbone, get to the truth about the twenty bodies discovered in a mass grave in Kent, and find and reconnect with his son before he is spirited out of the country – or worse?

London Large: Bloody Liberties: Volume 3 Paperback. A nation under attack. Treason stalks the corridors of power. Can a renegade people’s army turn the tide? Bloody Liberties is the third book in the London Large crime thriller series. Harry ‘H’ Hawkins, now retired from the Metropolitan Police and living a serene life in the bosom of his family, wakes up one morning to find chaos and violence rampaging across Britain, from warzone-like football matches to terrorist bombs, from large-scale prison breakouts to inexplicable mass street fighting. With the authorities struggling to connect the dots H realizes that his domestic idyll is over – his city, and his country, need him. He receives information from a security service whistleblower that key players within the British establishment have been corrupted by those behind the chaos, and are involved in supporting their activities and aims – whatever they may be. As the mounting chaos threatens to pull the country apart H comes to understand that he and his colleagues are in uncharted waters; no one in authority can be trusted, fake news dominates the media and all usual channels of communication are subject to surveillance by Britain’s enemies. Can H, and the off-the-radar people’s army he puts together, identify the source of the chaos, shut down its operations and help restore order before a climactic outrage brings Britain to its knees?

London Large: American Lockdown. A vacation he couldn’t refuse.
A murder he didn’t commit.
A hellhole he needs to escape.
Harry Hawkins, a tough and experienced former London cop, goes on a surprise vacation to Las Vegas with a group of lifetime friends, expecting to party hard. What he doesn’t expect is to wake up in a dead-end motel with a woman’s corpse in the bathroom and his memory shot to bits.
  As he starts to piece together the events that led him there he is moved, by an unseen hand, to a brutal high-security prison, where a reception committee has been eagerly awaiting his arrival. Friendless and alone, he is forced to use every resource of character to survive constant violence, humiliation…and worse.
Can he put together the series of seemingly unrelated events that led to his incarceration in a desert hellhole, and escape to take revenge on those who put him there before he loses his life? If you like gritty, page turning action then you’ll love the latest in this highly acclaimed series from the Robson brothers, a growing force in British crime fiction.

London Large: Way Past Evil, Paperback. A killer on the loose.
A city cowed by fear.
Who can stop the slaughter?
The worst serial killer in British history has started up again – after a fifteen-year break. No cop can find him. No profiler can get inside his head. Can Harry Hawkins – defeated and damaged by the killer first time round – be coaxed out of retirement, deal with his own demons, and run the evil down before another innocent dies?

Ian Patrick

Rubicon. Two cops, both on different sides of the law – both with the same gangland boss in their sights. Sam Batford is a corrupt undercover officer with the Metropolitan Police who will stop at nothing to get his hands on fearsome crime-lord Vincenzo Guardino’s drug supply. DCI Klara Winter runs a team on the National Crime Agency, she’s also chasing down Guardino, but unlike Sam Batford she’s determined to bring the gangster to justice and get his drugs off the streets.Set in a time of austerity and police cuts where opportunities for corruption are rife, as London crime fiction goes, Rubicon is a tense, dark thriller that is definitely not for the faint hearted.

Stoned Love. Detective Sergeant Sam Batford has been lying low at a remote safe house in the highlands of Scotland. He’s doing his best not to attract the attention of the enemies he made, on both sides of the law, during his last under-cover operation but Batford knows he’s just killing time. Inevitably the sharks begin to circle and as Batford is called back to front-line action in London he’s thrown into a deadly game of cat and mouse where it seems everyone is out to get him. After having to endure a frustrating resolution to their previous undercover operation together DCI Klara Winter from the National Crime Agency is determined to prove that Batford has crossed the line into criminality and finally bring him to face justice. All Sam Batford wants is to outwit his enemies long enough to stay alive and come out ahead of the game.

Jaime Raven

The Mother, South London detective Sarah Mason is a single mother. It’s a tough life, but Sarah gets by. She and her ex-husband, fellow detective Adam Boyd, adore their 15-month-old daughter Molly. Until Sarah’s world falls apart when she receives a devastating threat: Her daughter has been taken, and the abductor plans to raise Molly as their own, as punishment for something Sarah did. Sarah is forced to stand back while her team try to track down the kidnapper. But her colleagues aren’t working fast enough to find Molly. To save her daughter, Sarah must take matters into her own hands, in a desperate hunt that will take her to the very depths of London’s underworld

The Rebel. DI Laura Jefferson will do whatever it takes to bring down London’s most notorious crime boss. When her team receive a deadly threat – stop their investigation or the police and their families will be targeted – but they aren’t willing to back down… Then the killings begin. A new body is turns up every day, and with no leads, Laura knows she has to take action. Her family is innocent and she’ll stop at nothing to protect them. When someone close to her is hurt, she’ll break every rule in the book to get vengeance.

The Alibi. A perfect crime needs a perfect alibi… Crime reporter Beth Chambers is committed to uncovering the truth – and she’s not afraid of bending the rules to get there. When troubled soap star Megan Fuller is found stabbed to death in her South London home, all eyes are on her ex-husband – the notorious gangster, Danny Shapiro. Determined to expose Danny as a cold-blooded killer, Beth obsessively pursues him. But in her hunt for the truth, her family are set to pay the ultimate price… Secrets, lies and revenge brim to the top in this gritty thriller. Perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers.

John Mead

The Fourth Victim. Three parks, three deaths, four victims, two grieving families, one murder enquiry team and an unknown number of killers. Can an answer be found? Whitechapel is being gentrified, the many green spaces of the area, which typify London as a capital city, give the illusion of peace, tranquillity and clean air but are also places to find drug dealers, sexual encounters and murder. Detective Sergeant Julie Lukula doesn’t dislike Inspector Merry but he has hardly set the world of the Murder Investigation Team East alight. And, it looked as it the inspector was already putting the death of the young female jogger, found in the park with her head bashed in, down to a mugging `gone wrong’. The victim deserved more. But the inspector isn’t ruling anyone out; the evidence will, eventually, lead him to an answer. Make sure you get a copy of this fine piece of London crime fiction.

Geraldine. Hatred is such a nasty thing – we all deplore it in others but do not necessarily recognise it in ourselves. At what point does resentment, jealousy, betrayal or humiliation turn into anger and then grow to an all consuming hatred? Hatred can be slow, taking years to fester, or can explode in seconds – it can linger for a lifetime or wither in seconds of its conception. Inspector Matthew Merry and Sergeant Julie Lukula have to deal with the consequences of violence and murder on a daily basis and in the case of Geraldine Driver they both see that hatred is the prime motive. But is it, as Julie thinks, one of a series of hate crimes that has led to this killing? Or, is Matthew right in saying, `Driver’s death is undoubtedly a hate filled crime but I’m just not convinced that there are sufficient links to suggest it is part of a pattern of hate crimes’? Only time and their investigation will tell..

Karl Holton

The Weight of Shadows. When you have spent your life in the shadows, what would you do at the dying of the light? Three years ago the best murder detective in London is blamed for the death of his colleague and kicked out of the Met. A man with secrets buried in the past and present returns to London, the city that started the mysterious career which made him a billionaire. The two need each other. But they have no idea how much. A gripping crime thriller mystery with twists from the beginning to end.

The Wait for Shadows. An assassin wants revenge but doesn’t know who to kill. A drug dealer wants revenge without the muscle to kill. A ‘wild beast’ can help them both. Can anybody stop it? The last six days in ‘The Weight of Shadows’ were just the beginning. Danny Benedict and the whole team must get ready — it’s day seven. The second book in the ‘Shadows Series’. Every morning you can watch the sunbeams glitter, certain you no longer need to wait for shadows.

The Water’s Shadow. Far beneath in the sickly light, dark secrets sleep in the depths. Do you stay in the shallows, or seek answers in the water’s shadows, where you know, deep down, we lose the light. Benedict and the team discover more as they go deeper. It’s day fourteen. The gripping crime thriller series goes into the third instalment. “Deserves to be 6 star – Jam-packed with suspense, twists and turns all over the place. Pure badassery “SEB RICHARDS “An exceptional thriller series and certainly has me as a dedicated fan” PETER DONNELLY – THE READING DESK

Kerry Kaya

Underdog. Nothing To Lose, When nineteen-year-old Tommy Carter throws away a promising career as a professional boxer to work for local villain Davey Abbott, everyone thinks he’s made a huge mistake – collecting debts and working in strip clubs is no life for a young lad just starting out in life. Everything to gain. A brutal fighter, Tommy quickly earns a reputation for himself – feared and respected by everyone – and becomes Davey’s trusted right-hand man, but when Davey is murdered Tommy is shocked to learn that Davey has left his business empire to him – Tommy’s the boss now. No one believes Tommy will succeed. But there is only one rule Tommy lives by…always back the underdog. Because Tommy is on the way up. This book was previously published as Barking Boy.

Top Dog. Once you’re in you’re in. There is only one way out. Danny McKay wants out, his boss Freddie Smith on the other hand has different ideas. At all costs, Freddie the Top Dog of the East End must protect his reign and if that means disposing of his much younger, stronger, number two, then so be it. With a price on his head, Danny must fight to stay alive. He joins ranks with his close friend Moray Garner and together they set out to take over the East End once and for all. Along the way they discover a secret, a secret so horrifying that it could bring the underworld crashing to its knees. The question is who will survive and who will be crowned the Top Dog.

Scorned. Bethany’s back – and this time it’s personal! Spiteful and twisted, Bethany Johnson is a woman scorned. After spending the past twenty years exiled, she’s about to set foot on British soil and there’s only one man in her sights, the man who once rejected her – Tommy Carter. Determined to make Tommy pay, Bethany will stop at nothing to get close to him again. But with his family and business interests in freefall Tommy hasn’t got time to play Bethany’s warped games. But ignoring Bethany again could be Tommy’s biggest mistake, with devastating results for everyone.

Kimberley Chambers

Best friends Tommy Boyle and Scratch always had each other’s backs. Dragged up in care, and cruelly betrayed by everyone they trusted, they made a pact to fight their way out of the gutter – together.
Old loyalties die hard on the streets of London. Tommy throws his lot in with the notorious Darling family – even if it means leaving Scratch to the wolves. She’s destined for a different path, reinventing herself as copper Kim Regan.
Now they’re on opposite sides of the law. Running Operation Sting, Kim will rip the heart out of the Darling’s empire – and only her old pal Tommy stands in her way. As gritty and dangerous as the London streets in which it’s set, this is No.1 bestseller Kimberley Chambers at her best. Get ready for a shocking read with a STING in the tail . .

Lewis Hastings

Seventh: Volume 1 (The Seventh Wave). Thriller. NEW ZEALAND. John “Jack” Cade has left his life, an eager and overly-playful wife and a career long behind him. A decade earlier, destined for a stable and solid progression in the British Police he had quickly risen to fame for his vision and command of an operation targeting a savvy, cruel and frustratingly-well organised Eastern European crime syndicate led by a sociopathic male known as The Jackdaw. Now as far away from his homeland as he could be without heading home again he had swept the positives and the ghosts of ten years prior under the carpet and had begun to live a life as close to normal as a man with his past ever could. A memorable night in Hong Kong and a visit from Lady Luck ensured that he could live a comfortable life; picking up an enquiry here and a girl there. Lately it had been more of the former until stereotypically a girl walked into a bar, started a conversation and captured his imagination. Younger, achingly attractive, intelligent and yet somehow familiar he began to wonder how he could possibly be so lucky twice. Try as he may, his insecurities controlled his thoughts and limited his actions as again and again two simple words kept forming in his mind. Why him? Optimism, a rare visitor disagreed. Why not? Gripping!

Seven Degrees: Volume 2 (The Seventh Wave) . Thriller. An Eastern European crime syndicate has appeared on the radar of the British authorities. Known as the Seventh Wave they have arrived in the heart of London,the most important financial centre in the world. Systematically they target the banks and financial institutions before fleeing the city for the safety of mainland Europe. Their leader, a man who calls himself the Jackdaw has sent a clear message. Interfere with our operation at your peril. The group carry out one last task – striking at the heart of London’s jewellery centre. What they leave with is worth more than any jewel and capable of impacting on the future of Europe. John “Jack” Cade is recruited as the Metropolitan Police’s answer. Newly promoted, out of his depth but quick-witted, skilled and surrounded by a dedicated team who fall under the banner of Operation Breaker, he faces two choices, both of which he knows will lead to serious harm. Protect the city or protect his team. He cannot do both

Seven of Swords: Volume 3 (The Seventh Wave). Thriller. The final chapter in the Seventh Wave trilogy finds Jack Cade and his London-based team battling their old nemesis, known simply as the Jackdaw, a charismatic, sociopathic leader of men. The Jackdaw, also known as Alex Stefanescu has one last opportunity to finally gain what he lacked for so many years – complete respect. With a series of documents within his grasp he set his sights on London and the opportunity to hold an entire government to ransom. Using guile, arrogance and fear and a timely intervention by Mother Nature Alex launches his most ruthless attack yet, striking at the heart of the city and its people. Jack Cade and his Operation Orion team are all that stand between success and failure, democracy and anarchy, orderly protests and full-bore riots. He must protect the city, protect his people and above all do this all under the cloak of secrecy.

The Angel Of Whitehall. Jack Cade returns in this explosive thriller by Lewis Hastings, author of The Seventh Wave trilogy.
Twelve women hunted by a deadly enemy
A young African woman’s body is found slumped in a London side street. Her stomach slashed open, a single diamond hiding within.
A shameful secret that must remain hidden
An elderly sailor with just weeks to live harbours a dark secret that he has to share before he dies. The only problem. His memory is failing through dementia.
What’s the connection?
Former British police officer Jack Cade is the only man who can help unravel the mystery. Piecing together the fragments of information that the old man’s fragile memory reveals, Cade unearths a people trafficking conspiracy with links to the heart of the British Establishment.
They want his source silenced. Cade is the only person who can protect him. But who can Cade trust?
Readers of best selling author Lewis Hasting’s “Seventh” series will love “The Angel of Whitehall”. This is the fourth brilliant Jack Cade thriller and it does not disappoint. The book is a BIG read! but once you get into it, it does not feel like a big read because you get so engrossed, the chapters just melt away one after the other. This book is an absolute must, from full-on excitement, gore and humour through to historical facts and tugs at the heart strings! Lewis Hastings knows his stuff…. Buy this book!

The Chemist. The eagerly awaited follow up to the Seventh Wave Trilogy and The Angel of WhitehallThe Chemist sees the return of Jack Cade and his team to fight a deadly nemesis, one who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. This time, it really is persona.
“Then, with his wrist trembling under pressure, he carved the names of two men into the paper, ripping the surface…
The Seventh Wave organised crime gang is long defeated, its members dead or jailed. Their London-wide campaign of terror a fading memory.
Or is it? An old foe is released from his maximum-security prison cell, with dreams of revenge and a score to settle.
…You. Just. Watch.”
He calls himself, The Chemist, and he’s determined to make anyone who’s crossed him pay. To him, death is just a game of chance, and he’s stacked the odds in his favour. Can Jack Cade save those closest to him from the twisted plans of The Chemist? Buy this book!

LM Bush

Hanging Tough. From a tender young age, Tony had to learn to fend for himself. Growing up on a rough East London estate shaped an innocent child into the fearless and dangerous man he was to become. Follow the ups and downs that Tony has to endure to survive as he grows up in a world that threatens everything he believes in. A dramatic roller coaster of events unfold in this gripping drama. From a childhood tainted with sadness, to underworld violence and crime interlaced with heart breaking true love. With so many dangerous individuals around you, would you stay safe indoors and hide, or would you fight your corner and never give up? A powerful read that you won’t want to put down. Based on true events.

An Eye For An Eye: Volume 2 (Hanging Tough). Having seen Tony survive the tempestuous teenage years and stand his ground in court, he seems untouchable. With the world at his feet, he sets his sights on becoming the next big business mogul, but not without blood on his hands. Awash with debauchery and a turf war, emotions run high, and there’s trouble ahead and a heartache so painful that Tony fears he’ll never recover. His only escape is to run from the demons that taunt him and run he does… straight into the arms of misfortune. Will he make it or die trying? Find out in the second part of Hanging Tough’s “An Eye for an Eye”. Based on true events.

Cut The Mustard: The Final Cut. Some stories just don’t cut the mustard – But this one does… More gruelling life challenges seem to slap Tony hard across the face in this third and final part of the Hanging Tough Trilogy – Cut the Mustard – The Final Cut. Having become an adult with responsibilities and dependencies, Tony must face crisis and despair as a man now and not a boy. Lashing out is not always the way forward, or is it? Will he hold his famous temper? Could losing control mean losing everything? Tragedy strikes again in a way Tony could never have dreamed possible.

Matt Johnson

Wicked Game. 2001. Age is catching up with Robert Finlay, a police officer on the Royalty Protection team based in London. He’s looking forward to returning to uniform policing and a less stressful life with his new family. But fate has other plans. Finlay’s deeply traumatic, carefully concealed past is about to return to haunt him. A policeman is killed by a bomb blast, and a second is gunned down in his own driveway. Both of the murdered men were former Army colleagues from Finlay’s own SAS regiment, and in a series of explosive events, it becomes clear that he is not the ordinary man that his colleagues, friends and new family think he is. Wicked Game is a taut, action-packed, emotive thriller about a man who might be your neighbour, a man who is forced to confront his past in order to face a threat that may wipe out his future, a man who is willing to do anything to protect the people he loves. But is it too late? ‘On every page tension is carefully built, as a portentous revelation is offered or a memory smothered. Johnson litters his tale with the plotting equivalent of incendiaries: cops we don’t quite trust, a career that came abruptly to an end, a secret needing to be kept … Gripping stuff’ New Welsh Review ‘Terse, tense and vivid writing. Matt Johnson is a brilliant new name in the world of thrillers. And he’s going to be a big name’ Peter James ‘From the first page to the last, an authentic, magnetic and completely absorbing read’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Deadly Game. Reeling from the attempts on his life and that of his family, Police Inspector Robert Finlay returns to work to discover that any hope of a peaceful existence has been dashed. Assigned to investigate the Eastern European sex-slave industry just as a key witness is murdered. Finlay, along with his new partner Nina Brasov, finds himself facing a ruthless criminal gang, determined to keep control of the traffic of people into the UK. On the home front, Finlay’s efforts to protect his wife and child may have been in vain, as an MI5 protection officer uncovers a covert secret service operation that threatens them all… Aided by new allies, he must not only protect his family but save a colleague from an unseen enemy … and a shocking fate. Deadly Game is a stunning, terrifying and eye-opening thriller from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction. ‘Terse, tense and vivid writing. Matt Johnson is a brilliant new name in the world of thrillers’ Peter James ‘An authentic, magnetic and completely absorbing read’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes ‘A book by an ex-cop and -soldier has the potential to go wrong and fall flat due to it being all about inside knowledge that is tough to decipher by the public. This book isn’t like that. It is a genuine page-turner, very well written, and just flows from one scenario to the next. It is clear the author lived through these times and this is evident in knowledge and description. Excellent’ Ian Patrick

End Game. Robert Finlay seems to have finally left his SAS past behind him and is settled into his new career as a detective. But when the author of a book about secret operations goes missing, along with his agent and an explosive new manuscript, it’s clear that Finlay’s troubles are far from over. With his friend and former colleague, Kevin Jones, in trouble, and police complaints branch gunning for them both, Robert teams up with MI5 agent Toni Fellowes to find out who’s behind the growing conspiracy. Their quest soon reveals a plot that goes to the very heart of the UK’s security services. End Game, the final part in the critically acclaimed Robert Finlay trilogy, sees our hero in an intricate and terrifyingly fast-paced race to uncover the truth and escape those who’d sooner have him dead than be exposed. ‘A compelling mix of highly credible detail, tactics, procedures, and all striated into the political games that the intelligence services play. Highly Recommended’ Shots Mag ‘Gripping stuff’ New Welsh Review ‘A taut, knife-edge thriller you won’t put down till the last full stop’ M.R. Hall ‘Matt Johnson is a brilliant new name in the world of thrillers’ Peter James ‘This tense, edge-of-the-seat writing will keep fans frantically turning the pages as they race towards the conclusion’ Amanda Jennings

Michael Jenkins (RIP)

The Failsafe Query.Thriller. This is being included as a lot of the book is based in London England. The Failsafe Query is a gripping thriller set in the contemporary world of modern British espionage. Sean Richardson, a disgraced former intelligence agent, is tasked to lead a team to search for Alfie Chapman, an Intelligence officer on the cusp of exposing thousands of secrets to the media. This includes a long lost list of Russian moles embedded since the Cold War, one of whom remains a public favourite in the British parliamentary system. The action moves with absorbing pace and intrigue across Central Asia and Europe as the puzzle begins to unfold through a deep hidden legacy. Tense, fast paced, and insightful, The Failsafe Query twists and turns to a satisfyingly dramatic finale.

The Kompromat Kill. ‘They were preparing for decades – now it’s time to take them down…’ A DIPLOMAT VANISHESA BOMB DISPOSAL EXPERT GOES ROGUE, THE RACE TO UNCOVER THE PLOT MUST NOT FAIL Hiding overseas with a price on his head, Sean Richardson is tasked to lead a deniable operation to hunt down and recruit an international model and spy. Moving across Asia Minor and Europe, Sean embarks on a dangerous journey tracking an Iranian spy ring who hold the keys to a set of consequences the British Intelligence Services would rather not entertain.As Sean investigates deeper, he uncovers dark secrets from his past and a complex web of espionage spun from the hand of a global master spy. As he inches closer to the truth, the rules of the game change – and the nerve-wracking fate of many lives sits in his hands..

Michael Keenaghan

Michael Keenaghan’s “London Is Dead” is true London Crime fiction. Terry Hart’s straight lifestyle has got him nowhere – no money and no respect from his family. When he’s viciously robbed in his mini-cab, his self-pride hits a new low. As the temptation to return to crime bites hard, out come the demons from a brutal and tragic past. Suddenly East London has a new Ripper on the loose… Bigz is a street hustler in a world of hard knocks. He’s haemorrhaging friends and inflaming enemies, which lands him at the desk of feared local don Hot Iron Mike, a man for whom an apologetic explanation is never enough. Hired as a ‘pitbull on the payroll’ he is paired with Lil Killa, a dangerous loner with aside project: offing the men who abused him while growing up in care. They make quite a team. Meanwhile across town, the Kilburn Mob, a resurrected armed outfit from the 90s, have a lucrative job on the cards – and they’re hiring. But all is not well between old trusted friends. As past acts of betrayal resurface, not everybody will survive the outcome. A fierce, shocking and darkly comic portrait of society’s marginal and ignored, London is Dead wields a cast of flawed but colourful characters as they cross paths and swords in the gritty backstreets of the capital.


Stories from the Dark Heart of London. Gangland Crime and gangster Fiction from a Powerful New Voice. Tough urban prose from an author with an ear for London’s naughtier characters’
This powerful collection of stories takes you to London’s drinking dens, backstreets and shadowy housing estates where coppers, criminals and the plain hard-done-by are faced with all life can throw at them…
A teenager is disillusioned when the friend he idolises is guilty of a sick, horrific crime – when they fall out he’s forced to take part in his escapades. A moonlighting policeman is sent to blackmail a TV soap starlet; proceedings take a twist when she turns the tables and before long bullets are flying. A gangster dreaming of a world away from his domineering boss stabs a stranger in a street confrontation, an action with consequences more hellish than he could have imagined.
Brutal, uncompromising, at times blackly funny, SMILER WITH KNIFE is a gripping tour through the urban jungle and the shadier quarters of the human condition. To get your copy of this great collection of short stories from Michael Keenaghan,

Nathan Rivers

Interview with a contract Killer

Interview with a contract Killer. Francis “Frankie” Cole is a convicted London ganglands killer who will never again see the outside of Broadmoor secure psychiatric hospital, having received a whole of life tariff for his crimes. David Palmer has gained permission to interview Cole for his book although, he quickly becomes more interested in the material he cannot publish. Neither Palmer nor Cole are prepared for the secrets uncovered during their time together. Please be aware: This is a brutal and uncompromising novel containing violence, torture and language which those of a more sensitive nature may find offensive and / or disturbing. “A gritty gangland gripper with an incredible twist. A crime lovers must read.” The Kindle book reviewer “Crime fiction which reads like crime fact” Gina Amazon review “A captivating and provocative narrative, an intriguing and multifaceted plot, intense and thrilling to the last word”. Executive editor, Austin McCauley.

Bad Blood

If you’re after some hard-hitting London crime, then “Divided Loyalties” London Ganglands book 2 is for you. Ascot, and Danny Slade is home for a funeral – His brother Jimmy was found dead in his flat in Richmond after committing suicide with booze and pills. Danny thinks his death just doesn’t add up, so he decides to return to London and find out what might have happened to make Jimmy want to take his own life. Danny’s suspicions become even greater as he is warned off by friends and those he used to work with in the ganglands of south London. He must tread carefully if he is to survive. A tough uncompromising novel of a brutal world where respect and loyalty from those around you are often the only things which will keep you alive. Be aware: This novel contains violence, torture and is written in a language which readers of a more sensitive nature may find offensive and / or disturbing

Bad Blood

1985 and Charlie Boyd is released from Wakefield Prison; having served, a life sentence for a murder he did not commit. Join Charlie as he returns to the brutal London Ganglands with just one aim, to find out who set him up and take his revenge.
Advance reader comments:
“The villains are brutal, the police corrupt and the girls are fast and loose. Everything good gangster fiction should have. A brilliant 5 star Read. “This latest in the London Ganglands series is raw, hard hitting and well, simply brilliant. Rivers writing style will have you gripped from the first page to the last. DO NOT MISS THIS.” “Wow and wow again. I was totally hooked from the start. Couldn’t put it down and finished it in two sessions. Unexpected twist in the end….Great.” Please be aware; this novel of great London Fiction contains violence, torture and language which those of a more sensitive nature may find offensive and / or disturbing.

Nick Rippington

Crossing The Whitewash (Boxer Boys book 1)

TALENTED teen Gary Marshall is banking on sporting prowess to rescue him from the mean London estates where violence is a constant threat.
Streetwise Arnie Dolan has a simpler solution: form the toughest gang and fight your way out of the poverty trap.
Their unlikely friendship spawns the Boxer Boys, a bond of close-knit brothers-in-arms committed to defend each other against those wishing to invade their territory. Yet for both boys, hidden dangers lurk closer to home.
And when a series of shocking events shatter both their dreams, it isn’t until eight years later that Arnie attempts to rekindle their seemingly unbreakable bond.
So where is Gary? And why is he so keen to let the past stay in the past?

Spark Out: (Boxer Boys gangland series Book 2)

Tough guy Big Mo has an overwhelming desire to emerge from the shadow of his career criminal father and lift his family out of the poverty trap.
So when a warehouse raid turns up more than he bargains for, Mo finds himself in possession of the tools he needs to transform himself from petty criminal to big-time armed robber.
Planning the ultimate raid, Mo’s fortunes seem to be on the rise until Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher orders British troops – including his younger brother Clive – to war in the Falklands.
As Mo fights the police and his own vicious temper, Clive faces a battle for survival in the desolate south Atlantic.
Eventually their two worlds will collide, threatening Mo and all he holds dear.

DYING SECONDS: 3 (Boxer Boys)

ARNIE DOLAN has been ousted by his gang and lost the use of his legs – but he’s determined to drag himself back to the top of the criminal underworld.
A hundred miles away, life has never been better for his former best mate Gary Marshall.
Having changed his name to Gareth Prince in an effort to escape his past, the sports reporter has landed a promotion on his newspaper, scooped a major award and moved in with girlfriend Anjie and son Max. A life free from Arnie is just what the doctor ordered.
That is until tragedy strikes to rock both their worlds.
Forming an uneasy truce in an effort to learn the truth behind a brutal murder, Arnie and Gary encounter hostility both home and abroad as the Brexit debate rages and football hooligans rampage through Marseille.
And as the layers of the onion peel away, they are left questioning everything they thought they knew about their past lives…

BARE LIES: A gripping gangland thriller with a deadly twist (Boxer Boys 4)

Flashback to the Millennium and In book No. 4 of the Boxer Boys series, enforcer Chuck Dolan and his brother Sly are out to prove there’s a new gang in town.
But when a raid on a drug rival’s nightclub goes tragically wrong, the two Boxer Boys flee to their granddad Billy’s villa on Spain’s Costa Blanca.
Their first impression of Billy is of an old man seeing out his days in the sun, but it’s quickly shattered when he introduces them to his ‘business partners’ – a murderous Colombian cartel boss and a sadistic former Irish paramilitary.
And though things look up for Chuck when ex-girlfriend Abby re-enters his life, Billy’s own relationships quickly turn sour and the prospect of a gang war on the Costas looms large.
As the brothers prepare for trouble, little do they realise there’s an even bigger danger hiding in Billy’s past: one which threatens their future, their loved ones and their very lives.

The Jagged Scar is a spin-off from Nick Rippington’s much-acclaimed Boxer Boys series.
Troubled schoolgirl Red and her best friend Marc visit London for a Valentine’s party but they get separated and she ends up in a police cell.
While behind bars the teenager befriends mysterious glamour girl Kat who negotiates her release and invites her to a 70s Soho awash with strip clubs, porn shops, shady characters and bent cops.
Unhappy with her home life back in Wales, she opts to stay and lands a job in the nightclub empire of former stripper Blaize and her porn king husband Jack. Before long she has made friends, settled into the lifestyle and forgotten all about the problems at home.
That is until her world is turned upside down by a sequence of tragic events. It leads her to question those around her and brings her to the notice of some leading players in London’s dark underbelly who will stop at nothing to keep their unlawful activities under wraps.
And as she closes in on the truth, Red is about to make the shocking discovery that her new life is inextricably linked with the past she’s so desperate to leave behind

Just for the record.. Rabette run is NOT really a London Crime book.. but, I read it, bloody enjoyed it, and that’s why it appears here.. escape from reality for a spell with this Nick Rippington masterpiece! Emerson Rabette sets off on a mission to save his job and ends up on the run with a beautiful woman. If that sounds unlikely, you don’t know Emerson. He is no ordinary commuter and this is no ordinary journey. To get to work on time, the middle-aged graphic designer must not only overcome his paralysing fear of the London Underground, but also quieten the raging voices inside his head. And it’s only when the enigmatic Winter arrives on the scene that Emerson is able to subdue his demons and board the train. But who is this mysterious young lady and why is she so fascinated with a married man twice her age? And why do Emerson’s fellow travellers seem to be paying him so much attention? Before he can come up with answers, a handwritten message scrawled on the carriage wall sends Emerson into meltdown. Soon he and Winter are running for their lives, consumed by a mystery that will leave him to question everything he thinks he knows about his family, friends and the world in which he lives.

London Crime fiction Books

There’s more to London crime!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the collection of fantastic London crime and gangster fiction, and if you’ve read something that you think belongs on this site, why not get in touch through the email at the bottom of the page, or, alternatively, check us out on social media, we’d be glad to hear your suggestions!

While you’re here, why not check out some of our other great content? we have a great growing collection of gangster books within true crime and autobiographies, we also have a brilliant collection of the best gangster movies (of course, they are mainly London based! Like a bit of history? then check out the A TO Z of Londoncrime.

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