The Venatio – an extract

LUKE GILFEDDER tells a dark tale of Cheshire Crime writer Stephen Niskus suspects that his long-lost school friend, Alexei Orphonov, is a serial killer. When he catches sight of Alexei in Alderley Edge, he embarks upon an urgent quest to prevent another murder. But Stephen's investigations soon lead him into a far more tangled and…

The War Party – extract

'Hypnos', Wilhelm von Gloeden This is Chapter Thirteen of GOMERY KIMBER's novel, The War Party, the second book of the Big Shilling trilogy. 'Verity Clissold wants the whistle-blower terminated. But he's taken refuge in a London embassy and not even the CIA can reach him. There is only one solution. Call in the most accomplished…

Giving it back

Image: Shutterstock A story about the 21st century celebrity conscience, by NICK ARAGUA  ‘I wanna give something back,’ said Maisie. ‘I dunno how though.’ ‘There are plenty of ways to do that,’ said Anthony Parson, her accountant, vaguely. ‘We can talk about that some time.’ These kids, he thought. They have millions in the bank…

The Killing House – extract

Faun, 1898, by Wilhelm von Gloeden This is Chapter 22 of GOMERY KIMBER's novel The Killing House, about a would-be hitman who finds he's the one who's in danger Outline: American Troy has one ambition in life, to be an international hitman, so when he gets the chance to work for veteran assassin Rickardo Hanratty,…