Tuesday, 23 June 2009

G is for...

Gs part 2...

G J Moffat - Gary Moffat is a lawyer whose debut novel DAISYCHAIN came out in March 2009. Child abduction, money laundering, corporate greed - featuring lawyer Logan Finch who is on the verge of the biggest deal of his career. A sequel is, apparently, on its way.
"positively crackles from first page to last... An astonishingly accomplished debut with Grisham-like elan... If you read just one thriller this year, make it this one"- Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

Glenn Chandler - playwright, novelist, and screenwriter who created Taggart, as well as working on Dalziel and Pascoe, Dr Crippen and The Brides In The Bath. His writing includes non fiction, horror and two crime novels featuring Brighton policeman DI Steve Madden.
"Move over Michael Connelly and Lee Child—there’s a Scotsman on your tail."- The Daily Record.

Gordon Brown - no - not that one. This one has just published a Glasgow set novel called FALLING. The blurb says "Charlie Wiggs is a quiet, unassuming accountant who has worked in a Glasgow firm for thirty years. When he agreed to look after a package for a work colleague he didn’t expect to be flung from the roof of a forty storey building. He didn’t intend to be caught up in a world of money laundering and blackmail. Nor did he ever think he would find himself being hunted by a vicious criminal gang." Looks good to me.
"Falling is an accomplished rapid fire debut thriller with a cast of dark characters guaranteed to keep you turning the pages until the very last twist." - Richard Draycott, Editor, The Drum

Gordon M Williams - journalist, screenwriter, ghostwriter of autobiographies of football players, and author of over 20 novels. His best known novel is probably THE SIEGE OF TRENCHER'S FARM which was filmed by Sam Peckinpah as the scary STRAW DOGS - although, needless to say, book and film are not exactly identical. His book THE MAN WHO HAD POWER OVER WOMEN was also made into a film.

Grace Monroe - Grace Monroe is the pseudonym of Maria Thomson and Linda Watson-Brown. Their first book - DARK ANGELS - features an unorthodox Edinburgh lawyer called Brodie McClennan who is forced to defend a prostitute accused of murdering a top lawyer. Two further books in the series have been published, with a fourth one anticipated.
"This is a shocking thriller and I couldn't put it down. Dan Brown fans looking for something more hardcore will love this."- Closer magazine

Grant McKenzie - Grant McKenzie is a journalist who was born in Scotland and lives in Canada. His debut novel, SWITCH, looks good. It's due out in the UK in July, and is already out in Australia. Here's the blurb - "Sam White is a failed actor turned night security guard who walks the empty corridors of a local mall, dreaming of a life he never achieved. But when he arrives home one morning to find his house a burnt-out shell with the bodies of his wife and daughter inside, he knows he would do anything just to have his old life back. His prayers are answered when he receives a phone call from a man who claims that the bodies removed from the fire don’t belong to his family. His wife and child are alive and Sam can still save them. But first, he must complete a few 'simple' tasks."
"Think Harlan Coben on speed with a heart breaking compassion that will literally have you biting your nails."— Ken Bruen

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