Brigitte Sharp thrillers
Action-packed page-turners ripped from the headlines
“Contemporary, lightning-paced and in the very top tier of spy fiction. Highly recommended”
ONLINE HATE BECOMES REAL.
When a renegade British officer steals plans for a high-tech weapon that could plunge whole cities into darkness, elite MI6 hacker Brigitte Sharp is sent to get them back. But her mission goes badly wrong. Meanwhile a 'deepfake' video of a senior US politician calling for race war in Europe sends a flood of Americans to join neofascist militias on the continent. The Russians nurse a ruthless grudge against a fugitive whistleblower. And in the wings, the Chinese flex their muscles. Everything seems connected... but how?
“Forget about Lisbeth Salander, here comes Brigitte Sharp. Unputdownable!”
BRIDGE IS BACK.
And this time she's battling a series of hacks and ransomware attacks masterminded by a hacker known only as 'Tempus', who targets politicians and government officials with impunity. Realising this campaign is linked to a cyber-attack on the London G20 summit, Bridge is drawn into the dark-web world of cryptocurrencies, Russian hackers and an African rebel militia. She must race against time, to prevent a disaster that could alter the balance of global power forever.
CRIME & THRILLER PICK OF THE MONTH — Audible
“A crackling fuse-wire of a book... Possibly the definitive espionage thriller of the early 21st century”
NEW SPIES. NEW RULES.
MI6 cyber-analyst Brigitte Sharp has spent three years deskbound and in therapy, traumatised after her very first field op went badly wrong and caused the death of a fellow officer. But the murder of her best friend forces Bridge to go undercover inside a top secret military project, to root out a mole — where she uncovers a terrorist plot that threatens everything she has left to live for.
Dog Sitter Detective mysteries
Murder mysteries... with dogs!
“A tail-wagging, wet-nose delight of a book! Sure to tickle the tummies of anyone who loves a good mystery”
Fiona Veitch Smith
TILL DEATH DO US PART...
Retired actress Guinevere 'Gwinny' Tuffel is finding life hard after inheriting her late father's run-down home and discovering she's broke. But Gwinny’s delighted to be at her best friend Tina's country house, for Tina's wedding to a handsome Italian business magnate... until the husband-to-be is found dead in the library and Tina is accused of the murder.
Convinced of her friend's innocence, Gwinny must piece together the truth and uncover the real killer from a pool of larger-than-life suspects, who all have something to hide... while also finding herself suddenly looking after Tina's expensive saluki dogs!
COMING IN 2024
Gwinny Tuffel is hired to stay at an ageing rock singer's Little Venice houseboat and look after his border collie during the annual Canal Carnival, while he performs a concert abroad.
But at the opening ceremony the singer's dead body is discovered, having never made it out of London. The police dismiss it as an accident, but Gwinny suspects murder most foul...
ANTONY'S AWARD-WINNING DEBUT NOVEL
“A smart and viciously funny debut... Deftly plays on our fear of the unknown.”
Phil London is an ex-cop — and a psychic. He used to work for Section Five, a clandestine British paranormal police force, until his wife's suicide drove him to leave. But now Phil has stumbled upon an ancient power lurking in the London Tube system; a power that once ruled the city, and is hungry to regain power even if it destroys society. Realising his past as a 'Fiver' is the key to his survival, Phil fights for his life and sanity... down in London's subterranean frightening curves.
“Johnston delivers sharp, witty and brilliantly observed prose.”
MAGIC AND SCI-FI COLLIDE!
Gentleman burglar Nicco Salarum is in trouble. He ditched an expensive shipment of stolen goods rather than kill a security guard, but that shipment 'belonged' to a local mob boss, and now Nicco owes him. So when a mysterious wizard offers him a large sum to steal a dignitary's necklace, Nicco thinks his prayers have been answered. But the job is not what it seems — soon the wizard has disappeared, the dignitary is dying, and Nicco is on the run...
Technogothic biopunk on a dead-end world
Shoska is an avant-garde musician and performance artist, trying to deal with a grieving ex-boyfriend who won't quit, an upcoming gig that she still hasn't finished putting together — and the trauma of her home, a distant mining colony, suddenly being cut off from the rest of the universe by The Closure. But then her ex gives her an ancient, forgotten instrument called a 'guitar'...
A parody of opportunistic hard-man thrillers
Inspired by, written, and released during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, SHELTER IN PLACE imagines a ‘ripped from the headlines’ book hastily written by an over-the-top and not-entirely-competent author.
Originally posted on social media as photo snippets of the imaginary manuscript to amuse friends and fans, now compiled into a free PDF for all (with a cover design and additional notes by the ‘publisher’).
How do you stop an insane president pushing the button?
Inspired by real-life political brinkmanship, WATCHING THE FOOTBALL is an ultra-short science fiction satire that asks the eternal question, “What price peace?” from a new and unconventional perspective.
Published at Wattpad (2018)
A StarCraft II story tying in to Heart of the Swarm
When a sleepy Dominion listening post's tranquility is disturbed by a zerg surprise attack, the base's marine forces find themselves fighting against a terrifying enemy — bringing with it a deadly sense of déjà vu for the commanding officer and her husband.
Published in STARCRAFT II: WAR STORIES
(Blizzard Entertainment/Simon & Schuster, 2014)
“Who is Last Drink Bird Head? He, she, or it.
Under 500 words. Don't ask — just write.”
Those were the sparse instructions handed out by Jeff and Ann Vandermeer to an eclectic group of writers for the charity benefit anthology LAST DRINK BIRD HEAD. Antony's story plays with language and symbolism to spin a tragic fantasy of animal ritual.
Published in LAST DRINK BIRD HEAD (Wyrm Publishing, 2009)