It is my great pleasure to welcome author Jeff Dowson to damppebbles today with his three 2017 recommended reads. Jeff is the author of the Jack Shepherd thriller series and his latest release, ‘Cloning the Hate’ is available to purchase now.
#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I invite authors and book bloggers to share three of their favourite reads. Easy enough, right? There is one catch though, the books must have been published in 2017.
Here are Jeff’s choices…
Taking Liberties by Helen Black
No punches pulled storyline, some diamond-hard dialogue and a truly ‘in your face’ style.
Siena by Phil Rowlands
A genuine, deeply engaging story of how grief drives a character to extraordinary lengths.
The Pledge by Friedrich Durrenmatt
Actually written in 1986, but newly re-published by Pushkin Vertigo. Subtitled “Requiem for the Detective Novel” it’s a brilliantly re-working of the post-war European noir style.
Excellent recommendations, thank you Jeff. I’m a huge fan of the Pushkin Vertigo books myself and always recommend ‘The Tokyo Zodiac Murders’ which is a must read but that was published in 2015 so I probably shouldn’t mention it here!
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Jeff Dowson began his career in the theatre as an actor and director. He moved into television as a writer/producer/director. Substantial screen credits include arts series, entertainment features, documentaries, drama series and TV films. Turning crime novelist in 2014, he introduced Bristol private eye Jack Shepherd in “CLOSING THE DISTANCE”. “CHANGING THE ODDS” followed, and the latest in the series “CLONING THE HATE” was published in August 2017. Jeff is a member of BAFTA and the Crime writers Association.
About Cloning the Hate (Jack Shepherd thriller #3):
When you open a can and it has prunes in it, it’s a can of prunes. Confirms all your expectations. But open a can of worms and your expectations go viral.
Alfie Barnes, brother of Jack Shepherd’s close friend Linda, is beaten to death on the Downs.
Shepherd is warned to stay away from the active police case.
Then Danny Malone, a violent and dangerous ex-copper, knocks on his office door.
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