Sunday, February 13, 2011

POISON DOOR by Steve Malley

Following the publication of Vanda Symon's BOUND (now a #1 bestseller) and Cat Connor's EXACERBYTE in recent days, another Kiwi crime writer has had his latest novel released this weekend - Steve Malley's second thriller, POISON DOOR is now available on Amazon Kindle (for the very reasonable 'he's an unknown author to me but definitely worth trying at that price' price of USD$0.99). I have a copy of POISON DOOR, and am looking forward to reading it soon.

Here's the blurb:
"Sarah Crane is one tough cop. In a country where police don't carry guns but criminals do, she has to rely on the strength of her wits and the skill of her bare hands. Faced with a series of brutal murders and the disappearance of young women no one else seems to miss, she'll stop at nothing to get to the truth. In troubled young Michelle, Sarah sees a reflection of her own dark past.

Tommy Knowles is a vicious killer. From a London orphanage to the shores of New Zealand, he has risen from life on the streets to control this small country's heroin trade. Now his own success has led him to the edge of disaster. To secure the weapons he needs in the fight for his life, Tommy will trade as many innocent lives as necessary to secure his survival.

Michelle Swanston is fourteen and in danger. Safer on the Christchurch city streets than she is in her own home, Michelle's night wanderings take her into a hell worse than any she ever imagined. With no way of knowing who she can trust, no one else she can rely on, this terrified young girl is determined not to go down without a fight..."

Malley is an expatriate American now living in New Zealand. Describing himself as "Tattooed, pierced and dreadlocked", he is a writer, graphic novelist and professional artist. His debut thriller, CROSSROAD BLUES, was published in Amazon Kindle format last year. It is also available from the Smashwords website, in a variety of e-formats. Unlike CROSSROAD BLUES, Malley's latest thriller is actually set in New Zealand as well.

You can visit Malley's website here, and his blog Full Throttle and F**k It! here.

Do you think low-priced e-books are a good way to try new, unknown authors? Are you a Kindle user (or other e-reader)? Have you read any of Malley's work? Thoughts welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Craig - I'm not a Kindle-owner at this point, but I do think that E-books are an excellent way to "hook" readers on talented authors who haven't got a publicity juggernaut behind them. Thanks for introducing us to Malley.