Archive for the ‘mystery books’ Category

Proud to be a guest of honor with Jack Ketchum at the Ghost Town Writer’s Retreat in Georgetown, Colorado next July.

Monday, October 16th, 2017

For more information go to: http://ghosttownwritersretreat.com/

Check out my live YouTube interview on UK’s Chattering With Nicholas Vince.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

We talk about my new novel THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, western and horror books and films, and lots of other fun stuff: http://bit.ly/2upNDC2

Publishers Weekly gives a good review to my new novel, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

“In this blood-soaked weird west story (following The Guns of Santa Sangre), bad guys come with glowing red eyes instead of black hats, but they still go down in a hail of (silver) bullets. Red mixes up vengeful werewolves, roguish American outlaws, and Mexican peasant Pilar, whose love for gunman Tucker leads them to embark on a train robbery. Tucker and his buddies Fix and Bodie haven’t been paid for a previous werewolf encounter, so they plan to heist the silver shipment from the Salazar mine. Azul, sister to slain werewolf leader Mosca, wants them dead, and stolid Colonel Higuerra and his 60 federales are not letting the silver go without a fight. Red, a screenwriter as well as a novelist, places a premium on action (“Then the first of the three werewolves struck!”) over character or description. Readers will enjoy discovering the connection between Azul’s abandoned twin pups and the mysterious, hypermasculine Salazar brothers and appreciate the resolution of Tucker and Pilar’s story.”

— Publishers Weekly

THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO is now available for preorder on Amazon.com in hardcover and paperback at http://amzn.to/2sZEGBF and Kindle: http://amzn.to/2rWOFYi

Special $3.99 price for new Crossroad Press Kindle edition of my crime thriller novel WHITE KNUCKLE on Amazon for a limited time.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

“Rookie FBI Special Agent Sharon Ormsby works as an analyst for the Bureau when she discovers evidence of a prolific interstate truck driver serial killer who has been on the road for forty years and killed over five hundred victims. His CB handle is White Knuckle and he is Jack The Ripper on eighteen wheels. Sharon is assigned to go undercover as a truck driver trainee with a helpful long hauler named Rudy to hunt White Knuckle down. With two million big rigs on the U.S. highway system, tracking down the killer is as impossible as finding a needle in a haystack. She wrestles with her own inexperience and doubts, under pressure to prove herself as an FBI agent. When the young agent gets on the serial killer’s trail, the chase escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse in a cross-country pursuit that ultimately brings SA Sharon Ormsby face-to-face with White Knuckle in a pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane climax on a highway to Hell.”

From the publisher’s book description.

Available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2jBV1bv

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Excellent new review of my novel WHITE KNUCKLE by John Harrison.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

“I ordered a copy of Eric Red’s White Knuckle from Amazon after reading a few rave notices from people whose opinions I usually respect and find reliable, and after diving just a few pages into the book I had become seduced and lost within its pages. White Knuckle is a gripping thriller about a prolific, truck driving serial killer who has spent over forty years criss-crossing the United States, abducting his victims and keeping them bound, helpless and terrified within a secret steel chamber installed underneath his big rig. A young, novice female FBI agent teams up with a seasoned, ex-con trucker to cruise the interstates in the hope of finding the maniac who has been leaving bodies all across the country. It quickly turns into a personal game of cat and mouse for both agent and killer, with each of them seemingly gaining the upper hand in turn, until the story reaches its frenzied climax.
Fast-paced, violent and gruesome, but with a true sense of character and a remarkable detail for life on the open road, White Knuckle is a cracking good read, with a few moments of genuine tension that help the book live up to its title (White Knuckle is the CB handle for the killer). The book has a real cinematic feel to it, not surprising as author Red has penned a number of excellent screenplays over the years, including The Hitcher (1986), Near Dark (1987), Blue Steel (1990) and Body Parts (1991, which he also directed).
I had a few minor quibbles with the story, mostly some moments of convenience and the odd detour into territory that seemed a bit far-fetched and over-the-top compared to what the bulk of the book delivers, but they did nothing to diminish my enjoyment of White Knuckle. Highly recommended if you feel like reading a gritty, pulpy thriller that contains elements of movies like Duel (1971), Breakdown (1997), Silence of the Lambs (1991) andThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), yet combines them into something wholly of its own. I’ll definitely be checking out more of Eric Red’s horror fiction in the near future.” –John Harrison.
Read the full review at: http://bit.ly/2gijj3J