Crime thriller author Dwayne Clayden to release new novels in 2021
Dwayne Clayden is the best-selling author of five crime thrillers. He’s “been there and done that” as a police officer, paramedic, tactical paramedic and paramedic chief, and now he brings 40 plus years of experience to the pages of his thriller novels. Clayden’s first novel, Crisis Point, was a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award. This year he releases two new novels. Here is a rundown of his work so far.
The Brad Coulter thriller series
“Clayden’s writing is crisp, and his characters jump from the pages. His novels allow me to delve into the depths of the villain’s mind but experience the goodness of Brad Coulter.” JJ Reichenbach
“First-rate, totally professional, and a perfect example of crime thrillers. Move over, James Patterson. Look out, Lee Child.” Colleen Peters
Brad Coulter is a young, impressionable cop who works with his best friend, Curtis Young. They look forward to every shift together. Coulter is a magnet for violent crime and usually steps into it.
In the first novel, Crisis Point, Young is killed by bank robbers and Coulter’s life is changed forever. He joins the tactical support unit, whose goal is to track and apprehend the bank robbers who have an entirely different goal: one last job and then retire on a warm beach.
OutlawMC finds Coulter and the TSU in the middle of an outlaw biker war. At stake is domination of the city’s profitable drug and prostitution trade, but stopping the war may bring an even greater threat.
It sequel Wolfman is Back introduces Jeter Wolfe, a vicious biker, who escapes maximum security prison and embarks on an elaborate revenge fantasy against everyone who put him behind bars. As Coulter closes in on Wolfe, everything the policeman loves is on the line.
13 Days of Terror brings four shootings in two hours sends the city into a panic. But the sniper doesn’t stop – when he feels slighted, another shooting occurs. He leaves no evidence but taunts Coulter with notes addressed directly to him. It’s a race against time, but how can Coulter hunt a ghost?
Goddess of Justice is the fifth novel in the Brad Coulter series and will be released in April 2021. Its plot surrounds a spate of seemingly unrelated deaths. When one is an obvious homicide, Detective Brad Coulter is onto the case, facing a killer who not only understands Crime Scene Unit protocols but also has special forces military skills. Could it be the work of a vigilante? What will Coulter do when the evidence points to him as the murderer? The thrills on offer here are equal to any rollercoaster, movie or online casino.
The Speargrass modern Western series
“Speargrass is so current that it is screaming to be on television. If nothing else, it makes even those who are not aware of the opioid crisis sit up and take notice. Your research is bang on.” Randy Ames
Anyone who likes the Walt Longmire mystery series will love Speargrass-Opioid. Franklyn Eaglechild is the new tribal sheriff of Speargrass, Montana. Rodeo injuries leave him with a dim future of lost dreams. Friends are scarce, but he has one he can count on: DEA special agent Riley Briggs.
When an opioid crisis spirals out of control, Eaglechild and Briggs join forces. They are the only hope of ending the destruction, but not everyone is thrilled to have them looking into their business.
In the second novel, Speargrass-Vengeance, set to release in November 2021, Franklyn Eaglechild investigates a series of ritual killings of young men. The closer he gets to the killer, the less he wants to investigate. Riley Briggs is following drug money in Montana, where the dealers will do anything to protect their system. The more Riley discovers, the greater the body count.
The Bryce Pedley series
“Clayden’s dialogue has you laughing out loud!” Jonas Saul
Bryce Pedley is a private investigator who thinks he is the child of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. He stands out with his fedora, double-breasted suit and 1940s slang. He is sarcastic, self-deprecating, and a brilliant investigator. In The Laughing Dog he is hired to recover rare books stolen during the Second World War. He quickly finds the task is not as easy as he thought – and he’s not the only one searching.
Dwayne Clayden is taking the crime thriller world by storm. Each successive novel reaches new heights, engages emotions, and keeps fans reading until the wee hours of the morning. Readers will fall in love with his characters and despise the villains. His novels are unputdownable!
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