Axel Howerton is a former entertainment journalist, and the Arthur Ellis Award nominated author of the detective caper Hot Sinatra; the modern gothic fairytale Furr; the zombie novella Living Dead at Zigfreid & Roy; and the noir fable Con Morte. His forthcoming Wolf & Devil urban fantasy series for Tyche Books kicks off with Demon Days in February 2018.
When he's not on-duty as a "purveyor of literary badassery" and "hometown anti-hero", Axel wanders the foothills of Southern Alberta with his two brilliant sons, and a wife that is way out of his league.
Visit Axel online at www.axelhow.com or seek him out on social media as #AxelHow
The Mermaids Singing
The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.
The Wire in the Blood
Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find...
The Last Temptation
when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey. But the killer is about to strike uncomfortably close to home. The next victim is a friend and colleague. And Tony's former partner, Detective Carol Jordan, is directly in the murderer's path...
The Torment of Others
In a small grim room, the body of a woman is discovered, panic and pain etched in her face. The scene matches in every detail a series of murders two years ago-murders that ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of a deeply disturbed young man named Derek Tyler. But there's no way Tyler could have killed the latest victim. He's been locked up in a mental institution since his trial, barely speaking a word. So is there a copycat?
With the unexpected intervention of a girl from the wrong side of the 'yawning chasm' and an unusual chess club, Benjamin discovers how much he didn’t know about his life.
Developing sympathy and empathy after so many years can have its downsides, but it can also lead to finding the one thing Benjamin really wants. Friends.
From the hilariously hard-boiled world of Axel Howerton’s Arthur Ellis Award-nominated HOT SINATRA!
Uno Moss is a trip back into the weird and wild Los Angeles of Mossimo Cole and friends. A collection of both previously published and brand-new adventures featuring the thugs, heroes, lost souls and lovable rejects that make the world of Hot Sinatra go round!
Grab a cuppa joe, steal yourself a seat, buy yourself a drink.
Buckle in and enjoy the show!
“Moss Cole sizzles hotter than bacon!” - Red Tash, author of This Brilliant Darkness and Troll or Derby
“Part Donald Westlake, part Elmore Leonard, and a whole bunch that’s inimitably Axel Howerton.” - Jayne Barnard, Clockworks and Crime. Arthur Ellis Award winning author of When the Bow Breaks
“It’s been a long while since I’ve read a PI hard-boiled detective book that caught me up so completely.” – Robert E. Vardeman, author of the God of War, and Cenotaph Road series.
“Axel Howerton is one of the best damn crime fiction writers out there… hell, one of the best writers. Period. Do yourself a favor and settle into Axel’s groove.” – Scott S. Phillips, author of the Pete, Drinker of Blood series.
Where the blood runs black as oil…
14 Choice Cuts from Alberta’s best crime and genre writers, playing in their own back yard.
Canadian crime at it's best!
Featuring new fiction from:
Jayne Barnard (The Evil Eye Of Africa)
Robert Bose (nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre)
Susan Calder (Deadly Fall)
Dwayne E. Clayden (Crisis Point)
Therese Greenwood (Dead In The Water)
Axel Howerton (Hot Sinatra)
Janice MacDonald (Randy Craig mystery series)
Randy McCharles (The Necromancer Candle)
Brent Nichols (War Of The Necromancer series)
Al Onia (Javenny)
R. Overwater (Tall Tales Of The Weird West)
Sharon Wildwind (Some Welcome Home)
S.G. Wong (Die On Your Feet)
and Kevin P. Thornton (World Enough And Crime)