Criminal Thoughts is the first collection of short stories from Aidan Thorn. Inside you'll find 11 hard boiled tales of revenge, deceit, extortion and murder. Take a look inside the minds of hit men, gangsters, policemen, prisoners and more as they wade through the underworld.
Aidan's Fiction has been Published in the Near to the Knuckle Anthology: Gloves Off and in the Byker Books Radgepacket series. His work has also appeared online at Near to the Knuckle, Thrillers, Killers N' Chillers and Thrills, Kills, N' Chaos.
A gangster sneers at the cops making a house call....who has the last laugh?
A cut with a shank, a cheap price to pay for breaking out of prison... though you might wish you hadn't bothered.
A couple of heavies on a night out......that doesn't end well.
The War that took more........PTSD in the civilian world......He'd lost everything but his memories.
A pub landlord with an interesting sideline.....
A hitman does his job, too well in fact........someone does a number on him. We get to meet wheelchair-bound criminal Rick Thompson for a second time.
Mikey Hayes and Rick Thompson again.....the job that went wrong and cost him his legs, sees some overdue payback.
A Weighty Problem.....an enjoyable piece of flash fiction with a dose of humour.
A pub landlord snaps when the heavies try and collect the protection money early. Blame Simon Cowell!
A jilted wife and her estranged husband. Time to protect what's yours even if you might be taking things a little bit too far.
Detective Simmons (encountered in a few of the stories) tries to save his drug-addicted son from a stint in prison.
An interesting mix of stories, a few repeat characters, some bloody violence - 11 tales of theft, revenge, family, loyalty, loss and more.
A cracking 60-odd page collection.
4 from 5
Aidan Thorn has a website here. Catch him on Twitter - @AidanDFThorn
Read in October, 2016
Bought on Amazon a while ago.