JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 7 – Charlie Gallagher #TeamJoffeBooks

Day 7 of my Joffe Books Rolling Blog.  Today the spotlight is on the awesome CHARLIE GALLAGHER author of the brilliant Lanthorne series starring the unstoppable GEORGE ELMS and also author of the recently released stand alone thriller: RUTHLESS.  This is what he has to say about his publisher: Joffe Books.

 

‘Jasper Joffe called me out of the blue when I was walking through town at lunchtime and at a time when I had given up trying to be published by anyone else. The night before I had been out with my dad taking moody photos of piers and park benches that I hoped could be manipulated to make professional looking book covers and I was determined to do the self-publishing thing.

So naturally, I didn’t believe the approach was for real. Jasper said he had seen something I had sent to an editor and he said he wanted to publish it and the two others. Yeah right! I thought it was my mates messing about and I told him that. It was a rocky start!

It wasn’t until we started an email exchange that allowed me to turn detective and check out his back-story that I started to believe that it might be real. Still using the old adage ‘if it seems too good to be true, it probably is’ I asked to meet with Jasper, in person, before anything was signed. We met in London. Jasper and I; and I took the most effective lie detector I have ever seen in operation – my wife. We sat the other side of a table, both eyeing him suspiciously, waiting for him to be inconsistent, to sweat, to fall apart, to go no-comment. It didn’t happen.

Turns out Jasper Joffe is a decent fella who runs a business that is fast becoming the future of publishing. The old models are being shown up by someone who can still turn a profit from putting out digital stories at 99p, or £1.99 at the most. It’s a sweet spot, he can give a good return for his authors and quality fiction for a price that people will happily pay. The best decision I made in my writing career was signing with Joffe books and I mean that more that just from a commercial point of view. My first full year with Joffe has not long passed and we worked out that 100,000 of my books have been read in one form or another. I can’t really contemplate that. But it’s been so much more than sales. The most important part is that I have got better. The books aren’t just edited, you’re coached on them. I’ve learnt more in the last twelve months about putting stories on paper than I did in the whole eighteen years of doing it prior to this opportunity. And away from writing books I work a forty hour job, doing shift work and bizarre hours, I have two kids, a lie-detecting wife and a Springer Spaniel. Those things wouldn’t work with a publisher pushing me for deadlines, but in my current setup I write when I can, what I want and if it’s good enough, it gets published when I’m done.

Away from the publishing house itself there are the other authors. I put something out on social media on the day I signed with Joffe and immediately I received welcoming messages from most of the other Joffe authors. In the case of TJ Brearton I received a list of questions and demands that he disguised as an ‘interview.’ I know he was scoping me out. That’s good thinking that!

That sense of belonging to something has only become stronger. You’ll notice when a Joffe author releases a book, all the others share, comment, encourage and more often than not, read each other’s work. I do; I love TJ’s work (although I would never admit it), I recently discovered Derek Thompson and Charley Crocker and of course I’ve read Joy Ellis. But then, judging by her sales figures, I think the whole world has read Joy Ellis.

This is a hell of an industry to try and get involved in. I had thirty rejections. You can’t get a publisher without an agent and you can’t ask an agent to represent you if you’re ‘unsolicited’ whatever the hell that means and I was a ball of frustration. I knew I had good stories. Joffe Books stand out. They just want good books and I’m determined to stay a part of that for as long as they’ll have me’.  Charlie Gallagher.



THE LANGTHORNE SERIES

END GAME a gripping crime thriller full of breathtaking twists by [GALLAGHER, CHARLIE]Bodily Harm – Langthorne #1

Available from: Amazon UK  Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

THERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.

Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. Are his superiors using George as bait? They have their own very dark secrets to hide.

But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. Who can he trust to help him?

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of

twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

PANIC BUTTON a gripping crime thriller full of twists by [GALLAGHER, CHARLIE]Panic Button – Langthorne #2

Amazon UK   Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

“A man is standing in front of me with a gun. He has a message for me and for us all. He says that he will come for us. He will come for all of us, one by one. Until it is finished.”

Police Constable Matthew Riley is called to an emergency on a blazing hot day in Langthorne. He is forced to read out these words live on police radio. Then he is shot dead.

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

Someone is killing the officers of the Langthorne Police one by one. And in a sadistic twist he makes each victim push their radio panic button before they die, thus broadcasting their last moments to the entire force.

And as the police face this ruthless adversary, Detective George Elms is in no fit state to help. He can barely keep his life together and is desperate to sort things out with his estranged wife and daughter. What is the connection between ruthless former officer Ed Kavski and the wave of killings? And can their boss Helen Webb do anything to stop the carnage?

Authentic, fast-paced, and with a touch of black humour, PANIC BUTTON will have you gripped from start to finish as George Elms fights to save the only people he still cares about, his wife and daughter.

PANIC BUTTON is the stunning sequel to the best-selling BODILY HARM.

BLOOD MONEY a gripping crime thriller full of twists by [GALLAGHER, CHARLIE]Blood Money- Langthorne #3

Amazon UK   Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It will have you on the edge of your seat.

What would you do to save your dying son? Imagine the doctors told you there was a cure, but only if you had the money. Would you break the law to save your child’s life?

Tony Robson faces this choice when he’s told he needs £3000 per month to carry on the life-saving experimental treatment for his son’s rare disease.

So Tony gets in touch with the criminal element in town. And they have a well-paying job for him . . .

And that decision will blow up everything for the Langthorne Police.

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

END GAME a gripping crime thriller full of breathtaking twists by [GALLAGHER, CHARLIE]End Game – Langthorne #4

Available from Amazon UK   Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

THERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.

Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. Are his superiors using George as bait? They have their own very dark secrets to hide.

But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. Who can he trust to help him?


MISSING a gripping thriller full of stunning twists by [GALLAGHER, CHARLIE]Missing – a Stand-alone George Elms thriller

Amazon UK   Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

WHAT WOULDN’T YOU DO TO GET YOUR FAMILY BACK?

In the busy town centre of Canterbury, a woman and a young boy are snatched from the street.

A few miles away, a man stands on the edge of a viaduct ready to throw himself off. Sergeant Shaun Carter, a police negotiator, is trying to talk him down, but he dare not get too close. This man is the only person who has the answers needed to find the missing.

These two events will have consequences for everyone they touch. And Shaun Carter is forced to make heartbreaking choices as he faces a vicious criminal network.

As the situation spirals out of control, Shaun asks for help from his maverick police colleague George Elms.

 

THEN SHE RAN an absolutely gripping crime thriller with a massive twist by [GALLAGHER, CHARLIE]Then She Ran – a Stand-alone George Elms thriller

Available from Amazon UK  Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

On a lazy Sunday morning, Jenny Harris is shaken awake by her panic-stricken boyfriend, Joseph.Their baby daughter lies asleep on her chest. ‘We’ve got to go!’ Joseph screams.

In their hotel room, Jenny hurriedly wraps her tiny baby up. All their belongings are left behind. There’s no time. Joseph’s panic is contagious.

Jenny sprints with her family from the hotel. And it’s clear that they are being chased. Their pursuers are indiscriminate and they are deadly.

Her boyfriend falls, caught up in the carnage, but he manages to give her one last message: ‘RUN!’

Detective George Elms is investigating a separate crime: an elderly woman shot in the stomach during a robbery gone wrong. She is left for dead in her country kitchen where she stood firm against violent thieves.

What’s the link between the two incidents? And who will do anything to silence Jenny forever?

George’s only option is to make ground on both cases. And he must move fast. Because everyone is in deadly danger and time is running out.


RUTHLESS a gripping and gritty crime thriller by [GALLAGHER, CHARLIE]Ruthless – A Stand-Alone Thriller

Available from Amazon UK   Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

What would you do to survive in a world of ruthless criminals and drug dealers? Decide for yourself in this gripping and gritty thriller. Written by a best-selling serving police detective.

This is Rhiannon’s story. She thinks she’s a good person but to stay alive in a very violent world she will be tested to the limit.

Will Dryden wakes to discover his girlfriend Janey is dead from an overdose. Without his friend and partner in crime, he has nothing left to lose.

Meanwhile, police are called to the scene of a car accident – date night gone tragically wrong for Melissa Cooper – and left to break the news to Mel’s teenage niece, Rhiannon. For Rhiannon, it’s a devastating loss. Now she’s on her own.

Will and Rhiannon’s paths cross. Rhiannon gets sucked into the world of the drug dealers and falls into the sights of Aaron – the gang leader. He has a point to prove and is unhappy that he isn’t getting the respect he wants. Aaron takes brutal revenge when the police start to close in on him.

Can Rhiannon stay alive and save herself and Will from the murderous Aaron? Who will be ruthless enough to survive?

This pulsating crime thriller takes you on an adrenaline-packed ride with a shocking end.


Charlie Gallagher author bio:

I have been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time I have had many roles, starting as a frontline response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and I am currently a detective investigating the more serious offences.

My books are a series of thrillers and, rather unsurprisingly, policing is central to the stories.

The central themes are greed, ambition, corruption and addiction. Characters from both sides of the law will fall foul to their respective temptations.



JOFFE BOOKS ROLLING BLOG

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 1 – T J Brearton

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

 

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 3: Helen Durrant

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 5 – Stewart Giles 

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 6 – Derek Thompson 

 

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