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Alex Grecian - Author

About the Author

Alex Grecian has worked for an ad agency on accounts for Harley-Davidson, Cub Foods and The Great American Smokeout, before returning to writing fiction full time and raising his son. Alex is the author of the long-running and critically accalimed comic-book series Proof, and he lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and son.

Featured books by Alex Grecian

The Black Country

The Black Country

Author: Alex Grecian Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Alex Grecian's The Black Country sees the Scotland Yard Murder Squad return in a gruesome historical thriller. When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village - and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest - the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they're about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories. Everybody bears a secret. Superstitions abound. And the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it. Not even the arrival of forensics pioneer Dr. Bernard Kingsley seems to help. In fact, the more the three of them investigate, the more they realize they may never be allowed to leave... The Black Country is guaranteed to appeal to fans of recent Ripper TV dramas (BBC's Ripper Street, ITV's Whitechapel) as well as Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films.

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Other books by Alex Grecian

The Wolf

The Wolf

Author: Alex Grecian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

'Breathless, gripping, up-all-night reading' Nora Roberts A mysterious newcomer arrives on a freezing highway with information that one of the most deadly World War Two criminals is hiding in plain sight, with a new life every bit as sinister as his terrible past . . . When State Trooper Skottie Foster moves back home to rural Kansas, she's hoping for a new start. But then a chance encounter on a snowy highway changes everything. Travis Roan is a Nazi hunter, and he needs her help. Roan suspects this isolated region is home to infamous World War Two villain Rudolph Bormann. As they encounter immediate resistance from the deeply suspicious community, it soon becomes clear that Bormann's new life in America is every bit as sinister as his awful past. But neither Roan nor Foster imagines how dangerous - and how personal - their task will become... 'The perfect storm of a story: a can't-put-it-down-until-I find-out-what-happens-next thriller' Lorenzo Carcaterra, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers ** Published in the USA as Saint of Wolves and Butchers **

Saint of Wolves and Butchers

Saint of Wolves and Butchers

Author: Alex Grecian Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2018

From the bestselling author of The Yard comes a chilling contemporary thriller about an enigmatic hunter on the trail of a Nazi who has secretly continued his devilish work here in America.Travis Roan and his dog, Bear, are hunters: They travel the world pursuing evildoers in order to bring them to justice. They have now come to Kansas on the trail of Rudolph Bormann, a Nazi doctor and concentration camp administrator who snuck into the U.S. under the name Rudy Goodman in the 1950s and has at last been identified. Travis quickly learns that Goodman has powerful friends who will go to any length to protect the Nazi; what he doesn't know is that Goodman has furtively continued his diabolical work, amassing a congregation of followers who believe he possesses Godlike powers. Caught between these men is Kansas State Trooper Skottie Foster, an African American woman and a good cop who must find a way to keep peace in her district--until she realizes the struggle between Roan and Bormann will put her and her family in grave peril.

Lost and Gone Forever

Lost and Gone Forever

Author: Alex Grecian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2016

A man wakes in a cell. He doesn't know who he is or how long he has been here. He doesn't even know his name. All he knows is that someone has left the cell door open . . . Nevil Hammersmith is a former Metropolitan Police sergeant. He became a private detective when his colleague Walter Day went missing investigating the Ripper case. He's been looking for Day for an entire year, but it is as if his friend has completely vanished from the streets of London. No one has heard from the Ripper in a long time. No one knows when he will strike again. That's just how he wants it. For the Ripper has plans for the city and the man in the cell - the man he believes is just like himself . . . Praise for Alex Grecian's Scotland Yard Murder Squad Series: 'Will keep you riveted from page one' Jeffery Deaver 'CSI: Victorian London' Daily Express 'Throw in deranged prostitutes, poisonings and throat slittings galore, amidst lashings of London fog. Gory, lurid and tons of guilty fun' Guardian 'Shiver-inducingly creepy. A racy read' Daily Express

Lost and Gone Forever

Lost and Gone Forever

Author: Alex Grecian Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2016

Many changes have happened to the Murder Squad. Rash actions have cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, and in response he has set up his own private detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year, and no one knows where he isthough there is a strong suspicion that Saucy Jack has him. Hammersmith has made finding Day his primary case, and he has companya pair of bounty hunters, a man and a woman. It is only gradually that he has come to realize that they are not what they seem . . .

Rasputin Volume 2

Rasputin Volume 2

Author: Alex Grecian, Riley Rossmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2016

What really happened at that fateful dinner and how did Rasputin survive his plunge into the icy river in 1916? All is revealed as a new life begins for the mad monk at Ellis Island. Collects RASPUTIN #6-10.

Rasputin Volume 1

Rasputin Volume 1

Author: Alex Grecian, Riley Rossmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2015

In one night Rasputin was poisoned, beaten, stabbed, shot in the head, and drowned, then tied up and thrown in a frozen river. But how did he get from Siberia to the Winter Palace? And why did it take so much hard work to kill him? A supernatural reimagining of the mad monk by the national bestselling author of novels The Yard and The Devil's Workshop, Alex Grecian, and the fan-favorite artist of Proof and Cowboy Ninja Viking, Riley Rossmo.

Harvest Man

Harvest Man

Author: Alex Grecian Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2015

Scotland Yard's Murder Squadand Jack the Ripperreturn, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestseller The Yard.In The Devil's Workshop, London discovered that Jack the Ripper was back, sending the cityand Scotland Yard's Murder Squadinto chaos. But now it is even worse. Not only is the Ripper still at large, but so is another killer just as bad. For Inspector Walter Day, it has been a difficult time. His wife has given birth to twins, his hostile in-laws have come to stay, and a leg injury has kept him at his desk. But when the Harvest Man begins killing, carving people's faces off their skulls, the Yard knows they need Day in the field. Not so Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith. Rash actions have cost him his job, but that doesn't stop his obsessive hunt for the Ripper. When the mutilated bodies of prostitutes start turning up again, Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop Saucy Jack, his methods carrying him further and further from the ideals of the Yard, so far in fact that he may never be able to find his way back.Of course, the Ripper's been playing a game with himand with Walter Day, as well. He is pushing both of them to their limits, and what happens when they get there . . . no one can say.

Blue Girl

Blue Girl

Author: Alex Grecian Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2014

From the author of The Yard, The Black Country, and the forthcoming The Devil's Workshop - the first three titles in the Scotland Yard Murder Squad series - comes a Murder Squad short story. October 1889: Constable Colin Pringle is a man of few illusions, but there is something about the girl in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue, that bothers him more than he expected it would. Perhaps it's because Dr. Kingsley's forensic examination suggests that she was a just-married bride. Someone needs to find out just who she was and what happened to her, Pringle decides, and he sets out to do exactly that. But the answers will not be anything like what he expects. In fact, they will shake his view of the world to the core. The Blue Girl is a chilling and cautionary tale: be careful what you wish for. Praise for Alex Grecian: "e;Will keep you riveted from page one"e; Jeffery Deaver "e;CSI: Victorian London"e; Daily Express "e;Throw in deranged prostitutes, poisonings and throat slittings galore, amidst lashings of London fog. Gory, lurid and tons of guilty fun"e; Guardian Alex Grecian has worked for an ad agency on accounts for Harley-Davidson, Cub Foods and The Great American Smokeout, before returning to writing fiction full time and raising his son. Alex is the author of the long-running and critically acclaimed comic-book series Proof, and he lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and son.

The Black Country Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 2

The Black Country Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 2

Author: Alex Grecian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Alex Grecian's The Black Country sees the Scotland Yard Murder Squad return in a gruesome historical thriller. When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village - and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest - the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they're about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories. Everybody bears a secret. Superstitions abound. And the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it. Not even the arrival of forensics pioneer Dr. Bernard Kingsley seems to help. In fact, the more the three of them investigate, the more they realize they may never be allowed to leave. . . . From The Yard author Alex Grecian comes The Black Country- a horrifying journey into the darkest backwoods of Victorian Britain. The Black Country is guaranteed to appeal to fans of recent Ripper TV dramas (BBC's Ripper Street, ITV's Whitechapel) as well as Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films. Praise for Alex Grecian: 'Will keep you riveted from page one' Jeffrey Deaver 'Outstanding. If Charles Dickens isn't somewhere clapping his hands for this, Wilkie Collins surely is.' The New York Times Book Review Alex Grecian has worked for an ad agency on accounts for Harley-Davidson, Cub Foods, and The Great American Smokeout, before returning to writing fiction full time and raising his son. Alex is the author of the long-running and critically acclaimed comic book series Proof, and he lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and son. The Yard is his first novel.

The Yard Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 1

The Yard Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 1

Author: Alex Grecian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

If you were fascinated by The Five, you'll love this gripping and atmospheric historical thriller set in Victorian London in the wake of Jack the Ripper. A killer is haunting London's streets . . . A year after Jack the Ripper claimed his last victim, London is in the grip of a wave of terror. The newly formed Murder Squad of Scotland Yard battles in vain against the tide of horror. When the body of a detective is found in a suitcase, his lips sewn together and his eyes sewn shut, it becomes clear that no one is safe from attack. Has the Ripper returned - or is a new killer at large? And for Walter Day, the young policeman assigned the case, is time running out? Praise for The Yard: 'If Charles Dickens isn't somewhere clapping his hands for this one, Wilkie Collins surely is.' New York Times

The Yard Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 1

The Yard Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 1

Author: Alex Grecian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

A new killer is haunting London's streets . . . A year after Jack the Ripper claimed his last victim, London is in the grip of a wave of terror. The newly formed Murder Squad of Scotland Yard battles in vain against the tide of horror. When the body of a detective is found, his lips sewn together and his eyes sewn shut, it becomes clear that no one is safe from attack. Has the Ripper returned - or is a new killer at large? And for Walter Day, the young policeman assigned the case, is time running out?

Proof Volume 6

Proof Volume 6

Author: Alex Grecian, Riley Rossmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2011

The final turning point in the Proof saga! Death stalks Proof and the entire team of Lodge agents. Monsters take over Little Tokyo and at least one of Proof's friends doesn't make it out alive! Collects Proof: Endangered #1-5.

Proof Volume 5

Proof Volume 5

Author: Alex Grecian, Riley Rossmo, Chris Grine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2010

A year from now, the habitat lies in ruins and the Dover Demon may be dead. Where are the other cryptids? Escaped? Eaten? The fairy child Joy journeys across the habitat, searching for the body of his father, while the U.S. Army takes over the habitat! Leander disappears, Wayne hides a terrible secret, and Proof quits the Lodge! Collects Proof #24-28.

Proof Volume 3: Thunderbirds Are Go!

Proof Volume 3: Thunderbirds Are Go!

Author: Alex Grecian, Riley Rossmo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2009

There's a sasquatch in the heartland and alligators in the sewers of New York! The hit series heats up as Proof and Ginger uncover hidden monsters that have lived among us for generations.