James Harper


JAMES HARPER is the creator of the Evan Buckley crime thrillers. Raised on a diet of Philip Marlowe and Travis McGee, it’s easy to see how they turned out the way they did. Combining murder, mystery, and mayhem with a healthy dose of humor thrown in, the novels feature wise-cracking, street-smart private-eye Evan Buckley, and include Bad To The Bones, Kentucky Vice, No Rest For The Wicked and Hunting Dixie.

James has been a lecturer, a web designer and an accountant (where his natural talent for making stuff up wasn’t always appreciated), so he decided to change tack and write fiction to put it to better use. In his spare time James does what he’s told (if he knows what’s good for him) and likes touring Europe on his motorbike.

He currently lives in a 400 year old cottage in the woods in the UK with his wife and their cat, a big bad hunter called Armstrong, who features in some of James’ novels.

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No Rest For The Wicked

When an armed gang on the run from a botched robbery that left a man dead invade an exclusive luxury hotel buried in the mountains of upstate New York, maverick P.I. Evan Buckley has got his work cut out. He just won a trip for two and was hoping for a well-earned rest, but when the gang takes Evan’s partner Gina hostage along with the other guests and their spirited seven-year-old daughter, he can forget that. As the armed men become increasingly desperate and more violent, one of them develops an unhealthy obsession with Gina. Cut off from help, Evan will do anything to save her and the other hostages, but his daring plan could get them all killed if she fails to play her perilous and crucial role. And as if that wasn’t enough, the old hotel has got a few shameful secrets of its own.