Why John Clarkson Should Be on Your

Must-Read List of Thriller Writers.


One of the best books of the year!
"This might be the best book I’ve read in a long time…it builds and builds and then the twists and turns make you want more."    – Daniel J. B. 

"This book was great from start to finish…I highly recommend it, even if you are like me and don’t generally read all that many thrillers."    –TopCat19 

Cannot Stress Enough How Awesome This Is!
"This is undoubtedly one of the best books I have ever read in my life.  I bought it Monday and finished it in 48 hours."

– Robert P.    

AMONG THIEVES is fabulous, pure and simple. 
"Clarkson brings some finely honed cinematic chops to this darkly humorous book. Don’t let AMONG THIEVES get past you."    –Bookreporter 

One of the top 5 best thriller writers

"Great descriptions, plot, complexity without confusion. Action is very well written. Relationships and character filled out well."    – Michael P


Recommended by Amazon, damn they are good

"I have never read this author and was surprised by the recommendation. It turned out I will buy his next book."

– Michael H

Guarantee You’ll Love This

I hope this guy keeps writing. Indelible characters and constant suspense.   – Jack F



Brilliant – entertaining, thoughtful and provoking.    – A.B.


More from this author, please.

For me, they just can’t be better than this. A bunch of hard guys you have to love; and some really mean villains. 

– Thomas C.

Best 2016 book read!   

"An outstanding nail biting 'must read' thriller full of suspense and surprises."    – Nicholas U 



"Come on people, you’ve got to read [Clarkson’s] books…you won’t be sorry!"    – Diana S. H.

John Clarkson does it again.  

"Don’t miss this series by a gifted author.  It’s a great ride."  

– Annie  

BRONX REQUIEM is one of the best books I have read in 2016! 

"Clarkson’s characters are fantastically written…highly entertaining and fast-moving.  The book’s resolution was perfect.  I absolutely loved this book…For mystery lovers, it is a must read!"    – Cindy B  

Worth losing sleep!  

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  The pace of the plot and the interaction of the various characters kept me up late."  

– Gale B. 

Crackling Action from Master Storyteller John Clarkson

"Like all Clarkson novels Bronx Requiem is a gripping read with a complex, compelling story that hooks you quickly. The characters are finely drawn, hard edged and action oriented. Clarkson lyrically paints the rough and tumble streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan like Willa Cather describes Nebraska; the setting is a central character, alive and teeming and central to the plot."   – Dermott R.

Another wonderful Beck thriller

"What a humane, enlightening, hard hitting, funny, satisfying book! There is a truly ensemble cast of wonderfully observed outer borough characters, surrounding the brilliant and softhearted James Beck, wrongfully convicted ex-con. The WOMEN are at center stage here! I loved that."    – Emily M.

An excellent follow up to the author’s first Beck novel

"This is the second book I've read by Clarkson. The first was his first Beck book which I read pretty much non-stop. I did the same with this one."    – Robert J.

You’ll Stay Up All Night Reading

"This crime/thriller, the second in what I hope will be a long series, featuring James Beck, is not only fast paced, colorful, intelligent but possesses a big, very big, heart."   – Stephen K.

Bronx Cheer…for real!

"As a former Homicide Detective, I have to commend Clarkson on his characters in this gritty and gripping novel. Outstanding development, exciting story, life-like portrayal of the projects! Great read!"   – Recon S.

Fantastic writer!

"Love this guy from the start. I would read anything he writes with mucho pleasure."   – Rodney Dale U.


"The publication event of the year for thriller fans is the re-release of John Clarkson's fantastic "AND JUSTICE FOR ONE." It is, hands down, one of the best "vigilante justice" thrillers ever written."    – Robert B.

"I had been waiting for Jack Devlin novels to be issued in Kindle eBook format, for years. So, I was delighted to see that And Justice for One is now available. I got it and read it in a day. … I strongly recommend all his books."    – Alfonso


Highly Recommended, First To Me, and Now By Me
"A Best Of List showed me the way to John Clarkson's first novel, and wow, what a first novel! This action-packed story had me gripped into the plot as life around me stood still. Highly recommended six-star novel."    – Ken C.


Thrills, chills and excitement, suspenseful and action packed
"What a unique story that grabs your attention from the start and doesn’t let go. … The author gives you an amazing story that really makes you think. It is a story that you won’t forget for a long time."    – Cyn


Jack Devlin is here to drink whiskey, bed beautiful women, and kick butt, and he's almost out of whiskey ...
"Great to see this early 90s thriller back in print -- it has achieved "classic" status among fans of crime novels and vigilante fiction, and with good reason."    – Mr. Strawberry

Great action novel
"I purchased this book in 1995 in a drugstore. It is the best action novel I have ever read! I have looked in vain for another action novel of the same caliber for years. I have now read this book 3 times over the last few years and I never grow tired of it."    – jazzjames

Great read
"Could not put down. Reminds me of Stephen Hunter s early work with Earl Swagger and Bobby Swagger. True revenge novel."    – John D.

One Man’s Law is a great book!
"Author John Clarkson sets his tale in a Hawaii unknown to most readers. Far from the beaches of Waikiki, the plush hotels, and the tourist attractions, is a different Hawaii, one of poverty, resentment, and violence. As a long-time resident, I wondered if an outsider would be able to describe this “other side of paradise.” Clarkson has more than succeeded, capturing perfectly the feel of the place and the persona of its inhabitants."    – Richard M


Like Graham Greene’s writings on Mexico
"Hawaii may be the ultimate tourist destiny. Clarkson’s One Man’s Law set in Hawaii, like Graham Greene’s writings on Mexico, reads nothing like a tourist brochure. … There are beaches and sunsets, and hot pools, of course, but even these places appear out of reach for the tourist, hidden, unknown, off road, secret, where tourists never go. I would highly recommend a visit to Clarkson’s Hawaii."    - jgb


"If you like your main character rough and ready for anything (but a gentleman), believe me this book is for you! Once I started it, I simply could not put it down!! I read all afternoon and evening to get to the amazing ending."     – Cherrie B.


One of the best writers out there.
"I am a reader that enjoys a good plot and we'll written material. John Clarkson does all of that and really keeps the ball rolling."    – Kindle Customer


One Man’s Law
"Very fast moving, suspenseful novel. Am anxious to get to the next book! Great Author, and way with words! Thanks." 

– Lois K.


One Way Out is an Excellent thriller
"Wow - this is a "must read - cannot put it down thriller" set in London. It's John Clarkson at his best."    – Nick U.


Five Stars
"Full tilt rock and roll magnificent."    – Douglas H.


Five Stars
Love it. Needed more.    – Bill D.

Author of seven novels, including AMONG THIEVES and BRONX REQUIEM, the first two novels in his new James Beck series.
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