An Overview of Hugh Fraser’s Books
Including a link to a talk from 2018
Hugh Fraser’s books are very gripping and have a great protagonist – Rina Walker, a rather complex character who just so happens to be an assassin. Find out more below…
Hugh Fraser has a new publisher! This could be very exciting as hopefully it means he is writing again. I read all of his books, when he was with Urbane. Now all those books have transferred and had a revamp by Bloodhound Books. I am so excited for him that my fingers are flying across the keys as I write this. I wasn’t asked to write this. I have just felt moved to. Take a look down to find out more, plus the eyecatching new covers, blurbs for each book, a link to my original review about Stealth (the first book I ever reviewed on the blog) and a little bit about Hugh Fraser himself. I have also added a link to a write-up I produced for my blog of fascinating talk that he gave with Robert Daws at the Morecambe and Vice Festival.
The first book I ever reviewed on my blog was Stealth, after I had met Hugh Fraser at the Morecambe and Vice book festival, which I attended after a lovely conversation with him. Long story, but was all very wonderful… The outcome was me having a lovely in-person conversation, perhaps around 2018 and me having a go at reviewing a festival, which I then was invited to by the organsers and a lovely signed book, which I absolutely treasure and all that aside, taking the book for what it is, I was pleased to find it to be very gripping and one of his best yet! You can read all the books in order or as stand-alone. It is easy to be gripped by them all.
The Rina Walker series, which I read most of, prior to having a blog, is fantastic! Don’t think cosy Agatha Christie type story (which are also fantastic), these are as far removed as they possibly ever can be. Rina Walker is a kick-ass assassin, you don’t want to mess with. She is written very well has quite a complex life really, what with secrets, drugs cartel’s and great plot twists along the way. Rina is a surprising anti-hero who is a feminist you end up somehow rooting for; even though she is an assassin. Hugh Fraser’s writing is very clever that way. This series is one I’ve not forgotten about, even after the load of books I’ve read after….
Without further ado, find out more below…
About the Author
*Hugh Fraser is an author and actor who is well-known for tv series and films. He has played many roles over many years, including: The Duke of Wellington in Sharpe and Captain Hastings in the ITV Agatha Christie, Poirot series. In film he is credited in the Patriot Games, 101 Dalmations, The Draughtman’s Contract and Clint Eastwood’s Firefox. He also wrote the theme tune of children’s tv programme, Rainbow. He also supports the charity – First Light Veterans – supporting veterans of the emergency services and armed forces.
In more recent years, he has turned his hand to writing, creating his protagonist -Rina Walker.
There are 4 books in the Rina Walker thriller series:
What makes an innocent girl become a contract killer?
Acapulco 1974: Rina Walker is on assignment. Just another quick, clean kill.
When she wakes to discover her employer’s severed head on her bedside table, and a man with an AK 47 coming through the door of her hotel room, she must use all her skills to neutralise her attacker and escape.
Notting Hill 1956: Fifteen-year-old Rina is scavenging and stealing to support her siblings and her alcoholic mother. When a local gangster attacks her younger sister, Rina wreaks revenge. Innocence betrayed, Rina faces the brutality of the post-war London underworld – a world that teaches her the skill to kill…
How far would you go to protect the innocent?
London 1961. In the dying days of the Macmillan government, George Preston is in control of crime in West London and Rina Walker is his favoured contract killer.
When Rina is hired by Soho a vice king to investigate the disappearance of girls from his clubs, she discovers that they are being supplied to a member of the English aristocracy for the gratification of his macabre tastes.
Rina’s pursuit of the missing girls, and her efforts to save the innocent from slaughter, become increasingly perilous as she grapples with interwoven layers of corruption and betrayal.
Can Rina survive a confrontation with depravity?
Rina Walker is back and as deadly as ever… but it’s not just her life at stake.
London 1964. Gang warfare is breaking out. Rina Walker struggles to survive amid the battles and betrayals of a gruesome cast of racketeers and gangsters.
Her considerable skills as an assassin are her only hope of survival.
Playing one side off against the other to protect those she loves, Rina is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse where her life is just one of many at stake…
One tough woman. One fight to the death…
London 1967. A working girl is brutally murdered in a Soho club. Rina Walker takes out the killer and attracts the attention of a sinister line-up of gangland enforcers with a great deal to prove.
When a member of British Military Intelligence becomes aware of her failure to fulfil a contract, issued by an inmate of Broadmoor, he forces her into the deadly arena of the Cold War, with orders to kill an enemy agent.
Rina must call upon all her skills, not simply to survive but to protect the ones she loves.
Will she make it out alive?
Click to link to my STEALTH Review
Entertaining Talk Write-up Link – Showcasing Hugh Fraser and Robert Daws – If I Wasn’t On The Stage