Best Thriller Books of All Time

Welcome to the official website of author Russell Brooks. If you enjoy action-adventure suspense thrillers with conspiracies, martial arts, sex, betrayal, and revenge, then you don’t need to look any further.

Coming 2023

Jam Run

What if crying out for help made you a target?

Within hours of arriving in Montego Bay, Eddie Barrow and his friend Corey Stephenson witness a gruesome murder outside a bar. When the victim’s sister reaches out for help, they learn of machinations to conceal foreign corporate corruption and a series of horrific sex crimes. However, Barrow and Stephenson’s commitment to solving the case is put to the test once they find themselves in the crosshairs of a ruthless criminal network—one that extends beyond the shores of Jamaica.

Jam Run is a gripping crime thriller about the ever-present menace and violence the LGBTQ community faces daily.”—Richard Burnett, Fugues Magazine.

About Russell

Russell Brooks is an Amazon bestselling author of five thrillers—Pandora’s Succession, Unsavory Delicacies, Chill Run, and The Demeter Code. Jam Run, his latest thriller, will be available in the first half of 2023.

It’s been said that his writing is able to draw the reader in with powerful and poetic attention to detail, heart-pounding scenes of devastating hand-to-hand encounters which project the fear and fury right in front of the readers’ eyes.

If you enjoy heart-pounding thrillers with conspiracies, martial arts, sex, betrayal, and revenge, then you don’t need to look any further and see why these fall among the best thriller books of all time.

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Personal life

Russell is the author of four books, with an upcoming fifth coming in early 2023. An avid Renaissance Man, he learned to play the violin, the piano, the viola, the bassoon, and the electric bass guitar while in high school. Today, he prefers to stick with the violin which he performs at concerts and on special occasions.

Brooks developed his talents as a runner in high school to become a national-level sprinter. This landed him a track and field scholarship to Indiana University in Bloomington, where he excelled in the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m relay–winning several races and becoming an All-Big Ten.

Russell’s talents even got him on the world athletics stage, where he represented Canada at the World University Games in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in the same three events. He also represented Team Quebec at the 1997 Jeux de la Francophonie in Antananarivo, Madagascar, and Ottawa in 2001.

 

Education

Russell attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, on a track and field scholarship. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology and a minor in Psychology.

Even though he was considered a ‘science nerd,’ Russell excelled in African-American studies. His education in that subject made him passionate about exposing systemic racism and injustice toward racialized communities in Quebec and Canada. Aside from writing essays in his blog about the subject matter, in the summer of 2020, he participated in two demonstrations called “Driving While Black, Proud and Free”—the first of its kind in Canada—where Black motorists formed a caravan and staged a peaceful protest. The event gained national attention as it raised awareness of the ongoing problems of racial profiling by police in the Montreal area toward Black motorists. 

During his studies, Russell Brooks also excelled in a drama class called oral interpretation. This not only translated into the snappy dialogue found in his books but also made him popular at poetry readings.

 

Publications

The Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Series

Pandora’s Succession (2010)
Unsavory Delicacies (2011)
The Demeter Code (2014)

The Eddie Barrow Mystery Series

Chill Run (2011)
Coming Soon: Jam Run (2023)