Welcome to the official website of Alastair Brown - author of the Joe Beck books that feature a ruthless outlaw private detective who roams the length and breadth of America righting wrongs and reaping riches while serving up his own hard brand of vigilante justice to those who deserve it most.

Here, you'll find information on Joe Beck and the books he appears in.

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Meet Joe Beck

He's a private eye, but not the typical type. He's unlicensed. His office is his cell phone. His gun is unregistered. And his methods are outside of the law.

Check out the series

Take a look at the three books in the Joe Beck series:

  • Army of One: Introducing Joe Beck
  • Payback: A Short Joe Beck Thriller
  • Easy Money: A Joe Beck Thriller

What readers are saying

"The start of the book hooks you right in, two deaths and Joe Beck at a funeral wondering what had happened to one of his best friends." BOOKSLIKEJACKREACHER.CO.UK - ARMY OF ONE

"Absolutely great. Characters are mysterious and the settings are vivid. In some chapters, I felt like I was actually there! Would highly recommend this book." JOHN HAGMAN - ARMY OF ONE

"Loved the pace and the writing. It was fast moving, direct and to the point, and generally a very good read. Thoroughly enjoyed it." WILLIAM SMITH - PAYBACK

"Another great crime thriller! Was hooked right from the very start and absolutely loved the end. Give us more Joe Becks! I highly recommend it" TJ LEWIS - EASY MONEY