New releases

LET THE GUILTY PAY, the first novel in the Bartholomew Beck series from Fawkes Press, is now available for pre-order on Kindle. It releases wide on July 4.

Bartholomew Beck has a secret.

He saw who killed his neighbor, but he lied to the police and now the wrong man is on Death Row.

Oh, and he wrote a bestselling true-crime book on the murder, further cementing his lies.

Twenty years after Summer Foster’s death, Beck’s writing career has gone cold and he’s making ends meet on a Texas oil pipeline when he finds a co-worker beaten to death with a screwdriver sticking out of her right eye — just like Summer.

This time he’ll have to come clean with what he knows and Let The Guilty Pay.


“LET THE GUILTY PAY is a cleverly plotted, deftly paced page-turner with complicated, deeply relatable characters. Everyone has a secret, everyone has an agenda, and Rick Treon dispenses the well-earned twists and reveals with the stiletto precision of a master.” — Heather Young, Strand Award-winning and Edgar Nominated author of The Lost Girls

“LET THE GUILTY PAY invites you in like a glass of sweet tea, then knocks you off your feet like a fifth of whiskey. This is dirty Texas noir where no one walks away clean.” — August Norman, author of Come and Get Me

“Rick Treon’s LET THE GUILTY PAY is a sharp, mesmerizing thriller weaving together two murders, two decades apart; the connections between these crimes become evident through unexpected twists and revelations.  Featuring complex, well-rounded characters and vivid settings, this novel begs to be finished in one sitting and left me eager for another installment.” — K.P. Kyle, author of Sync