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Trevor Wood shares his thoughts on writing an award-winning trilogy

With the publication of Dead End Street, Trevor Wood concludes his award-winning trilogy which began in 2020 with The Man on the Street. Here he writes about his experience of writing such a gripping thriller […]

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Diamond by Jessie Keane proof giveaway

  Complete the below entry form for the chance to win a proof copy of Diamond by Jessie Keane!   We’re sorry – entry is now closed.    

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Something to Hide pre-order prize draw

        Complete the below entry form (including proof of a pre-order of Something to Hide) for the chance to win afternoon tea for two in a top London hotel.   Wer’e sorry […]

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Free extract! Her Perfect Twin by Sarah Bonner

‘A terrifyingly vivid psychological thriller – paranoid, claustrophobic and captivating’ Janice Hallett When Megan discovers photographs of her estranged identical twin sister on her husband’s phone, she wants answers. Leah already has everything Megan has […]

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An extract from Simon Kernick’s GOOD COP BAD COP

1 Tonight Sketty   ‘So, you’re quite the hero, Mr Sketty.’   The man addressing me in a soft Edinburgh accent is Dr Ralph Teller, a short, round individual of about seventy, who reminds me […]

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An extract from James Oswald’s NOWHERE TO RUN

  It was probably a mistake coming to the pub on a Friday. But then again, my whole life’s been a series of mistakes. Take my current situation. I’d only intended to spend a few […]

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FREE EXTRACT: My Sweet Girl

A girl in a new country. A dark secret left behind. A dead body which might tell all. Ever since she was adopted from an orphanage in Sri Lanka, Paloma has led a privileged Californian […]

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Ruth McIver lists the crime novels which inspired her writing

Ruth McIver, author of I SHOT THE DEVIL, outlines the the top 3 crime books which inspired her writing.     Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis I was really inspired by Bret Easton Ellis’ Lunar […]

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Preview extract for James Oswald’s WHAT WILL BURN

She always knew she would die like this.   They come in the night, crashing through the undergrowth and pushing through the trees. They don’t use the path that meanders up the slope from the […]

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An extract from Care For Me by Farah Cook

Care For Me: A tense and engrossing psychological thriller for fans of Clare Mackintosh.   When Amira takes her mother Afrah to Ravenswood Lodge Care Home, she thinks the will both be safe. But the past […]

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An extract from THE NIGHT SINGER by Johanna Mo

The Last Day Four more steps, then he turns around again. Doesn’t trust the silence behind him. All he can hear is the chirping of the grasshoppers. No engines, no birds. He misses the night […]

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An extract from The Courier by Holly Down

The Courier: The most gripping, page-turning psychological suspense of 2021     She sees much more than you think . . .   Five years ago, Laurel Lovejoy had it all. The high-powered city job, […]

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