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An extract from The Courier by Holly Downs

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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An extract from Karen Hamilton’s THE EX-HUSBAND

ONE Then Eighteen Months Ago Barbados A tip-off. That could be the only explanation.   Dreaded realisation filtered through the rows of passengers and crew in the cruise terminal via mutters about delays intermingled with […]

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A FREE extract from Sleepless by Romy Hausmann

THE MIND-BENDING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DEAR CHILD ‘Hausmann’s novel has the feel of a nightmare, unfolding at breakneck speed’ SUNDAY TIMES   It’s been years since Nadja Kulka was convicted of a […]

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An extract from S. A. Cosby’s RAZORBLADE TEARS

Chapter 1   Ike tried to remember a time when men with badges coming to his door early in the morning brought anything other than heartache and misery, but try as he might nothing came […]

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An extract of Elle Connel’s DOWN BY THE WATER

PROLOGUE 26 September 2007   The water is rough but the light is calm.   A cool haar blows inland from the open sea. It seems to hang in lavender rolls above the sea loch, […]

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An extract from Erin Kinsley’s MISSING

Ash grey on white, a herring gull drifts against the clear June sky.   Alice lies back in her deckchair, letting the bird bring to mind music long not thought of, not heard for years: […]

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Author Interview: Beth Cowan-Erskine

  Enjoy an interview with author of Loch Down Abbey, Beth Cowan-Erskine, where she shares how her murder mystery novel came to be…   “It started with breakfast in bed. It was a random Tuesday […]

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Unsung Heroes by Gerald Seymour

Master Thriller Writer Gerald Seymour on the real-life Crocodiles and Crocodile Hunters that inspire his fiction…     They seem rather tired, far beyond their shelf life.   Fiction’s image of the spy master and […]

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Start reading the first chapter of Trevor Wood’s One Way Street

If you’re a fan of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, Trevor Wood needs to be on your radar. One Way Street is the second gritty Newcastle-set thriller in this unforgettable series about a homeless veteran […]

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FREE EXTRACT: Call to Kill by Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham

  Click here to read the first chapter of SAS:Who Dares Wins superstar Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham’s debut novel Call to Kill.   Did you enjoy this free extract? Call to Kill by Mark Billingham and […]

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The importance of research for William Shaw’s The Trawlerman

Ahead of the publication of his new novel, The Trawlerman, William Shaw reflects on the research he undertook for the book and why it is so important to his crime fiction.     Years ago, […]

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Henry Porter on the Power of Fear

Author of the heart-stopping international spy thriller, THE OLD ENEMY, Henry Porter talks to Crime Files about the powerful and often all-encompassing emotion, fear.   I remember the feeling that swept over me as the […]

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