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Forensic Psychiatrists and Crime Fiction: Top 10 myths corrected by Susan Hatters Friedman, MD

​   Though Hannibal Lecter most readily jumps to mind, other forensic psychiatrists also feature in crime fiction. Yet, as an ardent mystery reader and a forensic psychiatrist, I am often yanked out of the […]

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Free Extract! A Lie For A Lie by Julie Corbin

Prologue   I tell a lie – it’s the wrong lie. I choose it without thinking about the consequences. And I get much more than I bargained for. Serves me right? You be the judge. […]

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Read an extract of Paper Dolls by Lisa Bradley

Paper Dolls is the gripping debut psychological thriller from author Lisa Bradley. Perfect for fans of Heidi Perks and CL Taylor, Paper Dolls is a must read psychological thriller for the summer. Read how it […]

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MURDER & VERISIMILITUDE: Crime Fiction & The Texture of Truth by Deon Meyer

  MURDER & VERISIMILITUDE   Need to have someone killed on – and then thrown off – the world’s most luxurious train? Overwhelmed by the prospect? Well, there is just one man you can turn […]

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Read the first chapter of If Looks Could Kill

Olivia Kiernan’s acclaimed Frankie Sheehan crime series is back for the third installment, If Looks Could Kill. She’s got a missing person to find, and is about to discover that some families are built on […]

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Read the opening JP Delaney’s new psychological thriller ‘Playing Nice’

The international bestselling author of The Girl Before, JP Delaney is back with a sensational new psychological thriller. With less than a month until publication, we’re thrilled to share this extract of Playing Nice with you. […]

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Read an extract of Erin Kelly’s new thriller We Know You Know

WE KNOW YOU KNOW is published today in paperback! From the million-copy bestseller Erin Kelly author of HE SAID SHE SAID,, WE KNOW YOU KNOW is an intense, twisty psychological thriller about buried secrets.   […]

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Extract from The House of Lamentations by S.G MacLean

The House of Lamentations is the nailbiting final historical thriller in the award-winning Seeker series by S.G MacLean.   Read the opening to The House of Lamentations below. Prologue London July 1658   Hate upon […]

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Start reading Allegation by R.G. Adams

An evil monster exposed? Or an innocent life destroyed?   Social worker Kit Goddard is in over her head when she is handed her first high profile case. Start reading some of the first chapter […]

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Start reading Innocent by Erin Kinsley

ONE First times you can easily recall. First date, first kiss. First day at the job, your child’s first birthday. Your first view of the house you fell in love with, the first time you […]

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Exclusive interview with the audiobook narrator of Witchfinder, Richard Mitchley

With more and more people choosing to listen to books, what can writers learn from the actors who perform their works?   On the eve of the launch of the audiobook of Witchfinder, author Andrew […]

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Q&A with Jussi Adler Olsen, author of the million-copy bestselling Department Q series

To celebrate publication of the latest explosive installment in Jussi Adler Olsen’s Department Q series, Victim 2117, we sat down with the bestselling author to get an idea of his writing process and the inspiration […]

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