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The Crime Files

Scene of the Crime – Dr Richard Taylor, author of THE MIND OF A MURDERER

Dr Richard Taylor explains where he wrote THE MIND OF A MURDERER, his gripping and eye-opening book which gives insight into life as a forensic psychiatrist.   On a stormy November in rural Dorset I […]

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Read an extract from Chris Hammer’s TRUST

p r o l o g u e   The realisation swells within him, like a birthing. It’s happening right now, today, in this moment of time, in this sliver of history. After months of gestation—after […]

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Read an extract of Romy Hausmann’s Dear Child

Dear Child has been taking Europe by storm, with over 250,000 copies sold in Germany so far. It’s coming out in the UK in May, and we’ve got an early sneak peek of it for […]

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Gerald Seymour celebrates the 40th anniversary of his first thriller, Harry’s Game

    ‘See him, sir, that one – down there … ’ and a rueful grin played on the face of a young marine as he pointed down a slope and towards the shanty town […]

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Start reading Elly Griffiths’ The Night Hawks

PROLOGUE There’s so much blood, that’s what he always remembers. Even after the police and the ambulance have left, there’s blood on the grass and even on the trees, dripping into the mud like some […]

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Free extract of STAY HOME by Ava Pierce

  LOCK YOUR DOORS Caitlin has been having an affair for nearly a year when the country enters lock down. Suddenly, seeing her lover, Daniel, without alerting her husband becomes almost impossible. When she does […]

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WIN a 12 Motives for Murder detective hat!

  GUESS THE MURDERER AND WIN A DETECTIVE HAT! All you need to do is vote for who you think was the murderer… The topline case: A family enjoying Christmas at their beautiful home in […]

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Read an extract of THE MURDER GAME by Rachel Abbott

I reach for the door handle with shaking fingers, wishing I’d said no – that I’d refused to play the game that is planned for tonight. Maybe I’m not as brave as I would like […]

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Immersive Murder Mystery: Free Extract!

  ONE MURDER. TWELVE SUSPECTS. TWELVE MOTIVES FOR MURDER . . . This Christmas, sit back and become a real armchair detective. A murder mystery told entirely through interviews. Private Investigator Elizabeth Chalice needs YOU […]

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The Gambler, the Policeman, and a killer named Gyp the Blood

Manhattan, 1912: On a stifling July night, casino owner and minor-league gambler Herman Rosenthal stepped out of the all-night café of the Hotel Metropole, and into a hail of bullets. The gunmen sped off on […]

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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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Neil Spring on using real-life historical events to inspire The Haunted Shore

Bestselling author Neil Spring’s new novel The Haunted Shore, is a chilling ghost story based on real-life historical events and and the haunting wilderness of Suffolk. Here, Neil tells Crime Files how he used these […]

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