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Behind the Scenes: Designing the cover of The Familiar Dark

Lewis Csizmazia, Senior Designer at Hodder & Stoughton, takes us behind the scenes of the cover design process for Amy Engel’s new nail-biting thriller, The Familiar Dark.   I’m a senior book cover designer predominately […]

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Preview of BURY THEM DEEP by James Oswald

She hates herself.   All the way from work, back to her compact top-floor flat, she feels the loathing in her gut, even as she feels the excitement too. It’s always this way, the tug […]

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Sarah Hilary interviews Joe Barton, writer of GIRI / HAJI

I’m lucky enough to be spending January 2020 in Japan, indulging my new-found love of all things Japanese—the food and culture, the landscape and the people. From a crime writer perspective, the recent television hit Giri/Haji ticked […]

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Read an extract from the start of Chris Hammer’s SILVER

There is blood everywhere. He pushes the door open and there is blood everywhere. The door is ajar, keys in the lock, so he pushes it open, a greeting forming on his lips, and there […]

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Dorothy L. Sayers – Better than Christie?

Writer, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw asks who really was the best writer in the British genre’s Golden Age…   As many crime fiction aficionados attest, Dorothy L. Sayers was a far better writer than […]

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AN EXTRACT FROM THE GRIPPING NO BAD DEED

Lee Child has called Heather Chavez’s NO BAD DEED ‘a sensational debut’! Read a Halloween extract from this gripping debut now.   With its mature trees, older homes, and sidewalks sloping toward the sky, Lomita […]

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READ AN EXTRACT FROM IN HER EYES, THE TWISTY NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM SARAH ALDERSON

Read an extract from IN HER EYES, the gripping thriller about the secrets in a seemingly perfect family, from the author of FRIENDS LIKE THESE.   IN HER EYES is a gripping thriller about the […]

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THE QUESTIONING – SAMANTHA M. BAILEY AND HEATHER CHAVEZ

Two debut authors, Samantha M. Bailey, author of WOMAN ON THE EDGE, and Heather Chavez, author of NO BAD DEED, interview each other for The Questioning.                   […]

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Sunday Times Crime Club Giveaway: Deon Meyer

SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB GIVEAWAY: DEON MEYER   Win the first five books in Deon Meyer’s Benny Griessel series!   Deon Meyer dominates the world of crime fiction as the compelling voice of contemporary South […]

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READ AN EXTRACT OF THE NOBLE PATH BY PETER MAY

PROLOGUE Cambodia: April 1975 There is a seventeenth-century proverb which says, ‘When war begins hell opens.’ In this once lovely country in the heart of Indochina, hell opened when the war ended. This, then, was […]

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EXTRACTS FROM A KILLER’S CONFESSION

Extracts from Karen Edwards’s A KILLER’S CONFESSION: The Untold Story Behind ITV’s ‘A Confession’. As BT TV says ‘A Confession on ITV has had viewers gripped to their TV screens on Monday nights with its […]

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Translated Crime Books to Discover

The amount of crime fiction available to readers is enormous and what makes it even better the sheer number of incredible translated crime fiction. Translated crime books give a fascinating insight into the similarities and […]

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