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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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Extract from Karen Hamilton’s THE LAST WIFE

  Prologue Clients trust me because I blend in. It’s a natural skill – my gift, if you like. I focus my lens and capture stories, like the ones unfolding tonight: natural and guarded expressions, […]

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Start reading A Shooting at Chateau Rock by Martin Walker

A Shooting at Chateau Rock is the latest book in the Dordogne Mysteries series by Martin Walker. Bruno, Chief of Police returns to solve another mystery which leads him to untangle a web of criminality […]

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Vaseem Khan’s Baby Ganesh Agency Series Guide

  The Baby Ganesh Agency Series Guide   ‘For me a great crime series begins with a memorable detective, someone who, over time, we become intimately familiar with. We pick up the next book in […]

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Free Extract! Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon

Enjoy a free extract from Sister Dear, the crime thriller of 2020 that will have you OBSESSED.    ‘Sister Dear drew me in, had me hooked and I was never really sure what to expect or […]

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Sunday Times Writing Competition

SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB / ELIZABETH GEORGE CRIME-WRITING COMPETITION   Have you got what it takes to be a bestselling crimewriter? Here’s your chance to find out, by entering The Times and Sunday Times Crime […]

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Read a free extract! Cracked by Louise McCreesh

Cracked is a gripping, dark and unforgettable debut from Louise McCreesh. When Jenny’s old therapist is murdered and she is implicated, she realises that someone else out there might know her deepest, darkest secret…  We’re […]

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Start reading Philip Kerr’s HITLER’S PEACE

  Hitler’s Peace is a gripping alternative history thriller set in the Second World War, from Philip Kerr: the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels. Start reading the opening chapter below… […]

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