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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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James Henry’s top 5 crime series

Author of DI Nicholas Lowry series, James Henry shares his 5 crime series to tuck into over the coming cooped-up weeks.   1/ Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander. This Swedish crime series appeared in UK bookshops […]

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Read the opening of Murder on the Moorland by Helen Cox

Murder on the Moorland is the third book in the Kitt Hartley mysteries series. A page-turning cozy mystery set on the picturesque Yorkshire Moors. Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Betty Rowlands and LJ Ross. […]

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Eating the Dead: the Parsees of India

    The fifth novel in the Baby Ganesh Agency series is out today! In this one, Inspector Chopra investigates the murder of a wealthy Parsee. Parsees are a small but influential community in India. […]

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Sunday Times Crime Club Giveaway: John Connolly

SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB GIVEAWAY: JOHN CONNOLLY   Win the most recent four Charlie Parker thrillers in paperback!   Charlie Parker made his debut in May 1999 in Every Dead Thing. Since then, John Connolly […]

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Five of my favourite mysteries and thrillers by Amy Engel

      And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie   No one does the locked-room mystery like Christie and this one is clever, chilling, and a true whodunit. I’ve read this novel multiple […]

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Victim 2117 by Jussi Adler Olsen

This week marks the publication of Victim 2117, the heart-pounding new installment in the Department Q Thrillers series by international bestseller Jussi Adler Olsen.     In this new blockbuster thriller a terrifying international investigation […]

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Read an extract of The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel

Bestselling author of The Roanoke Girls, Amy Engel, comes a suspenseful tale of a murdered child and a mother’s quest for answers. Publishing in March 2020, we are excited to share a sneak-peek extract of the […]

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Read an extract from the start of The Bear Pit by S.G MacLean

In the 4th book of The Seeker series, Captain Seeker is back in London, on the trail of an assassin preparing to strike at the heart of Oliver Cromwell’s Republic. Take a sneak-peek at the […]

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The Motive: Heather Chavez talks about the inspiration for NO BAD DEED

Heather please could you give us a summary of what NO BAD DEED is about?   Driving home one night, Cassie Larkin sees a man and woman fighting on the side of the road. After […]

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