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Extract from MASTERING THE PROCESS by Elizabeth George

‘After a number of years teaching writing courses and appearing at writers’ conferences, I began to see that creating a process book utilising one of my novels as an example of each step of my […]

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Will Shindler on getting to know your characters in The Killing Choice

Getting to know your own characters, especially in an ongoing series is an interesting experience. In some ways it mirrors real life. You meet someone, form an initial opinion, get to know them a little […]

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Extract from THE MIND OF A MURDERER by Dr Richard Taylor

Chapter 11   Mothers who eliminate an unwanted child may have no psychiatric disorder other than an abnormal personality, but there can be a history of family discord and maltreatment. The first murder case of […]

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The Last Thing to Burn Reading Group Questions

Have you read Will Dean’s gasp-inducing The Last Thing to Burn? If you have, and you’re anything like us, then you’ll be desperate to talk about it!     Author Will Dean has provided the […]

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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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