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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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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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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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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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Read an extract from The Downstairs Neighbour by Helen Cooper

  In a converted Georgian townhouse in south west London, three families live under one roof. The large flat that takes up the top two floors is home to the Harlow family: happily married Paul […]

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Read an extract from What My Sister Knew by Nina Laurin

  From the author of Girl Last Seen comes a psychological thriller that delivers Nina Laurin’s signature “heart-stopping” suspense (Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author). “…currently wanted by the police. If you know anything about the […]

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Read an extract from Simon Kernick’s thrilling KILL A STRANGER

PROLOGUE   DCI Cameron Doyle   Justice. I’ve spent a thirty-year career being paid to uphold it. I’ve had successes, sure. I’ve put no fewer than twenty-six killers behind bars, as well as numerous other […]

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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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