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The inspiration behind The Stone Chamber by Kate Ellis

The inspiration behind The Stone Chamber     According to LP Hartley, the past is a different country; they do things differently there. How true this is. Just think of the things people once considered […]

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The Stone Chamber

  It seems that everyone is escaping to the British coast at the moment, so why not travel to South Devon, with its dramatic cliffs and peaceful countryside, in the new instalment in the bestselling […]

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Brian McGilloway exclusive Q&A

  Award winning author Brian McGilloway, author of the Ben Devlin series, talks exclusively to The Crime Vault about his novels.     1) Tell us a bit about The Last Crossing and what inspired […]

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Harrogate M.W. Craven giveaway T&C’s

1. This is a prize draw for the chance win one (1) copy of each of the following books by M.W. Craven: The Puppet Show (9781472127457), Black Summer (9781472127495), The Curator (9781472131942) and Dead Ground […]

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Read an extract of Lara Thompson’s One Night, New York

New York City Winter solstice, December 20th, 1932 4-5pm Frances blinked slowly, capturing the illuminated city one moment at a time. Her initial shock at the height had faded, but if she moved close to […]

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Start reading an extract of Laura Marshall’s The Anniversary

It’s the most innocuous of questions, but it makes my insides shrivel, curdling them like sour milk: Where did you grow up? If the person  asking is under the age of forty, it’s not so […]

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Running Out of Road

  Cath Staincliffe has been on the Constable list now for over a decade, producing a perfect work of crime fiction every year. Her trademark is to write about ordinary people in extraordinary situations, and […]

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City Under Siege

Atmospheric and intelligent, Michael Russell’s latest Stefan Gillespie novel is a tense and vivid thriller – the best kind. Set at the breakout of WWII, we follow Gillespie as he is drawn into a complex […]

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How to Write a Killer Thriller with Egan Hughes

Hello reader, My name is Rosanna and I have the enormous privilege of being Egan Hughes’ editor. Egan is the author of The One That Got Away, which has been shortlisted for a prestigious CWA […]

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I love books set on islands – Shutter Island, Lord of the Flies, Wide Sargasso Sea – and I don’t think it’s entirely because of the ‘exotic’ locations, but also because of the ‘closed space’ […]

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Prologue     Fat flakes blew into his face, cold wet kisses on his cheeks and eyelids.  Last  time  there  had  been  a  winter  like this, he’d been a wee boy and all he remembered […]

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Emma Rous talks about the setting for The Perfect Guests

Almost all of the action in The Perfect Guests, whether it’s in the past or the present, takes place at an isolated mansion called Raven Hall. I love setting my stories in big, rambling country […]

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