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Nine Elms

What makes Nine Elms such a compelling novel? Is it the masterful plotting, or the incredible sense of tension? The evocative London setting, or the high-octane premise? Well, spoiler, it’s all of these things. But […]

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Take part in the Nine Elms Readalong

    To celebrate the publication of Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza in paperback we are running a readalong and we’d love for you to join us!   Hosted by Tandem Collective UK, the questions […]

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Cold Malice

This week’s Friday read is the new thriller in Quentin Bates’s Icelandic crime series, Cold Malice. Atmospheric and intricately plotted, the novel is set in the dramatic, bleak landscapes of Reykjavik and centres around Officer […]

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Desert Island Crime with Egan Hughes

Egan Hughes is the author of the dazzling debut crime novel, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, which published last week in digital and is coming out in paperback in August. We asked her about the […]

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The One That Got Away

There are many things that make The One That Got Away the perfect kind of read for a weekend afternoon when you have a few hours spare to lose yourself in another world. Firstly, the […]

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The Curator

  Hi guys, Mike here. For some reason my publisher, Krystyna, has given me free rein on today’s Friday Reads, proving once and for all that she doesn’t really know me at all . . […]

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Making Wolf

  This week’s Friday read is the taut, electrifying and sometimes surreal crime noir thriller Making Wolf, by the celebrated and award-winning author Tade Thompson. It’s the story of Weston Kogi, a London-based detective who […]

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The Mitford Scandal

  This week it’s time to delve into the glitz and glamour of the era of the Mitford sisters as they party their way round Europe, with, for the purposes of these books, maid Louisa […]

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Murder on the Downs

  If, like me, you have been trapped in a city during lockdown and the most nature and green space you’ve experienced for the last seven weeks is your local park, then the new novel […]

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A Quiet Death in Italy

What can you do when the sun is out, your thoughts turn to holidays, foreign travel and sipping Aperol spritz in a shady square – and yet for the moment that’s all a bit of […]

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Why Don’t Sheep Shrink? an exclusive short story from M.W. Craven

    ‘I’m not sure we should trust a thermometer calibrated for a dog’s rectum.’ That’s what started it. Thirteen words. There was a pheasant too, of course. Or maybe it was a peacock? And […]

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A Knock at the Door

It’s a simple but killer premise: your husband heads off on a business trip; a couple of hours later, two official types appearing at your door asking to speak to him. The phone rings; a […]

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