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A Tribute to M.C. Beaton

We’re very saddened by the passing of our beloved author M.C. Beaton who passed away in December at the age of 83.     As author of the much-loved Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series she was adored by many readers and to honour her memory we have pulled together some of her extremely impressive […]

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An extract from Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza

  AUTUMN 1995   CHAPTER ONE   Detective Constable Kate Marshall was on the train home when her phone rang. It took a moment of searching the folds of her long winter coat before she found it in the inside pocket. She heaved out the huge brick- like handset, pulled up the antenna and answered. […]

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past: A Nathan Sutherland short story by Philip Gwynne Jones

  This story takes place a few months before the events of the first Nathan Sutherland novel, “The Venetian Game.”   Christmas is a time for telling stories but tales, of course, always grow in the telling. This is not, therefore, a definitive account of what happened to Nathan during a rather bleak period in […]

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Desert Island Crime with M.W. Craven

Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week we ask a bestselling author: If you were stranded on a desert island and had to choose 8 books to take with you, what would you pick and why?   This week, we asked award winning author M.W. Craven, whose latest thriller Black Summer is out now, to […]

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Friday 13th – NOT the scariest night of the year . . .

Along with February 14th, April 1st and December 25th, Friday the 13th is one of those dates so deeply ingrained in our collective unconscious that the mere mention of it conjures up an array of troubling images. You’ve heard of the movie; you know all the superstitions. This is the day you avoid walking under […]

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Black Summer Extract

My body is eating itself. I can’t stop it. I’m too weak to move. My muscles have been broken down into the amino acids my body needs to stay alive. My joints stiffen and ache as they are no longer being lubricated. My feet and hands sting with pins and needles as the blood vessels […]

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Desert Island Crime with Mark Griffin

Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week a bestselling crime writer reveals their top chilling titles. This week, we ask Mark Griffin, author of the thrilling Holly Wakefield series to reveal his top picks.   Over to you Mark:   Sparkling cyanide by Agatha Christie – At thirteen years old, this was my first foray […]

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An extract from The Sleepover by Samantha King

PROLOGUE   Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. The old nursery rhyme was wrenched from the depths of memory the second I took the anonymous call. I let it loop repetitively in my brain, filling my head with noise to drown out unthinkable questions, unbearable images; I force […]

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Desert Island Crime with Robert Bryndza

Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week we ask a bestselling author: If you were stranded on a desert island and had to choose 8 books to take with you, what would you pick and why? This week, we asked Robert Bryndza, whose latest thriller Nine Elms is out now, to reveal his top picks. […]

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An extract from Stolen by Roberta Kray

1977   Friday 16 September. Kent   Lolly Bruce reached out from the passenger seat and angled the rear-view mirror so she could study her face, peering at her reflection with a combination of intensity and disappointment. Grey eyes, small pink mouth, brown hair swept into a topknot. She sighed. Even with all the effort […]

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Desert Island Crime with Craig Russell

Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week we ask a bestselling author: If you were stranded on a desert island and had to choose 8 books to take with you. What would you pick and why?   This week, we ask Craig Russell, author of the thrilling The Devil Aspect, to reveal his top picks. […]

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The Devil Aspect exclusive extract

PROLOGUE The appearance of that voice, of that dark personality, was like some terrible black sun dawning, filling the castle’s tower room with a shining darkness and sinking with malice deep into the dense, thick stone of its ancient walls. Despite the patient being securely fastened to the examination couch, Viktor felt strangely isolated, vulnerable. […]

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