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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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Exclusive Extract of Hostage . . .

ONE 8.30AM | MINA   ‘Stop that, you’ll fall.’ A week’s worth of snow has pressed itself into ice, each day’s danger hidden beneath a night-time dusting of powder. Every few yards my boots travel […]

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Read an extract from If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier

Every morning when I wake up to the cries of the baby next door, I turn you on. In the dark of a room that smells of the dog that lived here before, you tell […]

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Read an extract from The Girl Who… by Andreina Cordani

Chapter 1 Ellie   ‘She’s not my sister.’   I’d said it so many times now, I was thinking about having it printed on a T-shirt. The lady in the restaurant toilets blushed as she […]

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Prologue She could almost have been one of The Survivors. Standing there, outlined by the weak light, her back turned and the salt water lapping at her feet. Then she moved. Just a small shift […]

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Read an extract from Hidden Lies by Rachel Ryan

1 Dublin, Ireland, 2014   On that crisp January afternoon, the park lay silvery and deserted, coated in a thin layer of frost. The grass crunched under Georgina’s feet as she followed shrieks of laughter […]

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12 Days of Killer Christmas Recommendations

Welcome to…Twelve Days of Criminal Christmas Content     Over the next 12 days, bestselling crime and thriller authors will reveal what they’ll be reading over the festive period. From Val McDermid and Mark Billingham […]

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Sleepyhead Exclusive Extract

PROLOGUE   Roger Thomas. F.R.C. Path.   Dr Angela Wilson, HM Coroner, Southwark.   26 June 2000 Dear Angela, Following our recent telephone conversation, I write to summarise certain concerns which you might like to […]

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Read an extract from Betrayed by Roberta Kray

Prologue   1965   The West End club was heaving, jam- packed with the usual Saturday- night crowd. The music was loud and the air thick with expectation. Lads circled the dance floor like wolves, […]

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Read an extract from The Mitford Trial by Jessica Fellowes

PROLOGUE   18 June 1933   Outside, the horizon had been lost to the darkness, with sky and sea both black as the underside of a dead man’s eyelids. No stars shone and the moon […]

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Read an extract from The Mitford Affair by Jessica Fellowes

  Ahead of the publication of The Mitford Trial, the fourth book in the thrilling Mitford Murders series by bestselling author Jessica Fellowes, we’ll be sharing extracts from the first three books in this brilliant series. […]

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