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Read an extract from The Night Caller . . .

Day One Present   The call comes at ten in the morning. I’m in the middle of signing off on an investigation that has ended well for me and my partner, Dan. Without breaking a […]

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 It’s a Wonderful Life an exclusive short story by Philip Gwynne Jones

 It’s a Wonderful Life For Elena, Sebastiano and Vera   Dario, Vally, Federica, Emily and I stood at the great entrance to the Basilica of the Salute and realised that balloons were going to be […]

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THE THIRD ELF By Kate Ellis

DECEMBER 1986     The third elf climbed aboard just as the steam train was pulling away from Morbay station. He took a seat at the rear of the carriage but the other two elves […]

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Once in a Red Moon short story by M.W. Craven

Want more of Poe and Bradshaw? M.W. Craven has written an *exclusive* Washington Poe short story, and we are delighted to share it here with you. Enjoy . . . ‘Once in a Red Moon’ […]

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Read an Exclusive Extract from Down the Hatch . . . !

Chapter One The scream stopped her in her tracks. It was sharp, shrill and chilling – quite the most horrendous noise that Agatha Raisin had heard since she had left her office for her lunchtime […]

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Read a thrilling extract from Ant Middleton’s Cold Justice

FARYAB PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN SIX MONTHS AGO   It’s called Hell Hour. Every kill or capture mission is the culmination of days, months, sometimes years of careful planning. Intelligence gathering and data crunching and rehearsal exercises […]

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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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