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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.   […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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