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When She Was Good

  When She Was Good is an elegantly plotted rollercoaster of a thriller. It’s the second book in the Cyrus Haven series but you absolutely can come to it fresh as a new reader – […]

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Read an extract of The Curator by M.W. Craven

      Chapter 1 Christmas Eve   It was the night before Christmas and all wasn’t well. It had started like it always did. Someone asking, ‘Are we doing Secret Santa this year?’ and […]

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Cry Baby

Despite Mark Billingham having a long-running series, he always manages to do something cool and different with each book, occasionally chucking in the odd standalone to keep it real. For the 20th anniversary of his […]

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Read an extract of When Shadows Fall by Alex Gray

C H A P TE R  O NE     Joseph Alexander Flynn whistled as he turned into the driveway of the big house. He could see the storm doors beyond the front porch were […]

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The Crime Vault Unlocked: Books on TV

We’ve picked a handful of our favourite TV shows that are based on books by some of our fabulous authors!   If you’ve seen the programme why not read the book that inspired it all, […]

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The Crime Vault Unlocked: Summer crime picks

It’s the British summer and what better time to relax and escape into the pages of your next crime read. We’ve picked some of our favourite Summer thrillers for you to enjoy whether you’re sat […]

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The Finisher

Peter Lovesey celebrates the 50th anniversary of being a published author this year, and that career in the world of crime fiction has been a glittering, awards-strewn, much-praised one. Here is the latest case for […]

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Desert Island Crime with Caroline England

This week we caught up with Caroline England, author of Betray Her, to get her top crime books for Desert Island Crime   Over to you Caroline . . .   I have been set […]

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American Spy

This Friday we’re bringing you ‘a spy thriller with a difference’. Selected by Barack Obama as one of his summer reads of 2019, American Spy deals with race, gender, politics and espionage but with all […]

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Quiet Acts of Violence

It’s always such a privilege to publish the latest from Cath Staincliffe because, as Ann Cleeves has said, any book Cath writes is guaranteed to give us a moral workout. And although often not a […]

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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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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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