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A Q&A with M. W. Craven

Describe The Puppet Show in 10 11 words. Misanthropic detective and genius civilian hunt serial killer in Lake District.   What was your initial inspiration for The Puppet Show? The inspiration came from an argument […]

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How Wilderness came to life by B. E. Jones

B. E. Jones discusses the inspiration for her new psychological thriller, Wilderness, which is out now. As a child I loved poring over books, fantasising about film locations, planning trips to far-flung places and inventing […]

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Desert Island Crime with Mark Billingham

Every month we ask a bestselling crime author to tell us what books they would take with them if they were stranded on a desert island. This month, MARK BILLINGHAM, author of Cry Baby (and many […]

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A Q&A with Caroline England

  Where did your initial idea for Betray Her come from? This is a tricky question to answer without giving away spoilers! However, I guess the title and the blurb give a hint. The nub […]

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Exclusive Q&A with debut author Vanessa Savage

Debut author Vanessa Savage talks exclusively to The Crime Vault about her first novel, The Woman in the Dark (out 10th January) What inspired you to write The Woman in the Dark? It began with a […]

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Aspects of the Devil – Exclusive from Craig Russell

ASPECTS OF THE DEVIL by Craig Russell   Hrad Orlů.  Central Bohemia.  April 1931.   The castle and the village that huddled in the deep, narrow valley beneath it seemed bound, one to the other, […]

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Sneak Preview! Read the first chapter of The Woman In the Dark by Vanessa Savage

ONE Sarah January 2017 ‘Happy anniversary, Sarah.’ When I open my eyes, Patrick is next to the bed holding a gift-wrapped box. He’s already dressed and I glance at the clock – eight a.m. Oh, […]

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Kate Ellis and the inspiration behind The Mermaid’s Scream

Best known for her Wesley Peterson mysteries, Kate Ellis writes intelligent, intricately plotted detective stories that will have you hooked from cover to cover. Read on to found out about the inspiration behind her new […]

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Meet the Characters of Summary Justice

    William Benson. Son of a Norfolk fisherman. A philosophy student until his murder conviction ended his studies. But the experience of his own trial has revealed to him where asking big questions really […]

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The Marsh King’s Daughter

  See below for an exclusive extract of The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne. In hardback and ebook summer 2017. ‘Helena If I told you my mother’s name, you’d recognize it right away. My mother […]

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Killer Christmas gifts as recommended by our authors. Part two

Deck the halls with lots of crime novels, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la laaa . . . Our fantastic authors have been at it again. Here are even more Christmas recommendations for the crime lover in your […]

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On Golden Earring by Richard Montanari

The Doll Maker, Richard Montanari’s terrifying new Byrne and Balzano thriller is published on 9th April 2015. Here Richard Montanari tells us a bit about the background behind the story and its epigraph. I never […]

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