Chapter 1 Thou shalt not kill. Paul Rogan didn’t consider himself a religious man, but that commandment played over and over in his head as he stepped into the lobby. As his wing tips clicked on the polished marble floor, those four words beat inside him. As he’d done every weekday morning for eleven years […]

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Chapter One Armand Gamache slowed his car to a crawl, then stopped on the snow-covered secondary road. This was it, he supposed. Pulling in, he drove between the tall pine trees until he reached the clearing. There he parked the car and sat in the warm vehicle looking out at the cold day. Snow flurries […]

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Read an extract from Career of Evil

Posted on: December 30, 2017

Career of Evil is the number one bestseller and third book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.   Chapter 1 2011 This Ain’t the Summer of Love   He had not managed to scrub off all her blood. A dark line like a parenthesis lay […]

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Read the first chapter of Friend Request

Posted on: December 18, 2017

The Top Ten ebook bestselling debut psychological thriller    2016 The email arrives in my inbox like an unexploded bomb: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. For a second I miss the Facebook reference, and just see ‘Maria Weston wants to be friends’. Instinctively I slam the laptop shut. It feels as though […]

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‘OH MY GOD, I’m going to die.’ ‘Well I should think so, Nikki. We all have to die one day.’ ‘What? Am I dying? Is that what you’re saying?’ ‘I’m saying,’ clarified Ms Dolly Greene, ‘that you mustn’t be alarmed.’ People always panicked when the Death card showed. They’d seen the Bond movies, and they […]

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The new atmospheric and ingenious crime thriller novel, featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny   No. The figure at the Halloween party was disconcerting, but Ga­mache had really begun to think something was very wrong the next morning, as he’d looked out their bedroom window into the damp […]

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Discover the pulse-pounding new novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid… ——————————– If Kathryn McCormick had known she had less than three weeks to live, she might have made more of an effort to enjoy Suzanne’s wedding. But instead she had adopted her usual attitude of resigned disappointment, trying […]

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Hunting a killer within New York’s urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper’s career in New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein’s latest unputdownable thriller.   ONE I had stared at death before. I was way too familiar with the vagaries of murder. I had seen it flex its muscles on the cracked […]

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For the first time ever . . . Lee Child’s Jack Reacher teams up with Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan to unmask a cunning killer! In this exclusive anthology, edited by Lee Child, discover a brand new collaboration between your favourite crime writers.  FAKING A MURDERER | Lee Child & Kathy Reichs Jack Reacher walked out […]

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Read on for an extract from Friend Request, the gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller by Laura Marshall.   Chapter 1  2016 The email arrives in my inbox like an unexploded bomb: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. For a second I miss the Facebook reference, and just see ‘Maria Weston wants to be […]

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