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Announcing SlaughterFest 2021

We’re thrilled to announce the programme for SlaughterFest 2021, a crime writing festival curated by internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter. SlaughterFest will be broadcast on the Killer Reads Facebook page on 4th September 2021 and you can view the events programme below. Register your interest here. Read More

The Castaways selected as Waterstones’ Thriller of the Month

We’re delighted to share the news that The Castaways by Lucy Clarke has been selected as Waterstones’ Thriller of the Month for August. Brimming with spine-chilling suspense and high drama, The Castaways places a wrecked plane and handful of survivors on a faraway island that is… Read More

DO YOU WANT TO WRITE A CRIME NOVEL?

We want to hear from you! HarperFiction is proud to launch Killing It: The Killer Reads Competition for undiscovered writers. All you need is a good idea, a passion for the dark side and a dollop of determination! Launching at the start of 2021 on January  7th, this is… Read More

Author Interview | Claire Kendal on I Spy

I Spy cleverly mixes elements of the psychological thriller with elements of the spy novel. What made you want to join those two genres together, and how difficult was it? The novel’s shout line is You don’t see me, but I see you. I think this really plays… Read More

Author Post | Liam McIlvanney on The Quaker

To someone growing up in the West of Scotland in the 1970s and 80s, the words ‘Bible John’ had a special resonance. You might overhear your parents saying the name in guarded voices, or bigger kids in the playground discussing the murders, how three women got killed in… Read More

Extract | Don’t Turn Around by Amanda Brooke

  To celebrate the publication of Amanda Brooke’s page-turning thriller, Don’t Turn Around, here is an exclusive sneak peek at the opening chapter!   Prologue The Confession The rhythmic slap of my ballet shoes against the linoleum-covered steps echoes down the stairwell. As my pace slows, my… Read More

Extract | The Sting by Kimberley Chambers

Enjoy an exclusive peek at Chapters 1-4 from the explosive latest thriller from Kimberley Chambers. The Sting is out now in hardback and ebook, and coming soon in paperback. Order your copy here! PROLOGUE New Year’s Eve 1972 ‘Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And… Read More

Extract | The Good Teacher by Rachel Sargeant

  From the Top Ten Kindle bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbours, comes this riveting thriller about a murdered school teacher. The Good Teacher is out now in ebook! Here’s an exclusive peek at Chapter One…   *** Her back aches like hell. She… Read More
The Last Lie

Extract | The Last Lie by Alex Lake

  Get an exclusive first glimpse at bestselling author Alex Lake’s pacy new psychological thriller, The Last Lie. Out on 27th December!   PROLOGUE The woman driving the car knew better than to stop for hitchhikers. Maybe, decades ago, she would have considered it. Things… Read More

Now We Are Dead extract

  The utterly brilliant Stuart MacBride is back with the gripping standalone Now We Are Dead – now out in paperback! Read the first chapter below, or head over to Stuart’s Facebook page to see an extract read by the man himself…   Tufty lunged, arm outstretched, fingertips… Read More