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Obsession is like a runaway train…

Catherine Hunt, author of Someone Out There, outlines some of the inspiration behind her debut thriller novel. As a journalist, I’d come across a lot of real life stories about people with an obsession which had made them do appalling things, and it always seemed like… Read More

A Day in the Life: C. L. Taylor, author of THE LIE

My day begins at 5.30am when my partner gets up for work. I stir briefly then fall back asleep, only to be woken again at 6.40am when my 3 year old son appears in the doorway of our bedroom and announces, “Sunshine is up, Mummy.” After years of 5am… Read More
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From the Screen to the Page: The Metamorphosis of Murder

By J. J. Durham What’s the difference between writing a novel and writing a screenplay?  It’s a question I’m often asked, being someone who earns a living doing both.  The answer isn’t as easy to pin down as you’d think. An Act of Mercy began as a screenplay… Read More

Marnie Riches: What I Learned from Jo Nesbo

In celebration of The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die publishing this week, author Marnie Riches shares one of her favourite authors and his influence on her writing.   The ambition to write a great crime thriller had been lurking at the back of my mind ever since I… Read More

Female Leads in Crime by author Marnie Riches

Whilst reading Stieg Larsson’s books some years ago, what struck me was that Lisbeth Salander was an amazing heroine. Her character and backstory shone through the dense reportage-style prose and kept me reading voraciously. I hadn’t come across a female lead that had captured my imagination so completely in decades. Read More

Sheena Lambert dives below the surface of THE LAKE — out today!

Happy Publication Day to Sheena Lambert! Her first Killer Reads imprint novel, The Lake, is out today in eBook format. We have the privilege of sharing an exclusive blog post from Sheena in celebration of its release. Continue reading to learn more from the author on the namesake behind this far-from-placid Irish… Read More

Small Town, Big Secrets #killerfest15

There are no secrets in a small town. Everyone knows everyone else, if not by name, then by face, by status, by reputation. People can try to keep a secret in a small town. (And they do. All the time.) But the law of averages is against them. Nine times… Read More

Q&A with author Jilliane Hoffman @jillianehoffman #killerfest15

Your name: Jilliane Hoffman Tell us about yourself: I was born and raised on Long Island, just outside New York City. I left NY after law school to take a position with the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office in Miami as an assistant state attorney. I was a felony criminal prosecutor for… Read More