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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

Writing Dos and Don’ts | Killer Reads Open Submissions

Lucy Dauman, who will be acquiring authors for the KillerReads list, shares her top tips for aspiring writers… DO write characters we can believe in. They don’t have to be nice (in fact, we often prefer it if they’re not) but they have to be engaging. If… Read More

Crime bloggers recommended reading list #KillerFest

We asked 15 different crime bloggers and reviewers to pick 5 crime books they would recommend to any reader. With thanks to Crime Book Club, A Crime Reader’s Blog, Miss Chapter’s Reviews, Killing Time Crime, Keith B Walters, Our Book Reviews, Shotsmag Confidential, Laura’s Little Book Blog, Books and Reviews,… Read More

Festival profile: Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland is Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival and takes place each September in the historic Old Town of Stirling. Scottish crime writing is regarded as some of the best in… Read More

From the archive

Images from the archive featuring:  Spinsters in Jeopardy | Dreadful Hollow | The Final Deduction | Death of John Tait | Forty Criminous Years – article from The Bookseller | The Rynox Mystery | Death comes as the end | The Murder at the vicarage | Evil under the sun… Read More

From the archive: Poirot’s last case #killerfest15

1975 – This quirky pamphlet showcases Agatha Christie’s last Poirot case – ‘Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case’. In the style of a play’s programme, it gives details of the cast and crew (prominent members of the Collins business) and a synopsis of scenes. Read More

#KillerFest15 line-up

The KillerFest15 Crime Fiction line-up   Not registered to receive the full virtual programme yet? You still can here (for free)  Or why not check out the live events in Waterstones bookshops around the country AGATHA CHRISTIE – Exclusive cover reveal on Kill Reads… Read More