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Cops Behaving Badly  

  It’s that time of year again, when we frolic on the dark side, flirt with bad spirits and inexplicably spurn perfectly-functioning reverse digits to ‘bob’ for apples. As I turn off the houselights, hide my confectionary and sit in the dark until it’s all over, it seems… Read More

Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 – shortlists announced!

It’s that time of year again Killer Readers… the time when the masters of intrigue, suspense, and murders most horrid are honoured in The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards, in association with the Crime Writers’ Association! The shortlists have officially been announced and there has been a flurry of… Read More

Exclusive Q&A with Alex Barclay

Seeing as Alex Barclay’s new Ren Bryce thriller Blood Loss has just been released in the UK, we decided to ask her the questions you’re all dying to know the answers to. So here’s the first of what I hope will be many a Q&A session with our brilliant authors. Keep reading to find out how a working day in the life of Alex plays out, where she gets her ideas from and what she loves to read and watch…   What sparked your interest in crime writing specifically? It was more that I was struck with an idea for an opening scene: a surveillance operation in New York and what, at first, appears to be the successful resolution of a child abduction. It was so vivid to me, it still is, and I just felt compelled to write it. I thought it would be a screenplay, but once I had written it, I knew it would be a novel. I’ve been reading crime ever since I was fourteen, so it was no surprise that I would have criminal intent… Read More

Win a signed copy of Pretty Little Things

Jilliane Hoffman's... Pretty Little Things Pretty Little Things is the 4th novel from former Assistant District State  Attorney Jilliane Hoffman. After her fantastic debut Retribution, Hoffman has gone from strength to strength and Pretty Little Things is no exception. A terrifying, spine-chilling tale that is set to get your pulse racing. Inspired by both her experience as a felony prosecutor in Miami and her worst fears as a mother to two young teenage daughters, Hoffman describes it as "the most personal, frightening thriller I’ve ever written". Read the first couple of chapters here Buy now from Amazon Read More