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Killer Reads’ Summer Reads

I like to think of reading as vacation from real life. You can escape down the narrow streets of Rome whilst speeding through The Da Vinci Code, enter the twisted minds of serial killers whilst on the tube and add up all the clues as a detective whilst you wait… Read More

Killer Reads’ Summer Reads

I like to think of reading as vacation from real life. You can escape down the narrow streets of Rome whilst speeding through The Da Vinci Code, enter the twisted minds of serial killers whilst on the tube and add up all the clues as a detective whilst you wait… Read More

Satire and Suggestibility: Val McDermid on Northanger Abbey

The first time I read Northanger Abbey I was an undergraduate at Oxford studying the early development of the English novel. I was seventeen – the same age as Northanger Abbey’s young heroine Catherine Morland, though naturally I considered myself far more mature and worldly than she is. And I remember two major… Read More

Val McDermid re-imagines Northanger Abbey

We’re very excited that the next book in the Austen Project is Northanger Abbey, re-imagined by Val McDermid! The fantastic cover, revealed earlier today by the Bookseller was designed by Jon Gray, who also designed the Sense & Sensibility cover. Jon said: “The book is a re-telling of the… Read More