The Killer Reads team are all rather excited to hear that our very own Camilla Läckberg, has come 6th in the chart of Europe’s bestselling authors of 2009. Steig Larsson heads up the list with Twilight author Stephanie Meyer in second place and Dan Brown in third.
The paperback of Camilla’s number 1 bestseller, The Preacher is available at the beginning of March. To find out why she is so successful you can read an extract of The Preacher here and watch a video of Camilla talking about her previous novel The Ice Princess.
International bestseller Andrew Gross is back this March with his 4th novel Reckless. Already described by the fantastic Lee Child as Andrew’s “best yet – including the titles he wrote with James Paterson – and therefore an automatic must read for lovers of fast, topical, can’t-put-it-down thrillers“.
Once again Reckless features Ty Hauck. Ty has left law enforcement for a job with a big-time private security firm. But he quickly learns that life in the private sector can be every bit as dangerous as wearing a badge – if not more so. When a successful trader at one of Wall Street’s largest firms is murdered his suburban home along with his wife and daughter, it seems at first to be a case of burglary gone wrong.Then another financial executive is found dead in a very suspicious ‘suicide’. As Hauck digs deeper he uncovers a horrifying financial conspiracy that stretches from New York to Central Europe to London. And the masterminds behind it will kill anyone who gets in their way…
Andrew has recorded an exclusive video of himself reading the first chapter of Reckless which you can view here.
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So if you missed December’s update here’s a quick round-up….
The Gumshoe Trail – a fleeting history of the American hardboiled crime novel from Raymond Chandler to Tony Hillerman. Read it here.
Thriller School – Calling all budding crime writers. Learn from the experts at the inaugrual Thriller Read and benefit from an exclusive Killer Reads discount. Click here for more information.
Avon Authors – The fanastic David Kessler and James Steel chat to Killer Reads. Click here for James Steel and here for David Kessler