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Collins Crime Club September picks

The Detective Club returns this month with your September Crime Club picks, starting with Collins Chiller In the Dark, a collection of tales of terror from E. Nesbit. This spooky collection was first published 30 years ago, after being all but forgotten for nearly 100 years, and reminds us… Read More

Exclusive extract from Copycat by Alex Lake

Ten Years Earlier The first time someone said that Karen was gone for good was during the week after she disappeared. People – mothers – didn’t just leave their kids without warning for days on end, unless there was something wrong. Very wrong. Depressed, maybe, after the birth of… Read More

Q&A with author Alex Day

        Where did the idea for The Missing Twin come from? Strangely, the idea came from a number of different things – people I met, stories I read in the papers and saw online and a Mediterranean location that inspired me. All of these factors were… Read More

Your August Classic Crime Picks

The Detective club is BACK! The exhilarating series of crime fiction with all the whodunit feel of ‘the Golden Age’ of 1920s and 1930s classic crime. The Detective Club present a series of storylines set against glamorous backdrops with their original vintage covers. With a mixed set of tragedies and… Read More

On the setting of I Know My Name by CJ Cooke

Setting is crucial to establish the tone and atmosphere of a novel, and I thought carefully about the ‘where’ of I KNOW MY NAME long before crafting the who, what, and why.             The book has two narrators – Eloise,… Read More

Her Deadly Secret extract

Ahead of the release of Her Deadly Secret by Chris Curran on 21st July, we have an exclusive extract to share with you: Chapter One Joe As the police car brought him home, Joe saw a crowd outside and the cameras started up again. He still had black spots… Read More

The Detective Club July Picks

The Detective club is BACK! The exhilarating series of crime fiction with all the whodunit feels of ‘the Golden Age’ of 1920s and 1930s classic crime. The Detective Club present a series of storylines set against glamorous backdrops with their original vintage covers. With a mixed set of tragedies and… Read More

Q&A with John A Lenahan, author of Ice Lake

–     Lying and telling the truth are significant themes in this novel. What made you focus on these and what inspired you to create your central protagonist, Harry Cull, the professional lie-detector? I read an interesting article on how to beat lie detector machines by a man who thinks… Read More

Guest post by Elizabeth Day, author of The Party

Elizabeth Day’s latest novel, The Party, is a gripping story of obsession and betrayal, privilege and hypocrisy, set in the unassailable heart of the British establishment. In this guest post we learn what Elizabeth’s inspirations were for this novel, as well her fascinating research, and the most important parts of… Read More