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Join the Killer Reads book club!

We are very excited to announce that in October we’ll be kicking off the first ever Killer Reads book club chat on Goodreads! Sign up to take part here. We’ll be kicking the chat off with Michael Marshall’s The Intruders, which is about to… Read More

A Spy Novelist in Russia

Earlier this month, author Charles Cumming was invited on a trip to Russia, organized by the British Council, as part of the 2014 ‘UK-Russia Year of Culture’ programme. They stayed in Moscow and Tarusa, visiting some absolutely incredible places – Tolstoy’s house at Yasnaya Polyana, Chekov’s country estate,… 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

Opening day for submissions is HERE!

It’s finally here! Today is the day the open submission for our new digital first publishing imprint opens! Here at Killer Reads we’re very excited to find out what’s going to land in our inbox between now and 14th September when the submission period ends. In the meantime, here are… Read More

Broken Monsters: The Launch Party

Last night, fans and friends of Lauren Beukes flocked to the 71a gallery in Old Street for the launch of her terrifyingly brilliant new novel, Broken Monsters. But this was no ordinary launch … on arrival, guests were asked to log into our… Read More

Aspiring author? Killer Reads wants YOU!

Guess what? Killer Reads are launching a new e-imprint and we want to read YOUR book! We are on the lookout for commercial crime and thrillers ranging from police procedurals, to psychological thrillers, to high-concept thrillers and beyond. We are looking for fantastic writing that hooks us, making us want… Read More

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

We’re off to Harrogate this week for a festival of criminal goodness. It’s the eleventh annual Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, and we are super excited to have several of our talented authors taking part… Friday 18th July: 2pm: In Space, No-one Can Hear You Scream… When is… Read More

Your Scott Mariani Mission

To celebrate the publication of THE NEMESIS PROGRAM by our top ten Sunday Times bestselling author Scott Mariani we ran a competition to find the ultimate die hard Ben Hope fan. We found him! Meet Rich Wigley and read on to find out exactly why Scott Mariani’s Ben Hope series… Read More

CrimeFest 2014

This weekend is CrimeFest in Bristol, and we’re super excited to be attending with our authors Claire Kendal, Lars Kepler, and Andrew Taylor. Last year’s festival was a lot of fun – interesting and provocative panel topics; a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; and much rendezvousing in the bar between events!… Read More