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Author Interview | Claire Kendal on I Spy

I Spy cleverly mixes elements of the psychological thriller with elements of the spy novel. What made you want to join those two genres together, and how difficult was it? The novel’s shout line is You don’t see me, but I see you. I think this really plays… Read More

Author Post | Liam McIlvanney on The Quaker

To someone growing up in the West of Scotland in the 1970s and 80s, the words ‘Bible John’ had a special resonance. You might overhear your parents saying the name in guarded voices, or bigger kids in the playground discussing the murders, how three women got killed in… Read More

Extract | Don’t Turn Around by Amanda Brooke

  To celebrate the publication of Amanda Brooke’s page-turning thriller, Don’t Turn Around, here is an exclusive sneak peek at the opening chapter!   Prologue The Confession The rhythmic slap of my ballet shoes against the linoleum-covered steps echoes down the stairwell. As my pace slows, my… Read More
While You Sleep

Extract | While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt

  Prologue   It begins, they say, with a woman screaming. You can’t tell at first if it’s pleasure or pain, or that tricky place where the two meet; you’re almost embarrassed to hear it, but if you listen closer it comes… Read More

Enter the mind of Stuart MacBride

  Our No.1 bestselling author Stuart MacBride talks ‘Tartan Noir’ on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book Channel – a term being used to  describe the abundance of exceptional crime fiction coming out of mighty Scotland. MacBride also explains how music  really helps  to influence his characterisations and thrilling storylines. Read More

Sacrilege Competition Giveaway

We have a little competition for you to take part in with the opportunity for 8 lucky readers to get their hands on a copy of S.J. Parris's Sacrilege.   Summer, 1584: the Protestant Prince William of Orange has been assassinated by a fanatical Catholic, and there are whispers that Queen Elizabeth will be next. Fear haunts the streets of London, and plague is driving many citizens away. Giordano Bruno, radical philosopher and spy, chooses to remain, only to find that someone is following him through the city  As Bruno begins his hunt for the real killer, he is drawn into the heart of a sinister conspiracy hiding in the shadow of England’s holiest shrine…  In the pursuit of power, nothing is sacred… Read More

Q & A WITH THE HYPNOTIST AUTHOR LARS KEPLER

The Hypnotist is getting fantastic reviews at the moment, and it's not hard to see why. The Daily Mail said it was ‘ferocious, visceral storytelling that wraps you in a cloak of darkness which almost blots out the light, but still feeds the imagination. It's stunning.' The book has hit the Sunday Times bestseller charts this week and to give you taste of this phenomenon taking Europe by storm here's a Q & A with the authors.   Read More

Come face to face with fear itself…

HarperCollins imprint Blue Door is very proud to be publishing international bestseller, The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler. A thriller that has had the likes of Simon Beckett and Mo Hayder sleeping with the light on, it is already being hailed a classic. Having already taken Europe by storm, the wait… Read More