We are very happy to announce we have not one, not two, but THREE book publications to celebrate today!
THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN by Dolores Redondo
First time it’s been published in the UK, this Spanish bestseller has taken Europe by storm. Myth versus reality, masterful storytelling reveals a killer at large in a remote Basque Country valley.
BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes
The paperback to the book Los Angeles Times called ‘Captivating … defies the standard tropes of the serial killer genre.’ From the author that brought you SHINING GIRLS–In the city that’s become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality.
THE LIE by Cally Taylor (Avon Books UK)
We’ve had lots of exclusive content from THE LIE running this week on Killer Reads. In case you missed it–
Read the extract: http://t.co/Ngbr8d8Npb
Q&A with the author: http://ow.ly/LTVKm
A Day in the Life: ow.ly/LGviC
Let us know if you’ve read any of these or if you’re adding any to your TO-READ list!
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 Broken Monsters app, a personality test that determines what kind of killer you are. Attendees were also asked to fill in luggage labels and hang them in the super cool ‘secret room’, a UV light-adorned cavern hidden behind a huge projector screen.
Photos from Lauren’s trip to Detroit adorned the walls, and she later spoke about the research she did there and the people she met, many of whom inspired characters in the book. Lauren finished off her speech with a captivating reading, made all the more atmospheric by the creepy video clips showing in the background.
Check out photos from the event below and take our Killer Personality Test to determine what kind of killer YOU would be. Are you a Broken Monster? A Psychopath? A Chainsaw Cannibal? Click here to find out…
Congratulations to Lauren Beukes, whose fantastically original thriller, The Shining Girls, has been shortlisted by the Crime Writers’ Association for their Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award for best crime book of the year.
The Judges said: “The quirky fusion of the sci-fi and crime genres features a time-travelling surreal serial-killer, Harper, whose story begins as a drifter in prohibition-era Chicago. When Harper “steps into sometime else”, murdering along the way, he meets his match in the contemporary figures of Kirby, an engaging young journalism intern, and her unlikely sidekick Dan, a burned-out sports writer. The author plays with the abstractions of time, change, decay, memory, and imagination with great assurance and originality.”
Read about the rest of the shortlist here.
Lauren also deserves congratulations for being selected as part of The Richard and Judy Book Club. Richard Madeley calls it ‘gripping’ and ‘a triumph’ and Judy Finnigan calls it ‘fresh, original, and terrifying’.
Read their full reviews and see the rest of their autumn selections here.
The Shining Girls is out today in paperback and eBook and can be bought wherever good books are sold!