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My fellow Americans…

Dear Voter, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind assistance with my No Harm Can Come To A Good Man electoral campaign; and to urge you, above all else, to stick with me. As you know, this country was not founded on… Read More

An interview with Bruce Holsinger – Part I

The publication of Bruce Holsinger’s stunning debut novel is now just two days away, and the Killer Reads team are getting extremely excited! Bruce has very kindly taken the time to answer a few of our BURNING questions (sorry, awful pun), for this exclusive Q&A. Read on… Read More

A Towering Tower – winners announced!

As you may know, to celebrate the paperback release of the final instalment in the fantastic SANCTUS trilogy we built a towering tower, using numerous copies of The Tower. Five days and sixty-five guesses later, we can reveal that the number of books used to construct our… Read More

Simon Toyne: It’s a deal!

So THE TOWER published in paperback today. A bittersweet moment, because it’s the final book in the fantastically amazing SANCTUS trilogy. It’s been such an exciting journey publishing Simon’s first series. We hope you’ve all enjoyed the ride, and thanks so much to the loyal fans who have supported… Read More

Paul Finch asks himself, 'Where do I get my inspiration from?'

I’m often asked where I get my inspiration from, and the truth is that I honestly don’t know. When it comes to thrillers, it can only stem from my own experiences as a copper, but also my fascination with the modern urban jungle – especially when viewed through rain, dirt and dereliction (the way I always perceive it) – as one of the most perilous backdrops against which to imagine high octane adventures.   But I’m well aware that I live in a curious place when it comes to writing. In addition to thrillers, I’ve also written horror, occasionally even diverting into sci-fi, fantasy and historical adventure.   So where does all that fit into the picture? Well, it’s a question I can’t answer easily. Read More

Cold Killing is optioned for a multi-part TV series

Breaking news from the Killer Reads team! Cold Killing has been optioned for a multi-part TV drama by none other than Carnival Film and Television, the award-winning production company behind Downton Abbey, Whitechapel and Any Human Heart. We’ve had a fantastic response… Read More

Win a copy of Someone to Watch Over Me!

Goodreads Book Giveaway Someone to Watch Over Me by Madeleine Reiss Giveaway ends May 10, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win Madeleine Reiss is the winner of The People’s Novelist competition… Read More

Simon Toyne says goodbye to his much-loved characters

“These people have plotted and schemed, lived and died, loved and lost, and suddenly they have gone, out into the wide world, leaving me alone with a silence I’ve not experienced since I began writing my thriller trilogy…”       As The Tower is released, Simon… Read More

Meet Ex-Police Detective Luke Delaney

  Luke Delaney isn't just an ex-Police Detective, he's also our brand new crime author, and he's about to release a book, Cold Killing, that we're all unbelievably excited about. Below, you can read what he told us about how he became a writer, and beneath that there's an opportunity to read the first two chapters from Cold Killing. In case the title doesn't already give it away, this isn't a book to read before bedtime...   "My senior school was a huge inner city affair. I often thought we were sent there to keep us off the streets rather than to be educated, the teachers having long since given up on us, but even then I loved to write stories. Unfortunately, if the school itself wasn’t a big enough obstacle to any literary ambitions, I was also slightly dyslexic and found my inability to spell and lack of grammar defeated me. I left school, as did most of us, with almost no qualifications. Read More

The Challenge of Writing International Thrillers

 My first two novels, The Istanbul Puzzle and The Jerusalem Puzzle are set mainly in the cities of their titles. I decided to write them because I’ve always enjoyed travelling, seeing other cultures and trying to understand what make them tick. The Istanbul Puzzle was easier to write because I have been there about a dozen times. What struck me most about the city was how different it was from my preconceptions. We don’t see much in the media about Istanbul, even these days. Whatever we do see is usually about football hooligans or bomb attacks, and it’s usually quite negative. I had never, for instance, heard anything about Hagia Sophia, the symbol of Istanbul and one of the greatest buildings in the world. What attracted me to Hagia Sopia were the mysteries that still surround it. One mystery I explore in The Istanbul Puzzle is what is underneath it. There have been few underground excavations at Hagia Sophia. Read More