First and foremost–hope you all are having a fantastic Valentine’s Day, whether you are spending it with loved ones or curled up with a book (or both!).
Tell Tale – Mark Sennen
If you’re looking for new read to pick up this weekend, we’ve had some great titles release this week. First up is Mark Sennen’s Tell Tale–the fourth instalment in his DI Charlotte Savage series. If you’re an avid watcher of Broadchurch, you’ll love these books. We also have a blog post straight from Mark himself going up tomorrow so check back here for that! Tell Tale is out now in paperback, but don’t worry ebook folks, we got you covered too.
YOU – Zoran Drvenkar
Also out just this Thursday is You. No, not you–YOU! Zoran Drvenkar is back again (sorry, did you not catch Sorry?) with another brilliant thriller. Drvenkar’s poetic writing style sings through the translation and we know you’ll be hooked within the first ten pages. Albeit ten pretty terrifying pages. And looks like HarperAudio currently has the first chapter of the audiobook up for free listen!
The Road to Samarcand – Patrick O’Brian
And what’s more thrilling than a good old tale of adventure? We’ve got a shiny new cover on Patrick O’Brian’s long out of print The Road to Samarcand (and it’s looking pretty swanky if we do say so ourselves). The New York Times lauds it as ‘The best historical novels ever written.’ So if that doesn’t spark your interest perhaps the prospect of its three exclusive three prequels to Derrick’s adventures on the high seas will.
Let us know if you pick up any of these and send us a picture on Twitter! You can find us there and on Facebook @KillerReads.
With the recent paperback release of Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar, a book that each member of the Killer Reads team has been hooked on at some point over the last year, his editor decided it was about time to spend a few extra minutes at the end of a meeting with Zoran to ask him the questions that the KR team have been wanting to know. Below is the result. So, if you’re a fan of Zoran, you’ve recently read Sorry or you just want to know how crime thriller authors manage to come up with such spine-tingling plots then delve into the following Q&A.
1. What prompted you to write your first novel?
As we are leading up to Halloween I decided it was the prime opportunity to ask the Killer Reads team what books they have each recently read that gave them nightmares. Being a group that love thrillers, crime and anything that means you spend the next week leaving the lights on just so you can sleep, they all proceeded to pull at least one book out of their bag that had given them the heebie jeebies.
So we thought we would share them with you so that you, like us, can start preparing your scare-o-meters for the ever looming fright night…
Chosen by Emad Akhtar
Blacklands is a story that unsettled me for a long time – it’s an unusually absorbing and affecting story. This is partly because Blacklands, as Belinda Bauer says in her afterword, ‘was never intended to be a crime novel’. It began as a way of exploring ‘the impact of crimes such as Avery’s, how they affect people for years, lifetimes – maybe even generations’.