In Conversation with JOE HILL

Name: Joe Hill Author of: HEART-SHAPED BOX (2007)                     HORNS (2010)                     NOS4R2 (2013)                     THE FIREMAN (2016)                     STRANGE WEATHER (2017) On the web: http://www.joehillfiction.com On Twitter: @joe_hill Something a little bit different today on Reader Dad. On 10th November 2017, Joe Hill visited Belfast as the final stop on his Strange Weather tour. […]

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CLOSE TO HOME by Cara Hunter

CLOSE TO HOME Cara Hunter Penguin (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99 Eight-year-old Daisy Mason goes missing from her Oxford home during a party to celebrate the end of the school year. When DI Adam Fawley arrives on the scene he finds parents who seem to be more worried about how they’ll be seen by their neighbours than by […]

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DARK PINES by Will Dean

DARK PINES Will Dean Point Blank (oneworld-publications.com) £12.99 Tuva Moodyson is a deaf reporter who has given up life in London to move back to Sweden to be close to her mother, who is receiving palliative care in hospice. Living in the small northern town of Gavrik, Tuva is the only full-time reporter at the […]

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HYDRA by Matt Wesolowski

HYDRA Matt Wesolowski Orenda Books (orendabooks.co.uk) £8.99 On a late November night in 2014, a young woman bludgeons her family to death with a hammer. While she never denied the killings, her talk of letting black-eyed children into the house as a precursor to the massacre means that Arla Macleod was sentenced to a medium-security […]

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An Interview with LUCA D’ANDREA

Name: Luca D’Andrea Author of: THE MOUNTAIN (2017) Luca D’Andrea’s debut novel, The Mountain, is now available. To celebrate, I have invited Luca along to chat about the book. I’d like to thank the lovely folks at MacLehose Press/Quercus for arranging this, and for their wonderful translation skills! Thank you, Luca, for taking the time […]

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A LEGACY OF SPIES by John LeCarré

A LEGACY OF SPIES John LeCarré (www.johnlecarre.com) Penguin Viking (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £20.00 Living out his retirement on the family farm in Brittany, Peter Guillam is surprised when he receives a summons from his old employer, Britain’s Secret Service, better known as the Circus. An old case – the case that drove Guillam’s boss, George Smiley, into […]

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EXTRACT: THE CABINET OF LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES by Paul Anthony Jones

THE CABINET OF LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES Paul Anthony Jones (www.paulanthonyjones.com) Elliott & Thompson (www.eandtbooks.com) £14.99 auripotent (n.)  rich and powerful The Latin word for gold was aurum, which is not only responsible for the chemical symbol for gold, Au, but is today found at the root of a host of suitably golden words. Aurigraphy, for instance, […]

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THE BLIND by A.F. Brady

THE BLIND A.F. Brady (www.afbrady.com) HQ (www.harpercollins.co.uk) 12.99 Samantha James is a staff psychologist at a Manhattan psychiatric hospital. When a new patient is assigned to her, Sam has trouble working out exactly why he has been given a mandatory stay at the hospital. Richard is uncooperative and quiet, refusing to fill in any forms […]

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