DO NOT BECOME ALARMED by Maile Meloy

DO NOT BECOME ALARMED Maile Meloy (www.mailemeloy.com) Viking (www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk) £8.99 Cousins Liv and Nora have decided to take their families – a husband and two young children each – on a cruise down the western coast of the Americas. The giant ship on which they find themselves has everything they could possibly want, and it […]

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THE LUCKY ONES by Mark Edwards

THE LUCKY ONES Mark Edwards (www.markedwardsauthor.com) Thomas & Mercer (www.amazon.com) £8.99 Ben Hofland has moved from London back to the small Shropshire town where he grew up, with his eleven-year-old son, following the discovery that his wife was having an affair with one of Ben’s old friends. DI Imogen Evans has fled her own demons […]

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INFLUENCES: Japanese Influences by MARK EDWARDS

MARK EDWARDS Author of: THE LUCKY ONES (2017)                       THE DEVIL’S WORK (2016)                       FOLLOW YOU HOME (2015) On the web: http://www.markedwardsauthor.com On Twitter: @mredwards I lived in Japan for a year, back in the early noughties, teaching ‘English conversation’. This involved sitting in a cubicle with three or four people – salarymen and schoolgirls, […]

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Extract: TIME TO WIN by Harry Brett

TIME TO WIN Harry Brett (www.henrysutton.co.uk/harry-brett) Corsair (www.littlebrown.co.uk) £16.99 There was a time when the sound of rain was comforting, calming. Now it pissed her off. It was autumn already, she remembered. September 1. It was not her favourite month. She let the patter swirl around her head for another few minutes, realising she was […]

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An Interview with ANTONIN VARENNE

Name: ANTONIN VARENNE Author of: BED OF NAILS (2012)                       LOSER’S CORNER (2014)                       RETRIBUTION ROAD (2017) Antonin Varenne was awarded the Prix Michel Lebrun and the Grand Prix du Jury Sang d’encre for Bed of Nails, his first novel to be translated into English. His second, Loser’s Corner was awarded the Prix des Lecteurs […]

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RETRIBUTION ROAD by Antonin Varenne

RETRIBUTION ROAD Antonin Varenne Translated by Sam Taylor (samtaylorwriter.wixsite.com/sam-taylor-writer) MacLehose Press (www.maclehosepress.com) £18.99 Sergeant Arthur Bowman is a fifteen-year veteran of the East India Company’s private army when he and his team are taken prisoner in Burma in 1852. Six months of torture leave him mentally and physically scarred when he is released along with […]

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An Interview with SIMON BECKETT

Name: SIMON BECKETT Author of: THE CHEMISTRY OF DEATH (2006)                       WRITTEN IN BONE (2007)                       WHISPERS OF THE DEAD (2009)                       THE CALLING OF THE GRAVE (2010)                       THE RESTLESS DEAD (2017) On the web: http://www.simonbeckett.com On Twitter: @BeckettSimon To celebrate the release of Simon Beckett’s fifth Dr David Hunter novel, The Restless Dead, […]

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GUEST POST: World Building in the RELICS Universe by Tim Lebbon

Name: TIM LEBBON Author of: COLDBROOK (2012)                       THE HUNT (2015)                       RELICS (2017) On the web: http://www.timlebbon.net On Twitter: @timlebbon I love world building. A few years ago I wrote a series of fantasy novels for Bantam in the USA, and also a couple for Orbit in the UK. Four of these––the Noreela novels––all […]

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