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Denzil Meyrick will be appearing at the Bute Noir festival on 5th August, and at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 27th August.He will also be appearing at Bloody Scotland on Sunday 23rd September.
Quadrille published Genevieve Taylor’s fabulous new book THE ULTIMATE WOOD-FIRED OVEN COOKBOOK on 31st May.
Victoria Jenkins’ third Detectives King and Lane novel, NOBODY’S CHILD, was published by Bookouture on 13 June. Victoria’s first novel, THE GIRLS IN THE WATER, also re-entered the Kindle ebook top 100 bestseller list.
Jane Corry’s new domestic psychological thriller THE DEAD EX was published by Penguin on 28th June. “Beautifully written...THE DEAD EX totally hooked me.” Peter James, author of the DCI Grace series.
Ireland’s Saturday Independent says of THE BURNINGS by Julian Lees, published by Constable/Little, Brown on 3rd May, “This second outing for Inspector Pujasumarta is an excellent police procedural set in a fascinating location featuring an empathetic and immensely likeable central character.”
Zephyr/Head of Zeus published Ewa Jozefkowicz’s debut middle-grade novel THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF in hardback on 3rd May. The Financial Times says “Ewa Jozefkowicz tackles big themes with sincerity and a keen insight into the pre-teen mindset.”
The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club called MOTHERLAND by G.D. Abson “fascinating” and gave it a Star Pick. Raven Crime Reads says “an extremely enjoyable thriller. Highly recommended”.
Congratulations to Kathryn Hughes whose first novel, THE LETTER, featured in the US Kindle bestseller list top 50 in May.
Canelo reissued Jeff Dawson’s debut historical crime novel, NO ORDINARY KILLING, on 28th May, the first in the Ingo Finch Mystery series. The South African says “This Boer War thriller is worth getting your hands on and sinking your teeth into. A perfect summer read.”
Sam Carrington’s new novel, ONE LITTLE LIE, was published in eBook by Avon on 23rd July. Sunday Times bestselling author Amanda Robson says:"I was fascinated by the cleverly written threads linking the psychologist, police, criminal and victim. Utterly original and thought provoking …"
Mary Gibson’s fifth Bermondsey saga, HATTIE’S HOME, was published in paperback on 3rd May by Head of Zeus, who have reissued her previous bestselling novels with new covers.
A warm welcome to Gill Thompson whose first novel, THE OCEANS BETWEEN US, about a mother and son separated by war and by continents, fighting to find their way back to each other ,will be published by Headline in trade paperback, eBook and audio in early 2019 followed by a mass-market paperback in autumn 2019.


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