by Lynsey on May 26, 2010 at 10:43 am
I’m thrilled to report that Simon Beckett, Mo Hayder and Ariana Franklin have reached the shortlist (of six) for this year’s CWA Dagger in the Library. This is awarded for a body of work and all three have proven time and again how good they are at filling us with fear!
And that’s not all!
Johan Theorin’s terrific crime novel THE DARKEST ROOM has been shortlisted for the International Dagger!
The winners will be announced at the Harrogate Crime festival on 23rd July.
The shortlists for the John Creasey (New Blood), Ian Fleming Steel and Gold Daggers will be announced later in the year.
To win one of five sets of all four shortlisted authors latest paperbacks* visit the new facebook page The Serial Thrillers like it and post a comment on the competition post to win. UK residents only. Winners will be announced on the 1st June!
by Lynsey on May 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm
There are just a few days left to head down to your local newsagents and pick up a copy of SFX Magazine issue 196. ‘And why should we do that?’ I hear you cry, well because it’s guest edited by Sir Terry Pratchett that’s why!
Sir Pratchett headed to Bath to the SFX offices where he camped down, bacon sandwich in hand, to work at the hard graft of what should and more importantly shouldn’t, be included in this month’s issue.
It’s a Discworld extravaganza, make sure you pick up your copy today!
by Elizabeth on May 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm
The brilliant debut novel LOCKDOWN from thriller writer Sean Black takes to our screens in this fantastic book trailer.
Ex-soldier turned élite bodyguard Ryan Lock has a mission to protect one of America’s most ruthless businessmen… a high concept conspiracy thriller that delivers every step of the way. Jack Reacher meets 24!
‘A thrilling debut that locks you in and loads up the tension!’ - Simon Kernick
Available in paperback on 24th June 2010
‘Black drives his hero into the tightest spots with a force and energy that jump off the page.
This is a writer, and a hero, to watch.‘ DAILY MAIL
by Elizabeth on May 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm
Click on the link below to book your tickets to see our fabulous authors at this year’s Hay Festival, running from 27th May to the 6th June 2010.
This year we are lucky enough to have the following amazing authors with us:
Bill Bryson (29th May @ 10am)
Robert Winston (30th May)
Fred Pearce (2nd June @ 11.30am)
Nick Clee (2nd June @ 5.15pm)
Chris Hunter (5th June)
We will keep you posted with more updates! Book now to avoid disappointment!
www.rbooks.co.uk – for all your Random House book needs!
by Lynsey on May 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm
Confused readers everywhere are mistaking Bill Bryson – the bestselling author whose new book, At Home, is released on 27th May – with Brill Bison, a house music-loving buffalo who likes to eat grass. We know which we prefer…
by Elizabeth on May 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm
To read an interview with Stephen Clarke on expat-blog.com and be in with a chance to win a signed copy of his new novel 1000 Years of Annoying the French, follow the links below:
by Lynsey on May 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm
E Squared by Matt Beaumont is the long-awaited follow up to e, told entirely in emails, texts, webchat and blogs. It’s a savagely funny insight into the hearts, minds and inboxes of the world’s most engagingly dysfunctional ad agency – Meerkat360.
To celebrate the release of this hilarious book, we are giving you the chance to win £100 of iTunes vouchers!
Sent a picture to the wrong person?
Replied to all when you meant to keep something secret…?
We want to hear your most embarrassing office email story (in 150 words or less)!
Just email us your name, address and story firstname.lastname@example.org(putting Meerkat360comp in the subject line).
The best stories will feed onto the meerkat360 twitter page and the most cringeworthy tale will win the vouchers!
Visit the website for more details.
by Elizabeth on May 7, 2010 at 4:25 pm
Yesterday, Jo Carnegie, author of Wild Things, took to the streets to promote her MANifesto and to inject a bit of merriment into the business of voting with her very own ‘Vote Bonk’ campaign. Unsuspecting tourists and members of the public were showered (willingly, in most cases!) in double-F sized florescent pink bras and slogans such as ‘VOTE BONK’ and ‘ERECTIONS NOT ELECTIONS’
Not to be put-off by being removed from Trafalgar by some very straight-laced wardens, bonkbuster author Jo Carnegie campaigned all afternoon and left the public in no doubt that we need to vote for a ‘well hung parliament.’
For more information on Jo’s MANifesto and Wild Things, visit Jo’s website: http://www.churchminster.co.uk/ and remember, VOTE BONK!