Man's Work: Gender in Crime

If you can get to Salisbury, don't miss this event at Waterstones with Quentin Bates, James Law, Cal Moriarty and Diana Bretherick.

Wednesday 27th April, 7pm. Call 01722 415 596 for tickets.

Introducing British Crime Thriller Writer: M. P. Wright

M P Wright

M P Wright was born in Leicestershire in 1965. He was employed in various roles within the music industry before working as a private investigator. He retrained in 1989 and spent the next twenty years in the mental health and the probation services in the UK, specialising in risk assessment.

A self confessed aficionado of film music and real ale and father of two beautiful daughters, he lives with his partner and their two Rottweiler dogs, Tiff and Dylan.

All Through The Night at Amazon
Longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

Heartman at Amazon
An atmospheric, confident debut set in the rough world of Bristol nightlife, in the pubs, shebeens and nightclubs that are the haunts of prostitutes and criminals, places where danger lurks around every corner.

Cover Reveal: Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst

We're delighted to reveal the cover for the brand new novel from Jenny Blackhurst, the acclaimed author of the #1 Kindle bestseller HOW I LOST YOU, which Clare Mackintosh called 'utterly gripping'.

A psychiatrist must figure out why her patient is seemingly more interested in her than in being treated. If you don't know who is walking through the door, how do you know if you should let them in?

Karen is meant to be the one who fixes problems.

It's her job, as a psychiatrist - and it's always been her role as a friend.

But Jessica is different. She should be the patient, the one that Karen helps.

But she knows things about Karen. Her friends, her personal life. Things no patient should know.

And Karen is starting to wonder if she should have let her in . . .

Look out for BEFORE I LET YOU IN in bookshops later this year:
♠ Ebook: 9781472235268 8th September 2016
♠ Paperback: 9781472235275 3rd November 2016
♠ Audio Download: 9781472240545 8th September 2016

Introducing British Thriller Writer Marnie Riches

Marnie Riches
Marnie Riches grew up on a rough estate in Manchester, aptly within sight of the dreaming spires of Strangeways prison. She swapped those for the spires of Cambridge University, gaining a Masters degree in Modern & Medieval Dutch and German.

She has been a punk, a trainee rock star, a pretend artist, a property developer and professional fundraiser. In her spare time, she likes to run, renovate houses and paint. Oh, and drinking. She likes a drink. And eating. She likes that too. Especially in exotic destinations.

Having authored the first six books of HarperCollins Children’s Time-Hunters series, her George McKenzie crime thrillers for adults were inspired, in part, by her own youth and time spent in The Netherlands as a student. She also writes contemporary women’s fiction. The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die launched to great acclaim in early 2015, won The Patricia Highsmith Award for most exotic location in a novel at the Dead Good Reader Awards 2015 and went on to be an Amazon top 100 bestseller. The follow-up, The Girl Who Broke the Rules was in the Suspense top 50 for months and months, being heralded as "one of the best sequels ever" by readers and being voted by many book-bloggers as one of their top 10 reads of the year. Her third George McKenzie thriller – The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows – was released 31st March and is already wowing crime fiction fans.

You can buy The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows from Amazon for only 99p today.

The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows
Twitter: @Marnie_Riches

♠ Marnie's Top Five Baddies She Loves to Hate
♠ Marnie talks about winning a Dead Good Reader Award

New Release/Kindle Deal Crime Thrillers from MP Wright

 All Through The Night by M.P. Wright has just been published
You can buy it now from Amazon for only 98p

"It's quite simple Mr Ellington. When you find Fowler, just ask where we can find the truth."

With these words, private detective JT Ellington embarks on a seemingly simple case of tracking down a local GP with a dubious reputation and retrieving a set of stolen documents from him.

For Ellington, however, things are rarely straightforward. Dr Fowler is hiding a terrible secret and when he is gunned down outside a Bristol pub, his dying words send JT in pursuit of a truth more disturbing and deadly than he could possibly have imagined.

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Heartman by M. P. Wright is also on offer
You can buy Heartman for only 98p today

Longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2015

Bristol, 1965. In the dead of winter, a young deaf and dumb woman goes missing without a trace. But the police just don't care about a West Indian immigrant who is nowhere to be found.

Enter Joseph Tremaine 'JT' Ellington: a Barbadian ex-cop not long off the boat, a man with a tragic past and a broken heart. When local mogul Earl Linney hires him to track down the missing girl, JT soon finds himself adrift in a murky world of prostitution and kidnapping where each clue reveals yet more mysteries. What is Linney's connection to the girl? Have more women gone missing? And what exactly is the Erotica Negro Club.

Facing hostility and prejudice as well as the demons he left home to escape, JT must unravel a deadly conspiracy in a dangerous and unfamiliar world.

Heartman is an atmospheric, confident debut: Devil in a Blue Dress meets Chinatown set in the rough world of Bristol nightlife, in the pubs, shebeens and nightclubs that are the haunts of prostitutes and criminals.

Join M. P. Wright in Leicester at Waterstones, Friday 15 April
for the local launch of All Through The Night.

Join M. P. Wright in London at Belgravia Books, Thursday 21 April
for the London launch of All Through the Night.

Introducing British Crime Writer J.M. Hewitt

About JM Hewitt
♠Silver Prize in the author v author competition 2008 (supported by the National Literary Trust)
♠Shortlisted for the Inspire and Mentor Campaign – selected by Jojo Moyes 2012
♠Two books independently published – Freedom First Peace Later (2010) and Worlds Apart (2013) – published by Bluewood Publishing.
♠Longlisted for the Retreat West First Chapter Competition 2015
♠Winner of the BritCrime Pitch Competition 2015
♠Finalist in the Twisted 50 Short Story Competition 2016
♠Appearing at the Felixstowe Book Festival in 2015 and 2016 and the East Anglia Author Festival 2016.
♠Member of the CWA, ITW and East Anglian Authors.

Exclusion Zone by JM Hewitt
Exclusion Zone is the first in the Detective Alex Harvey series and was published by Endeavour Press in 2016.
Twitter: @jmhewitt

Read JM Hewitt's story of her journey to publication, From Contestant to Curator: