#Giveaway for BritCrime newsletter subscribers

This month we're giving away a print copy of Rachel Amphlett's new release, Scared to Death, to one BritCrime newsletter subscriber.

When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong. But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession. When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised. With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life. For the killer, the game has only just begun... 

Scared to Death is the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…

We will pick a name at random from among our newsletter subscribers to win this book. We will email you if your name is drawn.

Congratulations to John who won a copy of Michael J Malone's new thriller, A Suitable Lie, in last month's giveaway.

New BritCrime Writer in Residence: Rebecca Bradley

BritCrime's New Writer in Residence is Rebecca Bradley.

Rebecca Bradley is a retired police detective who lives in Nottinghamshire with her family and two cockapoo's Alfie and Lola, who keep her company while she writes. Rebecca needs to drink copious amounts of tea to function throughout the day and if she could, she would survive on a diet of tea and cake while committing murder on a regular basis.

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 Made to be Broken by Rebecca Bradley

Made to Be Broken by Rebecca Bradley
A rising death toll. A city in panic.

A young mother is found dead in her home with no obvious cause of death. As DI Hannah Robbins and her team investigate, it soon becomes clear that the woman is the first in a long line of murders by poison.

With the body count climbing, and the city of Nottingham in social meltdown, the team finds themselves in a deadly race against a serial killer determined to prove a point.

And Hannah finds herself targeting an individual with whom she has more in common than she could possibly know.

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Cover Reveal: Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary

Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary
We're delighted to reveal the cover for the new DI Marnie Rome novel by Sarah Hilary

'You only ever ask that. Why did I do it? You never ask what they did.'

The winter cold is biting, and a series of assaults is pulling DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake out into the frosty, mean streets of London far more than they'd like. The attacks seem random, but when Marnie's family home is ransacked, there are signs that the burglary can have only been committed by a child - and someone who knows all about her. It will take a prison visit to her foster brother, Stephen, to help Marnie see the connections - and to force both her and Noah to face the truth about the creeping, chilling reaches of a troubled upbringing. For how can a damaged child really leave their past behind them?

Hugely compelling, intelligent and full of emotional impact, QUIETER THAN KILLING has all the twists and turns that have marked Sarah Hilary out as an award-winning crime writer to be savoured.

Hardback: 9781472241108 £16.99 9th March 2017

Ebook: 9781472226457 9th March 2017

Export / Airside / Ireland Trade paperback: 9781472226440 £14.99 9th March 2017

Audio Download: 9781472226464 £19.99 9th March 2017

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New BritCrime Writer in Residence: Helen Cadbury

Helen Cadbury is a British crime writer whose debut, To Catch a Rabbit, was joint winner of the Northern Crime Competition 2012. First published by Moth Publishing, it was re-released in a new edition by Allison & Busby in January 2015. readers voted To Catch a Rabbit as no. 12 in top crime books they would like to see on screen and in October 2015, it was selected in the Yorkshire Post’s top 12 books since the millennium, that best define Yorkshire.'s second novel, Bones in the Nest, was published by Allison and Busby in July 2015 and is also available as an audio book from Audible.

Both books were recently optioned for TV by Red Planet Pictures.

Before turning to writing fiction, Helen was a professional actor and a teacher, including several years teaching in the prison service. She also writes poetry and plays.

Twitter: @helencadbury
Helen Cadbury's books on Amazon.