Steve Frech Secrets to the Grave

Steve Frech: Confessions of a First-Time Crime Writer

Today we publish Steve Frech’s brand new novel, the gripping crime thriller Secrets to the Grave! To celebrate, Steve joins us on the HQ blog to share his ‘confessions of a first-time crime writer’! Almost two years ago, my debut novel, Dark Hollows, was released. It’s a psychological… Read More

Karin Nordin on The Allure of the Detective Duo

To celebrate the release of the gripping new police procedural Last One Alive, Karin Nordin discusses the allure of the detective duo and how she created her partners Nygaard and Jansson. The Allure of the Detective Duo Holmes and Watson. Salander and Blomkvist. Poe and… Read More
The Good Ally

Nova Reid introduces The Good Ally

On Thursday 16th September, we publish The Good Ally by Nova Reid. To celebrate, we are giving you the chance to start reading this incredibly powerful book by sharing the introduction below. The Good Ally is an urgent call to arms to become better allies against racism and… Read More
The Last Daugher + English Heritage membership

Win a English Heritage membership for two people for one year!

A secret hidden in the past. A family bound by a dark legacy… When Caitlin’s body is discovered, Serena returns to her grandfather’s house, nestled beside the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall in Oxfordshire, determined to uncover the truth. But in returning to the place of her childhood summers, Serena… Read More
The Secret Keeper's Daughter

How an old shoebox inspired The Secret Keeper’s Daughter

How an Old Shoebox Inspired My New Novel – Samantha King I started writing The Secret Keeper’s Daughter during a school holiday. While our two children were busy having fun, I seized the chance to rifle through their cupboards to sort out outgrown clothes and unwanted… Read More

Read an extract from Kenya Hunt’s Girl

In the vein of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, but wholly its own, Kenya Hunt’s Girl is a provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious collection of original essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother and a global citizen in today’s ever-changing world. Scroll down to read… Read More
Summer Adventure Walking the Invisible

Book your summer adventure with Michael Stewart

Summer may be slowly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get out and about on a summer adventure! Today on the last day of August we are traversing the Yorkshire moors in the footsteps of the Brontës in Michael Stewart’s Walking the Invisible. Walking… Read More
Next of Kin Kia Abdullah

Read an extract of Next of Kin!

New from Kia Abdullah, Next of Kin is a gripping, brave and tense courtroom drama. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, heart-stopping page. Read the first chapter below! Chapter One It was a strange thing to be jealous of your… Read More
Summer Escapes Midnight in Everwood

An alternative to summer escapes with M.A. Kuzniar

In a hurry to leave summer behind? Escape into the magic of M.A. Kuzniar’s stunning adult debut, Midnight in Everwood! Discover snow-topped fir trees leading to a frozen sugar palace silent with secrets in this beautiful reimagining of The Nutcracker. Begin reading chapter one below! Chapter One 1906Marietta Stelle’s… Read More
Motherhood and impossible dreams

Motherhood & Impossible Dreams

As author Sarah Clarke looks forward to the publication of her debut novel A Mother Never Lies, she reflects on the journey she took to get here, motherhood, and her impossible dreams. As a child I always had my head in a book, but that sounds more wholesome than… Read More