Good Grief: Anne’s Letter to John 01/02/21

Anniversaries can stir up so many emotions and reminders of time passing by. In a new letter written to her late husband John, co-author of Good Grief Anne Mayer Bird writes about the one-year anniversary of her son-in-law Andy Gill’s passing and how the world continues to change. 1 February… Read More
The Jigsaw Man

Begin reading The Jigsaw Man!

Prologue 6.44 a.m. Greenwich Pier, low tide, and Maxwell Perkins is walking his dog on the riverbank. He’s not expecting to find pieces of a body. He walks on grey clay, wet pebbles and shards of glass, avoiding scraps of wood and discarded car tyres. As he lets the dog,… Read More

Celebrating friendship with Andi Osho!

Whether it’s a chingwag over coffee or getting the lowdown over drinks, we all love a good catch-up with our friends. And right now, we’re all trying to find new ways to connect with our friends. In an exclusive piece for the HQ blog Andi Osho, author of the feel-good… Read More

Alex Shaw’s Top 10 Action Films

Traditionally at this time of year we all spend an awful lot of time indoors, and this year the amount of time we are indoors is just awful. To distract myself, in the evenings I’ve turned to film. No I’ve not made a documentary or recorded my supper; I’ve started… Read More
Safe and Sound

Read an Extract of Safe and Sound!

Safe and Sound, the gripping new psychological thriller by Philippa East is out next week! To celebrate, we’ve got an exclusive extract for you. In this sneak peak, we meet our protagonist Jennifer as she goes to confront a tenant who has failed to pay their rent…… Read More
Valentines Day

Fall in love with reading this Valentine’s Day!

For Valentine’s Day this year, we’re going to do what we love most of all… curl up with a good book! To help you celebrate, we’re inviting you to do the same by giving you the chance to win a brilliant bundle of HQ books that… Read More
Pop Tart

BOSH! PB&J Pop Tarts

Personally, we think Valentine’s Day is all about treating yourself as much as it’s about treating the ones you love, so why not indulge in a little breakfast in bed this weekend?! You + these delicious BOSH! PB&J Pop Tarts = a match made in heaven.   Makes 4 1… Read More
Find You First

Read the first chapter of Find You First!

Find You First, the latest gripping thriller from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay, is out this week! If you can’t wait until Thursday, here is a sneak preview of the first chapter. You can either read it here on the blog, or on a more phone friendly… Read More
A Fatal Affair

Read an extract from A Fatal Affair

To celebrate the upcoming publication of A Fatal Affair, book 6 in the Ryder and Loveday series, we have an exclusive extract for you to read! Here is your sneak preview of DI Harry Jennings getting ready for a meeting with the Superintendent… A… Read More
Spag Bol

#BigBOSH: Super Meaty Spag Bol

For this recipe we blitz up some high-quality plant-based sausages, then brown them. Spring onions are quick to sauté, so we can make our bolognese sauce in the same time the pasta takes to cook. Absolutely ingenious, and a great way to satisfy the whole family after a long day!… Read More

Age and Ageism with Anne Mayer Bird

Age is on many minds at the moment; it’s everywhere we look. Anne Mayer Bird, co-author of Good Grief, discusses age and ageism in life today compared to a year ago.   AGE AND AGEISM I just got home from my second Covid vaccine injection. The very… Read More
#BigBOSH Toad in the Hole sausage

#BigBOSH: Toad in the Hole

Our childhoods were packed with fond memories of our secondary school, High Storrs, where they cooked delicious school dinners. Toad in the hole was a classic lunch for us back then, oop North in Yorkshire. So when we met a BOSH! fan who shared their beloved hack for this dish,… Read More