Andrew discusses his life in books, as well as the inspiration behind his fascinating characters.
Historical Times is a free and online interactive magazine, and is perfect for any historical fiction fans out there. Find out more here.
We Are All Liars was also selected in this week's issue of Inside Soap magazine, as part of their 'Hot List'. Published this Thursday, this is a superb psychological thriller with all the perfect ingredients to serve a twist you won't see coming ... Pre-order here.
If, like us, you are huge fans of M. W. Craven's Washington Poe series then make sure you tell your fellow bookworm buddies that the second in the series, Black Summer, is only 99p on Kindle, for the entire month of December, as part of their 'Bestselling Authors of 2021' promo.
If you find yourself with a free evening tonight, then Creative Manchester is holding a talk with author Femi Kayode (Lightseekers). This is part of a series of talks, Author Voices, hosted by Ellah P. Wakatama OBE, with debut authors, regarding their craft and journey to shaping their first, published full body of work.
Going live at 7pm tonight, and with tickets at £0-£3, you can register here.
- The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jónasson: The Times' Top 5 Crime Novels of the Year
- Blood Ties by Brian McGilloway: The Irish Times Best Crime Novels of the Year
- The Spirit Engineer by A. J. West: winner of Bert's Books Book of the Year
The debut children's book from Jim Beckett, The Caravan at the Edge of Doom, has been featured in this week's edition of The Week Junior, as one of their 'Top 5 Books To Make You Laugh'.
"The Justice of Kings is equal parts heroic fantasy and murder mystery. Sir Konrad Vonvalt’s fierce intellect and arcane powers will make you long to follow in his footsteps, but it’s his young clerk, Helena who brings heart and dazzle to the story. Together they’re a formidable team, and Richard Swan’s sophisticated take on the fantasy genre will leave readers hungry for more."
"A dark tale so expertly weaved and beautifully written, full of living, breathing characters and genuine shocks."
Louise Beech on Return to Blackwater House
"Dark, thrilling with characters that will stay with me ... One to watch next year."
Carys Jones on Return to Blackwater House
"With an evocative setting and cast of carefully drawn complex characters: the brilliantly executed sense of creeping dread absolutely gripped me! Highly recommended for fans of clever psychological thrillers."
Sarah Bonner on Return to Blackwater House
"An intriguing tale of dark family secrets that unravel down the generations with devastating consequences. Mysterious, atmospheric and chilling."
Anita Frank on The House at Helygen
Perfect for this time of year, Jo Thomas' latest heartwarming read, Celebrations at the Chateau, has been selected by Good Housekeeping has one of their top 10 books to read now ... like, right now. Go - buy it!
We will have more news on this fantastic novel very soon, so keep your eyes peeled...!
Finally, we are delighted to be able to reveal that the TV / film rights for James Goodhand's searingly poignant YA debut, Last Lesson, have been optioned by Red Planet (Death In Paradise, Dickensian, Sanditon).
On board to write the adaptation is Stephen Greenhorn (Around the World in 80 Days), the creator of Sunshine on Leith and BBC Scotland's River City.
The Last Lesson deal was struck by Emily Hayward Whitlock at The Artists Partnership on behalf of Harry Illingworth. To read the full press release, click here.