Welcome to Crime Files

Crime Files is the exciting new home of the best crime and thriller fiction from the dedicated teams at Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing Group and Quercus Books.

We’ll be sharing the latest releases from big-name authors and undiscovered talents, bringing you exclusive extracts and videos of new books, getting our authors to share their inspiration for writing, and offering fantastic prizes!

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  • Book of the Month

    Runaway by Peter May

    In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged.

    In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their sixties, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades.

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    Runaway by Peter May
  • What We're Reading

    The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths

    This month Jo has been reading The Zig Zag Girl, Elly Griffiths' first historical mystery novel.

    'I just hope that Elly is going to be continuing this series with Edgar and the glamorous and brilliantly named Max Mephisto as leads going forwards.' - Jo Liddiard, Headline

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    The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths
  • eBook of the Month

    The Queen’s Man by Rory Clements

    Check out The Queen's Man by Rory Clements - currently just £1.99 on ebook!

    'Does for Elizabeth's reign what C. J. Sansom does for Henry VIII's' - Sunday Times

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    The Queen’s Man by Rory Clements
  • Podcasts

    Tune in now!

    Listen to Crime Files podcasts featuring readings from the very best crime thriller authors, and discussion about new books with Crime Files team members who work to bring this top quality literature to your bookshelves.

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LATEST BOOKS

  • The Silence of the Sea

    Yrsa Sigurdardottir

    The most chilling novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, an international bestseller at the height of h …

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  • Close to Home

    Lisa Jackson

    HOME IS WHERE THE FEAR IS… The house where Sarah McAdams grew up has always terrified her. But now …

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  • Remember Me This Way

    Sabine Durrant

    Your husband is dead. But he might not have been the man you thought he was… the new, brilliantly …

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  • Canary

    Duane Swierczynski

    Grad student by day; criminal informant by night – Sarie Holland is a new breed of action hero. Ever …

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  • Wolf Winter

    There are six homesteads on Blackåsen Mountain. A day’s journey away lies the empty town. It comes t …

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  • White Lies

    The eleventh heart-pounding thriller in Stephen Leather’s bestselling Spider Shepherd series. Dan ‘S …

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LATEST POSTS

FEATURED AUTHOR

  • John Connolly

    John Connolly

    John Connolly is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. His debut – Every Dead Thi …

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THE PODCAST

  • February 12, 2015

    February podcast

    Podcast

    In this month’s criminal conversation are editors, and crime fiction lovers, Stefanie Bierwerth and Kate Parkin discussing all the crime fiction you need to hear about this month. We’ve also got an amazing audiobook extract from this month's Book of the Month, CLOSER THAN YOU THINK by Karen Rose and an interview with THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA author Antonia Hodgson live from the Hodder crime party!

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