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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  • What We're Reading

    The Three by Sarah Lotz

    This month Jo has been reading an incredible new thriller billed as Lost meets The Passage, for all fans of The Shining Girls and Stephen King.

    'Unsettling, terrifying and utterly gripping – just some of the words I would use to describe Sarah Lotz’s THE THREE…' - Jo Liddiard, Headline


    The Three by Sarah Lotz
  • Book of the Month

    A Song of Shadows by John Connolly

    His enemies believe him to be vulnerable and alone.
    They’re wrong…

    Read the brand new Charlie Parker thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author, John Connolly


    A Song of Shadows by John Connolly
  • Debut of the Month

    How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst

    ‘I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don't you?’

    Disturbing psychological crime from a fantastic new talent.


    How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst
  • 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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  • Death is a Welcome Guest

    Louise Welsh

    The second instalment in the thrilling new Plague Times trilogy from the author of A Lovely Way to B …

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  • Plague Land

    SD Sykes

    Plague Land is a thrillingly suspenseful crime novel set in medieval Kent in the aftermath of the Bl …

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  • Vagabond

    Gerald Seymour

    Who can you trust, when betrayal is a way of life? It was a dirty job in a dirty war. Danny Curnow, …

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  • Solitude Creek

    Jeffery Deaver

    Fear kills – the fourth electrifying Kathryn Dance thriller by master of suspense and number one bes …

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  • Mr Mercedes

    Stephen King

    A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by ‘the Merc …

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  • The Secret Place

    Tana French

    ‘A gripping read for those still pining for GONE GIRL’ Elle’s top five beach reads The photo shows a …

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  • 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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  • February 12, 2015

    Latest 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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