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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

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    The Three by Sarah Lotz
  • Book of the Month

    The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins

    Will young rake Tom Hawkins survive the noose?

    From the gilded cage of the Court to the wicked freedoms of the Georgian slums, this is page-turning historical crime at its best - new from the award-winning author of THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA.

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    The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins
  • Debut of the Month

    TENACITY by JS Law

    A brutal murder. A lone female investigator. Below the ocean's surface, pressure is rising...

    The first in a gripping new naval crime series from debut author JS Law.

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    TENACITY by JS Law
  • Podcasts

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    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 Killing Kind

    Chris Holm

    Michael Hendricks is not a good man. He doesn’t deserve a good life. But he is very good at his job. …

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  • Last Words

    Michael Koryta

    Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his …

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  • Friction

    Sandra Brown

    Texas Ranger, relegated to deskwork due to past recklessness, petitions to regain custody of his fiv …

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  • A Game for All the Family

    Sophie Hannah

    Justine thought she knew who she was, until an anonymous caller seemed to know better… After escap …

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  • The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

    Vaseem Khan

    Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant combine in a charming, joyful mystery for fans of Alexander McCal …

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  • The Madagaskar Plan

    Guy Saville

    1953. Britain and her Empire are diminished. Nazi Germany controls Europe and a vast African territo …

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LATEST POSTS

FEATURED AUTHOR

  • Peter Robinson

    Peter Robinson

    Peter Robinson’s DCI Banks is now a major ITV1 drama starring Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Ballykissangel) as Inspector Banks. The show consiste …

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THE PODCAST

  • February 12, 2015

    Latest 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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