“From Creative Writing, to Criminal Law, to Writing about Criminal Law” by Elizabeth L. Silver
When you’re a writer and a lawyer, people often think that the law came first. You may be pinned “a lawyer who wrote a book,” instead of the reverse. While pursuing a career as a novelist, I spent years working in writing-related jobs, moved from New York City to Norwich, England to attend the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing MA, returned … Read More >>
Constable & Robinson is re-launching its crime fiction list under the brand new imprint C&R Crime. Celebrating 50 years of crime publishing, the new imprint is accompanied by a slick new website www.crcrime.co.uk, which is now home to bestselling authors M.C. Beaton, Cath Staincliffe and James Craig, along with exciting new voices in crime fiction such as Elizabeth Hand, Paul Doiron, A. D. Garrett and more.
To celebrate the launch of crcrime.co.uk – your new hub … Read More >>
Tarnished by Julia Crouch
Peg always felt a little blurred, a little lacking in definition. Her mother died when she was six, her father simply disappeared, and she was brought up by her grandparents and her obese, bedridden aunt. But, despite all this, she never developed the habit of asking questions.
At least, not until she met Loz, her straight-talking, psychotherapeutically literate girlfriend, who urges her to confront her demons.
But as the skeletons come tumbling out … Read More >>
To celebrate the relaunch of the classic spy novels by Charles McCarry by Duckworth we have 5 sets of 3 books to give away to You’re Booked readers.
Charles McCarry established an international reputation with the publication of his worldwide bestseller The Tears of Autumn in 1975, and altogether has written ten critically acclaimed espionage and crime novels featuring Paul Christopher, the most elegant of spies. Several of his books have foreshadowed events that at the time … Read More >>
Win an exclusive proof copy new thriller Cemetery Girl by David Bell
‘Haunting, disturbing, and bone-chillingly peculiar . . . Cemetery Girl is the type of thriller that is terrifying in the sense that these things actually happen.’
‘Cemetery Girl is a nail-biting, grip your seat read.’
- 5 stars review, Amazon
Tom and Abby Stuart had everything: a perfect marriage, successful careers and a beautiful twelve-year-old daughter, Caitlin. Then one day Caitlin vanished. The tragedy changed … Read More >>
Stuart Neville, Ratlines
“Right at the end of the war, some Nazis saw it coming. They knew that even if they escaped, hundreds of others wouldn’t. They needed to set up routes, channels, ways out for their friends. Ratlines.”
Ireland, 1963. As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German is murdered in a seaside guesthouse. He is the third foreign national to … Read More >>
The Crime Vault is a website that offers a huge range of titles all in one, easy to navigate place. You can find bestselling authors like Val McDermid, Richard Montanari and Patricia Cornwell, alongside authors that haven’t previously been published in the UK, and classic gems that haven’t been available in ebook before. All of which are available to purchase at the click of a button through Crime Vault’s retail partners.
To find out more about the … Read More >>
We have been getting into the Halloween spirit and delving into the world of ghost and horror stories for a bit of a change from crime fiction. So here are our top ten spooky books!
Plus keep reading for a chance to win Jeanette Winterson’s new book.
1. MR James- Collected Ghost Stories
A collection of absolute classic ghost stories from the master of the genre. Guaranteed to terrify you, these stories feature ghostly goings on, mysterious creatures … Read More >>
Calling all literary critics…fancy winning a goody bag crammed with exciting new books? Simply submit a book review for your chance to enter!
Following the success of last year’s Reader Reviews Competition, through which we received some really great reviews of a wide range of crime fiction picks, we’re back with another ‘bursting at the seams’ prize!
If you regularly find yourself extolling the virtues, and downfalls, of the latest crime offerings then let us know. Maybe you’ve … Read More >>
Bloomsbury are running a fantastic short story competition with a great selection of prizes, including tickets to the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival! If you are feeling creative, it’s time to put pen to paper and get to work on your very own thriller short story.
Write a 1000 word crime short story, on a set theme, and you could win rover tickets to next year’s festival, a place at a the Writers’ & Artists’ … Read More >>
To celebrate the release of the latest in the Simon Serrailler series and in preparation for her Special Guest appearance at the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival we have a set of six Susan Hill books to giveaway! A Question of Indentity the seventh book in the series, released on October 25 is currently our Book of the Month here at You’re Booked and Susan will be talking about all things Serrailler as well … Read More >>
The annual ‘New Blood’ panel has become a firm Festival fixture, a ‘must see’ bestselling panel where eager readers on the lookout for the next big thing will be spoiled for choice as Val McDermid introduces her personal selection of the crime fiction scene’s hottest new talents. At the 2012 Festival event, queen of Crime Val McDermid hand-picked four of the hottest new talents on the scene at the moment, introducing Elizabeth Haynes (Into The Darkest Corner), David Mark … Read More >>