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The Waterstones Podcast - Chris Whitaker

Is it a thriller, a mystery, a love story - or all three?

Emma Carroll on the Famous Figure Behind The Houdini Inheritance

Emma Carroll, author of The Houdini Inheritance, on legendary escapologist Harry Houdini and his influence on the novel.

Ulrik Skotte on the Enduring Enigma of the Umbrella Murder

The author of The Umbrella Murder on hunting down the perpetrator of the most infamous unsolved killing of the Cold War.

Ross Montgomery on His Top Animals in Children's Books

Ross Montgomery, author of I Am Rebel, our Children's Book of the Month for July, selects his favourite animals in kids' fiction.

Frank Cottrell-Boyce on Becoming Waterstones Children's Laureate

Congratulations to Frank Cottrell-Boyce on becoming the 13th Waterstones Children's Laureate. Here's what the position means to him.

Tom Hindle on His Top Thrillers Set in Italy

The author of our Thriller of the Month for July shares his favourite Italian mysteries.

Paula Hawkins on Found Objects and Writing The Blue Hour

The bestselling author talks about her new thriller set on a Scottish tidal island.

Lewis Baston on the Burgenland Border and the Idea of Central Europe

Lewis Baston, author of Borderlines, explains how the Burgenland border played a vital role in the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Matt Parker on His Three Favourite Triangles

Matt Parker, author of Love Triangle, discusses the three types of triangle that we all need in our lives.

The Waterstones Podcast - The Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize

Six of the most exciting new voices, chosen by our booksellers.

The Waterstones Podcast - V.V. Ganeshananthan

An exclusive chat with the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2024.

An Exclusive Q&A with Jenny Erpenbeck on Kairos

The winner of the International Booker Prize 2024 discusses her novel set in 1980s East Berlin.

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