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Second Life
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S. J. Watson
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The Three
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Sarah Lotz
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Martin Edwards
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Tom Johansen
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Stephen King
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On the Waterstones Blog

Listening to whispers... Stuart MacBride

Listening to whispers... Stuart MacBride

Bestselling crime writer Stuart MacBride may have taken a risk ditching his best known characters for his latest book A Song for the Dying, but, as he explains, it was a chance to explore an even darker story...  

Who is Kay Scarpetta?

Who is Kay Scarpetta?

Julia Wisdom, Publisher for Crime and Thriller at HarperFiction, looks back at the ever-eventful life and times of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta.

Crime fiction & trauma: the terrible things we do to our characters

Crime fiction & trauma: the terrible things we do to our characters

Former police psychologist Emma Kavanagh looks for the probable cause of her new career as a writer of crime fiction...

New and bestselling Crime books from the biggest and best writers in the genre, from the classic crime stories of Agatha Christie, to the "tartan noir" crime novels of Ian Rankin, and from the cosy mystery books of Alexander McCall Smith to thrillers by the likes of Lee Child, and thrilling books by bestselling authors like "Gone Girl" author, Gillian Flynn.