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The Stranger
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After the Crash
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Michel Bussi
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Blood on Snow
Tom Johansen
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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...  

Crime from the archive - Agatha Christie

Crime from the archive - Agatha Christie

As part of the HarperCollins/Waterstones Killer Crime Festival, HarperCollins have delved through their archives and found some lovely bits of crime fiction history. As if we could have a celebration of crime and never mention Agatha Christie..

S.J. Watson and the start of a new novel

S.J. Watson and the start of a new novel

S.J. Watson, author of the hugely popular Before I Go To Sleep, writes for us about how different ideas over the years can come together to become something bigger. In this case, his second novel Second Life.

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.