UNDERWORLD LONDON – Crime and Punishment in the Capital City by Catharine Arnold

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

Published by Simon & Schuster

A beautifully executed book (if you’ll excuse the pun) from the author of Necropolis, Bedlam and City of Sin, packed with down and dirty, gruesome and ugly crimes and their punishments in our country’s capital.  With fantastic illustrations throughout – this is a great book to dip in and out of or to devour in one large slice.

Here’s an exclusive first chapter from the book to wet your appetite, and if you like what you read here, leave a comment (along with your email address, replacing @ with (AT) to confuse the spambots out there) for a chance to win one of ten copies for your very own, thanks to those lovely people at Simon & Schuster.…

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The Hunting Ground – An interview with Cliff McNish and a chance to win one of five copies for your own sleepless nights.

Thursday, December 29th 2011

To celebrate the January paperback release of the excellent novel ‘The Hunting Ground’ by Cliff McNish, those lovely people at Indigo/Orion have provided Books and Writers with FIVE COPIES TO BE WON by readers of this blog.

The following is my chat with the author of this great scare-fest, and you can read my review of the book here.

After you’ve had a read of the review and the interview, please leave a comment below with your email address (using ‘AT’ instead of @ to confuse pesky spambots) and I’ll enter you in the draw to win one of the copies for your very own sleepless nights.…

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Win Win Win ! – 3 sets of Great Comic Crime novels from L.C.Tyler.

Sunday, July 17th 2011

Thanks to those oh so lovely people at Pan Macmillan, I’m able to give you the chance to win not one, not two, not three, BUT (you guessed it) four great novels from one of crime fiction’s greatest comic authors.

To celebrate the publication of the new hardback in the Elsie & Ethelred series, HERRING ON THE NILE – which I am currently reading and loving to death for all it’s poking fun at crime writing and the golden age of crime fiction, you have a chance to win one of three sets of the following:


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Hakan Nesser – Competition winners.

Monday, April 25th 2011

Thanks for the entries to win the sets of signed books by Hakan Nesser.

Competition draw is now closed and I’ll be emailing the winners shortly, so they can email their mailing addresses for the book sets.

Congrats to:

Martyn Lewis, Scaryclaire, Jazzmine, Ben Hunt and Ros Bryan.

Commiserations to anyone that didn’t win this time round – keep dropping by for future prize chances.

Thanks again to Pan Macmillan for providing the great prize sets.


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Hakan Nesser – The Inspector and Silence – PLUS PRIZE DRAW !

Monday, April 18th 2011

Just out in paperback from Pan Macmillan is the fifth in the increasingly successful Inspector Van Veeteren series by Swedish born Hakan Nesser.

With a sixth book in the series, The Unlucky Lottery, due out in hardback in October, now’s the time to get catching up with this great series and the author the Times says ‘is in the front rank of Swedish crime writers.

For more on the author and his books, drop by at;   http://www.panmacmillan.com/features/displayPage.asp?PageID=8467

Thanks to the lovely people at Pan Macmillan, Books and Writers have been given the opportunity to send out a full set of all five Inspector Van Veeteren novels to five lucky winners – not only that, but all five in each set will be signed by the author too!…

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