FREE UK P&P Full delivery charges » Shopping Basket
Menu

Find us on »

News & Events

Wednesday Cover Story: Do you see a trend here?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

January 2007                                               August  2008 April 2010                                                  June 2010 The success of The Interpretation of Murder (one of Richard & Judy’s Summer Reads) certainly has spawned similar cover designs on subsequent books.  That publishers look to ride on the success of a previous titles by evoking similar designs on their new books is standard practice, but […]

Read more...


World Cup woes..

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

So, that was it then, England’s (belated) exit from the World Cup. Humph, well can everyone now please put away the plethora of flags, please? Yes, even you Mr Cabbie with your rather ingenious St George flap sock contraptions that go over your wing mirrors. In a tournament where England really didn’t dazzle, the few […]

Read more...


Spotlight on The Lit & Phil

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The Guardian ran a lovely little piece over the weekend about The Lit & Phil (a.k.a .The Literary & Philosophical Society). It flagged up this Newcastle Library as a wonderful example of a library which has retained its traditional aura as a sort of home outside your home – a place “where you are implicitly […]

Read more...


Hot Guys Reading Books

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Are brains and beauty mutually exclusive? And are good-looking men who are well read a complete contradiction? On the search for conclusive evidence to prove this is not the case, this website Hot Guys Reading Books has scaled bookshops, libraries and public transport to get to the bottom of this weighty (and very PC) conundrum… […]

Read more...


Tea with Tania Crosse at Ivybridge Library

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Enjoy an afternoon of cream tea with author Tania Crosse who will be talking about her latest books at Ivybridge Library. Get your copies signed and take part in a raffle for a chance to win some free books!

Read more...


If it was my home.

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

There’s obviously been a lot in the press recently about the BP oil spill, but as with many things, if it isn’t on your doorstep it’s quite easy to be blazé about the impact. Which is why I’m so impressed with this website which puts the spill into startling perspective. Visit www.ifitwasmyhome.com and you’ll find […]

Read more...


Laurie R King speaking at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Friday 30th July, 6.00-8.00pm    BLACKWELL’S, EDINBURGH Join Blackwell’s reading group and bestselling mystery writer Laurie R King for an intimate discussion about her acclaimed Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series, in particularly the first book in the series The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, at Blackwell’s, 52-63 South Bridge, Edinburgh. Limited places to book your spot early […]

Read more...


Laurie R King speaking at The Lit & Phil, Newcastle

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Monday 2nd August, 7.00pm    THE LIT & PHIL, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE Bestselling mystery writer Laurie R King will be talking about and signing copies of her acclaimed Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series, including the new releases The God of The Hive and The Language of Bees, at The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle […]

Read more...


Bodies in the Bookshop at Heffers, Cambridge

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Thursday 15th July, 6.00pm HEFFERS BOOKSHOP, CAMBRIDGE Mingle with your favourite crime writers at the annual Bodies in the Bookshop bash, which takes place at Heffers, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge. CB2 1TY. Amongst the writers flocking to the store for a night of shmoozing, boozing and book signing will be Allison & Busby authors Laurie […]

Read more...


Laurie R King speaking at Bedminster Library, Bristol

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Tuesday 27th July, 2.00-4.00pm    BEDMINSTER LIBRARY, BRISTOL Bestselling mystery writer Laurie R King will be talking about her acclaimed Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series, and in particular discussing the title Locked Rooms with reading groups at Bedminster Library, 4 St Peter’s Court, Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4AQ. For more information call the library on […]

Read more...


Wednesday Cover Story: The new look for Mary Russell…

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

There’s a little frisson of excitement in the office this morning, as the new titles in Laurie R King‘s bestselling Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series have arrived from the printers…sporting the new cover design which we all adore. I can tell you the screen shots do not do them justice. In fact, I wasn’t […]

Read more...


Laurie R King booksigning at Waterstone’s Reading Oracle

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Thursday 22nd July, 11.00am    WATERSTONE’S READING ORACLE, READING Bestselling mystery writer Laurie R King will be signing copies of her acclaimed Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series, including her new releases The God of The Hive and The Language of Bees, and pre-publication copies of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, at Waterstone’s Reading Oracle, 12 Holybrook […]

Read more...


Laurie R King speaking at Marylebone Library

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Friday 16th July, 5.30pm    MARYLEBONE LIBRARY, LONDON Bestselling mystery writer Laurie R King will be talking about her acclaimed Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series, including her new releases The God of The Hive and The Language of Bees at Marylebone Library, Marylebone Road Marylebone, London NW1 5LT. For more information call the library on […]

Read more...


Roll up, roll up – get your publishing tour here

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

There are always some novel ideas being floated as to alternative ways for us publishers to make some money. Could marketing a grand tour of our offices could be one of them?  Read this article on Publishing Perspectives. This piece made me smile, though I’m not completely convinced it would work in practice. Yet it […]

Read more...


Changing Faces

Friday, June 18th, 2010

How people change… Check this out. Give this familiar-faced darling a guitar and he would have made a respectable frontman for an indie band. Instead, he went into politics. Lara Crisp, Managing Editor

Read more...


Wednesday Cover Story: In a Strange Room

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The Hidden Dance – the debut novel by actress Susan Wooldridge – was recently reviewed in The Lady magazine (25th May).  I’ve already raved about the cover to this book here, so I’m not about to repeat myself.  I mention this because I was immediately intrigued by the cover of the book featured next to […]

Read more...


Tough acts to follow

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Working on this side of the publishing industry’s fence I know how difficult it can be to be a debut author. There are so many hurdles to cross and people you need to win over, starting with your agent, to your editor, to the all-important sales team (I would say that wouldn’t I?!) before the […]

Read more...


News from the Morganville Vampire Tour…

Friday, June 11th, 2010

It doesn’t have to be ALL about the World Cup you know… No, there are other exciting things happening this month – such as the Morganville Vampires 2010 UK Tour. Rachel Caine, bestselling author of the Morganville Vampire series, has been busy for the past two weeks traipsing around the country meeting her legions of […]

Read more...


Kick-ass Literary Girl Power

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

In a world dominated by Katie Price and Amy Winehouse, it’s sometimes difficult to find good role models for young women. Fear not though, because the Brontë sisters are back as you’ve never seen them before! (For our own gutsy heroines, check out Louise Nightingale in Elizabeth Corley’s books or Charlie Fox in Zoë Sharp’s […]

Read more...


Edward Marston – Was ‘nasty’ a word in the 1850s?

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Q. In your book The Railway Viaduct, you use the word ‘nasty’ (Sorry, I forgot to mark the place and I don’t intend to reread the entire book to find it.) Since the story takes place in 1850, I have to inform you that the word did not exist then.  ‘Nasty’ was a term developed […]

Read more...


Free UK Postage and Packaging


Author of the month
Competitions & Giveaways
Newsletter
A and B Blog
Ask the Author
Suggestion Box

Something you'd like to see on our website?
Let us know!