Jess Armstrong introduces Ruby Vaughn and The Curse of Penryth Hall

4 June, 2024

This month, we are delighted to introduce debut author Jess Armstrong and the memorable heroine of The Curse of Penryth Hall, Ruby Vaughn. Ruby has faced her share of drama and trauma at the pinnacle of American high society and behind the wheel of an ambulance on the Western Front. Life as an antiquarian bookseller […]

WIN: A set of Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell series and a pot of honey goodness!

2 June, 2021

To celebrate this month’s release of the latest Laurie R. King book, Castle Shade, Allison and Busby invite you to take part in a special giveaway where you can win some delightful goodies.

Alanna Knight – Mystery at the World’s Edge

18 May, 2021

This month Allison & Busby publishes the final book from our long-time author, friend and popular novelist Alanna Knight who passed away in late 2020. Mystery at the World’s Edge demonstrates again the range and versatility Alanna demonstrated, as she published romantic and historical fiction, non-fiction and even a play throughout the course of her […]

Rachel Caine

3 November, 2020

All of the team at Allison & Busby were saddened to hear that our long-term author and friend Rachel Caine passed away on 1st November. A&B has published Rachel for over a decade and we have loved sharing her action-packed stories with the world and taking her on tour across the UK on multiple occasions. […]

How I came to The Straits of Treachery – guest post by Richard Hopton

10 June, 2020

As we enter the summer months, most of us will have to be content with armchair travelling. With that in mind, Richard Hopton’s The Straits of Treachery, set on the beautiful island of Sicily, is just one of our recent releases that can take you away to sunnier, and more thrilling, climes. We’re delighted to […]

Mothers and Daughters – a guest post from Sylvia Broady

20 March, 2020

This month, as we publish Daughter of the Sea by Sylvia Broady, we are pleased to host Sylvia to share some thoughts on the relationship between mothers and daughters, one she is often drawn to in her writing… Mothers and daughters have a special relationship. I speak from experience, both personally, and as a writer. […]

Me, the Supernatural and Ghost Stories – a guest post from S.M. Hardy

20 March, 2020

As part of #TheEvilWithin blog tour, we’re delighted to host author S.M. Hardy (a.k.a Sue Tingey) on the A&B blog with some back story to the creation of her first supernatural mystery The Evil Within. Check out the other stops for reviews and interviews with Sue this week. Even from an early age I had […]

Ted Lewis 2020 – a guest post by Monty Martin

3 February, 2020

We are delighted to welcome Monty Martin, Chair of the Ted Lewis Group, to the A&B blog as we start a special year for fans of the godfather of British Noir. Allison & Busby, publishers of the ground-breaking 1969 classic noir novel Get Carter (formerly Jack’s Return Home), are celebrating 2020 as the 50th anniversary […]

Haven’t we met before? A guest post by L.C. Tyler

23 January, 2020

This month we are proud to publish the paperback of The Maltese Herring by L.C. Tyler, the eighth instalment in the Herring Mysteries series featuring crime writer Ethelred Tressider and his agent Elsie Thirkettle. Over the course of the series, Ethelred has solved a number of crimes and has been shot at, kidnapped, arrested, menaced, […]

‘An eternity of winter’ – a guest post by Jim Kelly

17 December, 2019

As we near the start of the Christmas holidays, we’re delighted to welcome author Jim Kelly to the blog for his seasonal, crime fiction reflections. Sometimes a single line of fiction can change your life. For me it was this, on the third page of my (American first edition) of Dorothy L Sayers’ Fen masterpiece […]

The characters that take you by surprise – a guest post by Susanna Bavin

3 December, 2019

Our latest guest post comes from acclaimed saga writer Susanna Bavin, whose latest novel, The Poor Relation, is now out in paperback. For Susanna, an unexpected character from the book has been embraced by her readers… When a writer starts getting feedback on a new book, there can be some surprises. For example, there might […]

Fear on the Phantom Special – a Railway Detective guest post by Edward Marston

16 October, 2019

Today we are delighted to welcome author Edward Marston to the blog as we prepare for the publication of the latest Railway Detective novel, Fear on the Phantom Special. Edward recently spent the day signing copies of a special edition with red sprayed page edges (fancy!) for Waterstones. Treat yourself or a loved one by […]

Changing Lara – a guest post by Anna Jacobs

18 September, 2019

She’s continually writing and often travelling, so we are delighted that reader-favourite Anna Jacobs has found time to write for the A&B blog. Changing Lara (currently a Book of the Month with £2 off) is officially released in paperback today and before too long fans will also be able to get hold of Change of […]

Dyslexia Research Project – guest post by Kelly Smith

8 August, 2019

Today we welcome our very own Editor, Kelly Smith, onto the A&B blog as she nears the finish line of her MA in Publishing Studies. The topic of her dissertation was publishing for dyslexic readers. As an industry perhaps we take for granted an eager enjoyment and consumption of books, and pay too little attention […]

Ashley Weaver Giveaway

6 August, 2019

For your chance to win one of five sets of Ashley Weaver’s Amory Ames mystery series, enter your details below. Please read our Terms & Conditions here and our Privacy Policy here. Competition closes midnight Friday 6th September. Good luck and happy reading! This competition is now closed.

It’s never too late to achieve your dream – a guest post by Margaret Kaine

21 June, 2019

Today is officially the First Day of Summer and to celebrate we are making available Margaret Kaine’s perfect summer read The Black Silk Purse ebook for just £2.99. To coincide with this, we are also delighted to welcome Margaret to the A&B blog to shed some light onto her path to publication and upcoming book. […]

Fiction and History: Victorian Novels and the Colditz Dentist – A Guest Post by Heather Cooper

13 May, 2019

This month we’re delighted to be publishing Stealing Roses, Heather Cooper’s sweeping historical debut novel set on the Isle of Wight. Ahead of publication, and with an exhibition honouring her father Eric Cooper a.k.a. ‘The Colditz Dentist’, just opened, we checked in with Heather for her thoughts on history, memory and family. We are all […]

The Road to Publication – guest post from What Falls Between the Cracks author Robert Scragg

4 October, 2017

We are delighted to welcome Robert Scragg to the Allison & Busby blog today. We will publish his debut crime novel, What Falls Between the Cracks, next April, but read on for an insight into the road to publication and an early sampler of the book… A severed hand is found in the freezer of […]

A love of letters – Guest Post by Menna van Praag

4 April, 2017

Dear Readers, We are delighted to welcome author Menna van Praag onto the A&B blog today. If you share a passion for letters and stationery, read on. For the rest of April, Menna’s latest letter writing-inspired novel, The Lost Art of Letter Writing, is just 99p on Kindle UK. Why not treat yourself! Yours sincerely, […]

He Kills Because He Cares: Guest Post from author Peter Laws

9 March, 2017

We’re delighted to welcome author Peter Laws to the A&B blog for a glimpse inside the mind of the murderer… There are lots of ways to dispatch somebody. Guns and knives are incredibly popular, and efficient too, but let’s be honest: they’re a little passé. You’ve seen (or read) them a thousand times. Dropping a […]

Travels to America – guest post from author David Hingley

19 January, 2017

We’re delighted to welcome to the blog author David Hingley, especially as it is publication day for the paperback edition of his debut historical crime novel Birthright (currently a Book of the Month with £2 off!) and its follow-up Puritan in hardback. If you’re in the mood for some adventure, travel and mystery, why not join David’s heroine Mercia Blakewood now… It […]