Margery Allingham: Where to start?

Queen of crime Margery Allingham’s oeuvre can seem intimidating to a beginner, so we’ve put together a handy guide.

 



Out Now: The Oaken Heart

Ipso Books is excited to announce that The Oaken Heart: The Story of an English Village at War by Margery Allingham is out now. Published on November 21st, this beautiful memoir is an enriching account of life in an English village during the outbreak of the Second World War.

 



Writing Tips: Checklist for New Writers

Writing is a process, and the hardest part is sitting down and putting in the graft. Below are ten easy steps to help guide you through the initial writing process, so that when you sit down to write you hopefully won’t be left staring at a blank screen.

 



Staff Picks: Halloween Reads

We hope you’ve all enjoyed our series of Haunting Halloween Reads, showcasing a wide range of authors from Bram Stoker to Alice Hoffman. As it’s the last Friday before the big day (or, big night), we thought we’d share our own favourite spooky picks, straight from the office at Ipso Books.

 



Out Now: Minute for Murder

Ipso Books is excited to announce that Minute for Murder has just been released. Published on October 19th, this novel marks the 8th installment in the Nigel Strangeways series by Nicholas Blake.

 



The Story Behind… Traitor’s Purse

Margery Allingham wrote Traitor’s Purse in 1941, originally published in the United States as The Sabotage Murder Mystery. Set during the Second World War, Allingham’s publishers questioned the plausibility of the German plot she created, only to later discover that she had imagined a secret that truly existed in German camps. A tale of amnesia, […]

 



Out Now: The Secret Vanguard & There Came Both Mist and Snow

Ipso Books is excited to announce that The Secret Vanguard and There Came Both Mist and Snow have just been released. Published on October 2nd, these novels mark the fifth and sixth installments in the Inspector Appleby series by Michael Innes. The Secret Vanguard is available to buy HERE Nobody, she said to herself, is necessarily what […]

 



Author Spotlight: Edmund Crispin

Ipso Books is proud to have published five of Edmund Crispin’s nine detective novels, available in both eBook and paperback.
Haven’t heard of him? Here’s a brief introduction…

 



Around The World: La Belle France

Autumn is in the air and with it brings the official end of summer. Are you feeling those back to work blues? Here are our five top picks of novels that will make you feel as if you’re still tanning in the South of France.

 



Out Now: Summer Round Up

It’s been a busy summer since our last round up, so here’s a quick update of all our new releases since you last heard from us.