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.

 



Author Picks: Mavis Cheek’s Halloween Reads

With a week and a half left until Halloween, we’ve asked Mavis Cheek, author of Parlour Games, for her favourite spooky reads to suit the season.

 



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, […]

 



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.

 



Out Now: Introducing Michael Innes to Ipso Books

Innes Michael forward facing

On July 17th we begin reissuing Michael Innes’ Sir John Appleby novels, starting with the release of Death at the President’s Lodging and Hamlet, Revenge! Michael Innes is the pseudonym of John Innes Mackintosh Stewart. Innes was a Scottish novelist and academic. He is equally well known for the works of literary criticism and contemporary novels […]

 



Out Now: The Devil and Her Son

The Devil and Her Son

We are thrilled to announce that July 11th saw the release of The Devil and Her Son, the third of the ‘lost’ Margery Allingham novels written under her thriller pseudonym, Maxwell March. Margery Allingham, queen of golden age crime, is revered for her detective mysteries involving traditional British sleuth, Albert Campion. But there’s another side to […]

 



New from Ipso Books – Nicholas Blake’s The Beast Must Die

The Beast Must Die

“I am going to kill a man. I don’t know his name, I don’t know where he lives, I have no idea what he looks like. But I am going to find him and kill him…” Nicholas Blake’s crime classic, The Beast Must Die, is the first of the Nigel Strangeways mysteries to be published […]