Author Picks: F.G. Cottam’s Halloween Reads

Halloween is fast approaching – the perfect time of year for a spooky book or two. To help give you some inspiration for your next haunting read, we’ve asked some of our authors for their top Halloween picks, to be posted every Friday in the run up to the big day.


New From Ipso Books – John Creasey’s The Enemy Within (Department Z)


Following the release of The Department of Death in May, and The Enemy Within this month, next month we will see the release of Dead or Alive in July to Ipso Books’ growing list of John Creasey’s Department Z novels. This will leave us with three titles left inclusive of Dead or Alive to complete the […]


New From Ipso Books – Nicholas Blake’s The Smiler with the Knife


  Following the release of There’s Trouble Brewing and The Beast Must Die in May, this month we welcome The Smiler with the Knife to Ipso Books’ growing list of Nicholas Blake’s Nigel Strangeways novels. Where else but in a Strangeways novel would you find a poet Detective? Influenced by Blake’s real life as Anglo-Irish […]


Our Favourite Christmas Reads… Kate Sundara

Our Favourite Christmas Reads (3)

The United States of Us author Kate Sundara loves to delve into the world of the mythical and wonderful  around Christmas. Her top picks for the winter months are ones that warm the heart with the magic of fairy-tales and children’s stories which she references in her novel. Some of her favourites include:   Little […]


Our Favourite Christmas Reads… Iain Ballantyne

Our Favourite Christmas Reads (3)

With Christmas only a few days away it’s time to get those last minute Christmas lists in. Bismarck author Iain Ballantyne offers his suggestions for this years stocking fillers.   Tender is the Night – F.Scott Fitzgerald The best way to get what you want from your kids – rather than just joke socks or comedy underpants – […]


Our Favourite Christmas Reads… Mavis Cheek

Our Favourite Christmas Reads (3)

From country house murders to dream dinner party guests, Parlour Games (February 2017) author Mavis Cheek is all set for her festive Christmas reads.   Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte Nothing makes me want to curl up in the warm when the wintry blasts are outside than a good 19C novel – and in Jane […]


Our Favourite Christmas Reads… Beezy Marsh

Our Favourite Christmas Reads (3)

Mr Make Believe (February 2017) author Beezy Marsh reminds us what Christmas is all about with her wintry reads that are guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and reach for another mince pie.   Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier Simply reading her first sentence, “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”, is like […]


George Bellairs series covers celebrated


We’re delighted to share with you that our cover designs for George Bellairs‘ Inspector Littlejohn mysteries have been selected as some of the best series collections of the year. Our designer, Stuart Bache, worked tirelessly on perfecting these designs, tolerating our ping-ponging from one concept to the next until we came to this. It’s all worth […]


Our Favourite Christmas Reads… F.G. Cottam

Our Favourite Christmas Reads (3)

The Christmas holidays aren’t just for reading magical stories about St Nick or classics set in a snowy countryside; they’re also the perfect time to sink into a ghost story or wander off on a grand adventure… That’s why our second author’s not-so-Christmassy-picks are great for the icy days in the run up to Christmas. Winter reads from […]


Our Favourite Christmas Reads… Helen Slavin

Our Favourite Christmas Reads (3)

In the run up to the holidays, between the manic shopping, decorating of every available surface with tinsel and glitter, and obligatory mulled wine there’s nothing better than a good book to help you slip away for an hour or five. Nosy as ever, we’ve asked our authors for their go to festive reads.   […]