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An extract from Gretchen Berg’s THE OPERATOR

Gretchen Berg highlights a moment in her novel which stunned America in 1938…   1938   Little Charlotte was sleeping in her crib in the bedroom while Edward and Vivian listened to The Chase and […]

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Read an extract of The Grove of the Caesars by Lindsey Davis

Private Investigator Flavia Albia is back in Lindsey Davis’s next gripping and witty mystery set in Ancient Rome, The Grove of the Caesars. Publishing in April 2020, we are delighted to share a sneak-peek extract […]

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Read an extract from the start of The Bear Pit by S.G MacLean

In the 4th book of The Seeker series, Captain Seeker is back in London, on the trail of an assassin preparing to strike at the heart of Oliver Cromwell’s Republic. Take a sneak-peek at the […]

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Extract from THE UNQUIET HEART – Kaite Welsh

THE UNQUIET HEART is a richly atmospheric and gripping medical mystery, the second installment in the thrilling Sarah Gilchrist series which began with THE WAGES OF SIN.   The grey stone archway loomed overhead as […]

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Extract: Women of The Dunes by Sarah Maine

Waterstone’s Scottish Book of the Month, Women of The Dunes is now out in paperback. We are delighted to share an extract of the first chapter: Chapter 1 Ullaness, 2012, Libby When Libby Snow finally […]

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Extract: A Capitol Death by Lindsey Davis

Private Invesitgator Flavia Albia is back in Lindsey Davis’s next gripping and witty mystery set in Ancient Rome, A Capitol Death. Publishing in April 2019, we are delighted to share a sneak-peek extract of the […]

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Read an extract from Simon Scarrow’s THE BLOOD OF ROME

Ctesiphon, capital city of the Parthian Empire, March, AD 55 The setting sun lit up the broad stretch of the Tigris river, so that it gleamed like molten gold against the pale orange of the sky. The […]

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An exclusive extract from By Blood Divided by James Heneage

By Blood Divided is the new standalone novel from James Heneage, which has been collecting praise form fellow historical fiction writers at the rate Henry VIII collected wives (basically it’s getting lots). To celebrate it’s publication day, we’re treating […]

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An extract from Louise Brown’s The Himalayan Summer

Ellie had heard Francis’s story a dozen times during the previous month, and the tale changed slightly each time he told it. She knew some of it was true because she’d been there to witness it. Three months […]

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Read an extract from Karen Maitland’s THE VANISHING WITCH

Using the rake to scrape back the soiled straw down to the beaten-earth floor below, Adam threw the sodden tunic into the hole, then heaped the straw back over it. He’d only just finished when […]

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