Welcome to Crime Files

Crime Files is the exciting new home of the best crime and thriller fiction from the dedicated teams at Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing Group and Quercus Books.

We’ll be sharing the latest releases from big-name authors and undiscovered talents, bringing you exclusive extracts and videos of new books, getting our authors to share their inspiration for writing, and offering fantastic prizes!

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  • Theme of the Month


    This month we've got the very best crime from the very best authors! It's wall to wall showstoppers for the whole of April.



    Discover a debut

    Uncover the very best new crime writing with the Crime Files debut of the month.


    Discover a debut


  • Friction

    by, Sandra Brown

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and for …

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  • Sockpuppet

    by, Matthew Blakstad

    Twitter. Facebook. Whatsapp. Google Maps. Every day you share everything about yourself – where you …

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  • The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

    by, Vaseem Khan

    The second book in the heartwarming and charming Baby Ganesh series. For centuries the Koh-i-Noor di …

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  • River of Souls

    by, Kate Rhodes

    Jude Shelley, the daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, was assaulted and left for dead in the r …

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  • Redemption Road

    by, John Hart

    ‘One of today’s finest thriller writers – certainly in the same league as David Baldacci, John Grish …

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  • Graveyard of the Hesperides

    by, Lindsey Davis

    Life is sweet for Flavia Albia and her soon-to-be husband Faustus. But  his new job as a building co …

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  • Bank Holiday binge – box sets we’re watching this weekend

    May 27, 2016

    Bank Holiday binge – box sets we’re watching this weekend

    News, What We're Reading

    It's the bank holiday weekend - hurrah!! For most of us, that means three full days off work, and that's plenty of time to start (and possibly finish) a box set. So stock up on crisps and settle in. If you're struggling for something new, here are a few suggestions from the Crime Files team...

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  • Sarah Hilary introduces NO OTHER DARKNESS

    May 26, 2016

    Sarah Hilary introduces NO OTHER DARKNESS

    Author Q&A

    As part of a Q & A with Barry Forshaw, Sarah Hilary introduces the second novel in the Marnie Rome series, NO OTHER DARKNESS.

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  • CWA Dagger longlist announced

    May 23, 2016

    CWA Dagger longlist announced


    The Crime Writers’ Association Daggers have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over fifty years. These prestigious awards started in 1955, less than two years after the Association was founded.
    Ten Daggers are awarded annually by the CWA. The 2016 longlist was announced on 20 May and we're delighted that a number of Crime Files authors feature!

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  • Colette McBeth

    Colette McBeth

    Colette McBeth was a BBC TV News Correspondent for ten years.  She lives in West London with her husband and three young children.  She attended the F …

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