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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  • Freefall

    by, Adam Hamdy

    James Patterson hailed Adam Hamdy’s first PENDULUM novel as ‘one of the best thrillers of the year’. …

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  • The Night Visitor

    by, Lucy Atkins

    How far would you go to save your reputation? The stunning new noir thriller from the author of the …

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  • Salt Lane

    by, William Shaw

    No-one knew their names, the bodies found in the water. There are people here, in plain sight, that …

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  • Grist Mill Road

    A captivating psychological thriller about three teenagers bound together by one terrible event that …

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  • What Lies Within

    by, Annabelle Thorpe

    An intense, claustrophobic psychological novel about the dark side of expat life, and what being out …

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  • Too Close to Breathe

    by, Olivia Kiernan

    Olivia Kiernan’s debut is a bold, brilliant thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breat …

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  • Gerald Seymour

    Gerald Seymour

    Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY’S GAME. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubl …

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