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Charlie Gallagher and Police Procedural TV Shows

I can see why I was asked for my opinion on police themed TV shows. Firstly, I write police thrillers so it’s my business to know what is good and appealing to audiences. Secondly, I worked as a police officer for thirteen years, living the life… Read More
Going to the flicks in 1941

Going to the Flicks in 1941

Pam Lecky, author of Her Secret War, discusses film in 1941. Like most young people in the forties, my heroine, Sarah Gillespie, in Her Secret War, is obsessed with cinema and spends all of her hard-earned, but meagre wages, on film tickets and cinema… Read More
The Killer in the Snow Extract

The Killer in the Snow | Extract

Whenever James was reminded of the serial killer who struck in Kirkby Abbey a year ago, he found it hard not to dwell on it. Now, as he left the cottage and drove towards Kendal, the memories came rushing back. He could still picture those dreadful crime scenes with unwelcome… Read More
Five Thrillers to Read this Halloween 2021

Five Thrillers to Read this Halloween 2021

Halloween is a spooky time of year, and the perfect time to read a page-turning thriller. At Avon, we publish psychological thrillers, domestic thrillers and crime thrillers galore. Here are five newly released or upcoming thrillers to read over Halloween 2021. Trick or… Read More
Four Staycation Reads to Enjoy This Summer

Four Staycation Reads to Enjoy This Summer

With the summer upon us, now is the time to enjoy some heartwarming, escapist reads. If you’re not able to travel abroad to enjoy a beach read – we’ve got just the thing for you! Feel the sunshine on your face at a nearby park, or simply from the comfort… Read More
Best Beach Reads for 2021

Best Beach Reads for 2021

Whether you’re a thriller fan or a lover of romance, having a good book to read on the beach is a requirement for a good holiday or summer outing. Beach reads are a summer staple in all formats. Whatever you’re looking for in a book, we have you covered. Read More
Writing tips from a debut author

Writing tips from a debut author

Being called a debut author is a funny old thing. It’s delightful, thrilling, and just a wee bit daunting. In 2019, I won the Big Issue x Avon Books Crime Writing Competition, for which the prize was a two-book publishing deal. To say I was excited would be a gross… Read More
The History behind Wartime with the Cornish Girls

The History behind Wartime with the Cornish Girls

CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES I’ve lived and worked in Cornwall for well over a decade now. It’s a peaceful, largely rural area, so you can imagine my astonishment on discovering that the underwater transatlantic cables that keep Britain’s internet running come ashore on a beach near where I live. When… Read More
Hannah Sunderland Bookshelf Tour

Hannah Sunderland’s Bookshelf Tour

  Hannah Sunderland’s Bookshelf Tour My bookshelves have always been a sacred space and I’m pretty sure that I spend more time reorganising them to look pretty than I do actually reading the books on there. I do struggle to read when I’m writing, as my own stories tend to… Read More
The Lake Exclusive Extract

Exclusive Extract of The Lake by Louise Sharland

1 The small patch of sand and scrubland that borders the lake is nearly empty; just a woman and her young son skipping stones. A few metres out, a paddleboarder has paused his journey to take in the view. I try my best to appreciate the beauty, but everything about… Read More
#PitMad

Submit to us via #PitMad

We’re taking part in #PitMad on Twitter today! #PitMad is a Twitter-focused pitch day for writers, particularly diverse voices, to pitch their novels and ideas to a large group of editors actively looking for new writing. How to take part To take part, simply write a short… Read More
Love in Lockdown Extract

Exclusive Extract from Love in Lockdown

Read an exclusive extract from Love in Lockdown by Chloe James ‘I’ve had an idea.’ This sounds ominous. ‘Mmm,’ I say noncommittally. Jess is fab and I adore her, but I can tell this is her I’m-about-to-start-trying-to-manage-your-life tone. ‘I happened to come across this app the other day that could… Read More
An interview with the Avon x Big Issue competition winner: Louise Sharland

An interview with Louise Sharland

An interview with the Avon x Big Issue competition winner, Louise Sharland: How did you find out about the Avon x Big Issue writing competition? One of my previous roles was working for the homelessness charity Crisis UK as a Work and Learning Coach, so I have a deep connection… Read More
The Lucky Escape celebrating our partners

The Lucky Escape | Celebrating our Partners

Now more than ever, we feel it’s important to promote small businesses – and so we’ve teamed up with two independent, online shops to create a bespoke mailer filled with gorgeous items in celebration of Laura Jane Williams’s new book The Lucky Escape. Please join us… Read More
The Shadow Man Extract

Extract Share: The Shadow Man by Helen Fields

Chapter One A sleeping woman watched over by the stranger who had hidden for hours in the shadowed bay of her bedroom curtains. That’s all there was to the scene. He was a spider, patient and unmoving, poised to drop and stun his prey. There was no malice to it. Read More