by Kate on Jul 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm
Whilst in New York earlier this year, Lee Child and Marcus Sakey met up to discuss Marcus’s latest book The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes which is out now.
Lee is a huge fan of Marcus’s writing, especially for this new book. Here is a short interview of them talking about the book, Marcus’s rather extreme research and also what they love most about writing crime and thriller novels.
by Lynsey on Jun 26, 2012 at 10:20 am
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter’s The Long Earth was published last week and follows the journey of Joshua and Lobsang as they travel on the Mark Twain across parallel earths!
by Jonny on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm
Family and Friends came together last night to celebrate the launch of Adam Smith’s Beautiful Brutality. Among those in attendance were six World champions and four British, European and Commonwealth champions at ten different weights.
iFilm London were also at the launch, and have produced a fantastic video to celebrate Adam’s launch.
by Kate on Jun 8, 2012 at 10:20 am
Congratulations to the following people on winning a copy of The Watchers by Jon Steele:
We will be contacting you by email.
This week sees the release of a magical debut novel by Jon Steele, The Watchers in paperback.
To celebrate this release we have a limited amount of competition copies to send out to a few lucky readers. To get your hands on a copy just let us know, in the comment space below, which country the setting for this book, Lausanne, is situated. The closing date for entries is 22nd June 2012 and winners will be announced here and notified.
To find out more about The Watchers, take a look at this video following Jon around the different real-life locations that inspired his writing. VIDEO
Praise for The Watchers:
by Lynsey on Apr 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm
On Thursday 26th April the fifth book from the Queen of chilling crime fiction, S. J. Bolton is unleashed on an unsuspecting book reading public! Dead Scared follows DC Lacey Flint and DI Mark Joesbury, introduced in Now You See Me, through a gripping and terrifying case involving students taking their own lives at Cambridge University. Is it simply suicide or something more sinister. Take a look at the fantastic book trailer below for a sneak peek!
by Kate on Mar 29, 2012 at 8:41 am
Yesterday in the centre of a very sunny Trafalgar Square in London, a reading Flash Mob of more than 100 people took place. This was all part of a Global Flash Mob for the Pay It Forward Foundation that was set at 4pm on 28th March. There were flash mobs everywhere from Australia and Brazil to America and Slovenia!
The Pay It Forward global movement was launched from the bestselling novel Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde to promote random acts of kindness. Whilst inspiring the Foundation of the same name, Catherine’s novel was also made into a Warner Bros. film starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt in 2000.
Wednesday’s international event was organised to remind people to take time out of their busy days to help others without expecting anything in return and what best to do this with than a good book.
Flash mobbers were asked to bring a book that inspired them to swap/pay forward to someone else. At 4pm three people in bowlers hats signaled the start of the flashmob, at this signal, everyone sat down and took some time to reflect on a book that inspired them. After another signal everyone disperses and either swapped their book with someone else who attended the flash mob, or passed it on to a complete stranger.
It was great to see how these small random acts of kindness had the potential to change someone’s life and to feel a part of a global movement of change.
You can see where the other flash mob locations were around the world if you visit the facebook page
Catherine Ryan Hyde’s original novel Pay It Forward all starts with a social studies teacher’s extra-credit project: Think of an idea for world change, and put it into action.
Whilst this proves a little ambitious for most of the class, twelve-year-old Trevor thinks he will start by doing something good for three people. But instead of paying him back, he will ask them to “pay it forward” by doing a favour for three more people. If it all goes to plan, Trevor thinks, it will be the start of a long chain of human kindness . . .
Catherine works closely with the global Pay It Forward Foundation to keep this going and is an element she adheres to in many of her novels since.
Today, Bantam Press publish her latest novel ‘When You Were Older’ in hardback. For more information and to order a copy click here.
by Lynsey on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:37 am
This week Transworld is thrilled to be publishing The Story of the Streets by Mike Skinner, the book the Guardian is calling ‘one of pop’s greatest memoirs’
Mike traveled to some of the locations now made famous from the album covers of The Streets to record three video extracts from the book. Below you can see the location for the cover of Original Pirate Material, the tower block Kestrel House in Islington, where Mike went to read the book.
We hope you enjoy the video! More to come…
by Lynsey on Mar 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Today is the publication day for Pauline Quirke’s new memoir Where Have I Gone?
To mark this special occasion Pauline appeared on QVC’s the Breakfast Show this morning. Catch up with her on their blog by clicking on the link below:
Happy Publication Day Pauline!
by Lynsey on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:00 am
by Kate on Sep 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Tonight Tess Gerritsen’s hugely popular crime fighting duo are coming to our screens on Sky channel Alibi at 10pm.
Based on her best-selling novels, the Rizzoli & Isles series has become a massive hit in the sates and now has make its way onto UK channel Alibi.
Starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, Rizzoli & Isles follows Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles; a chalk-and-cheese partnership on the hunt for some of Boston’s most notorious murderers and figures in the criminal underworld.
Supported wholeheartedly by Tess herself you can join in the discussion through her tweets @TessGerritsen or on her facebook page.
Watch the gripping trailer for the first episode here: