NEWS: Val McDermid Unveils ‘New Blood’ Authors for 2020

The acclaimed author has today revealed the hotly tipped ‘New Blood’ authors for 2020, showcasing the year’s best breakout crime writing talent. Since 2004, Val McDermid has curated an annual celebration of the most formidable debuts taking the crime and thriller genre by storm, with an invitation to join the line-up of the world’s largest… Read More

NEWS: Longlist Announced for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

The longlist for the 2020 UK and Ireland award was announced today. Now in its 16th year, the longlist for the 2020 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced – including a mixture of well established authors and those who have made their debut. The award, which is presented by Harrogate… Read More

Books to Look Out For…August 2017

With so many new releases coming up, here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some that might take your fancy when they are released next month…  1. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz: (released 24th August) this is a brand new detective series based in London by the acclaimed author featuring plenty of buried secrets,… Read More

Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

This re imagining of one of Jane Austen’s lesser remembered novels by one of the best known crime novelists is part of the The Austen project and certainly adds perhaps more detail and depth to the story than perhaps the original has. In contrast to Austen’s original book which was set in Bath, McDermid sets the… Read More