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New Fiction (Buried River Press): The Music Room by Laura Kalpakian

The Music Room by Laura Kalpakian Young Marcella McNeill’s family are always rehearsing: her father is an actor, her mother Valerie an aspiring opera singer, her grandmother Gloria a renowned violinist. During the summer of 1969 – after their parents’ bitter divorce – Marcella and her little sister Rose-Renee are sent to live with their […]

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Wendy Perriam: ‘Mother’s Day – And we’re all awash with schmaltz’

Wendy Perriam on mothers in fiction. ‘“Mothers are angels in human form, divinities on earth”; “God moulded my mother’s heart from gold and put shining stars in her eyes”. Such tributes paid to mothers online are surely only fitting for unbelievable paragons like Marmee in Little Women. Most psychologists agree that the mother/child relationship, and […]

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New fiction: A Narrow Victory by Faith Martin

A Narrow Victory Once again, ex-DI Hillary Greene is delving into the archives, trying to discover who killed an interior designer at a New Years’ Eve Party in 1999. Somebody clearly didn’t want Felix Olliphant to enjoy the momentous occasion of seeing in not only a brand new year, but a brave new millennium. The trouble is, the more […]

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Wendy Perriam: ‘All set for Valentine’s Day!’

Wendy Perriam talks to us about Valentine’s Day and romance in her recent works. ‘Brilliant lovers sound just the ticket for Valentine’s Day! If we’re lucky enough to have one in our life, we can expect a profusion of hearts, flowers and chocolates on 14 February – and of course fireworks in the sack! But, […]

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New fiction: The Barchester Murders by G.M. Best (Buried River Press)

Ahead of the bicentenary of Anthony Trollope’s birth in April of this year, we publish The Barchester Murders, featuring the writer alongside many of his characters Anthony Trollope finds the beautiful city of Barchester idyllic on visiting it for the first time. This idyll is, however, soon shattered when the body of Thomas Rider is […]

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OUT NOW: A Full Churchyard by Nicholas Rhea

A FULL CHURCHYARD Detective Inspector Montague Pluke, of CID, is England’s most superstitious police officer. With crime at its lowest level for years, he decides to conduct a cold-case review. But there are no major unsolved crimes so, alerted by his wife, Millicent, to a large number of recent deaths – all attributed to natural […]

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Fate Has No Mercy

OUT NOW: Fate Has No Mercy by David Creed

Fate Has No Mercy Fate Has No Mercy describes the path followed by one man on his way to an archaeological discovery, potentially of extraordinary importance, his crisis of conscience and the cruel decisions he must take: if he publishes his findings, he may well seriously damage the lives of people he has come to […]

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The End of a Journey by Grace Thompson

OUT NOW: The End of a Journey by Grace Thompson

Grace Thompson lives in Swansea. She has a son and a daughter, as well as five grandchildren. Her previous books, also published by Hale, include Nothing is Forever, Gull Island, Goodbye to Dreams and Pity the Lonely Dreamers. The End of a Journey by Grace Thompson Zena Martin and her brother, Greg, are content with […]

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The Sea Inside His Head

Theresa Le Flem Heads to Canterbury for a Book Signing and Talk to Discuss ‘The Sea Inside His Head’

A daughter of the artist Cyril Hamersma, Theresa was raised in London and married at nineteen. After having three children in quick succession she trained as a hairdresser, took up pottery but ended up working in a factory to pay the bills. After her eventual divorce she married again in 2006. Finally, having the support […]

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