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  • Ann Cleeves Diamond Dagger Winner 2017

    Ann Cleeves, author of four detective series and a professional writer for three decades has been awarded the Crime Writers’ of the UK Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. Those that read British crime fiction will …

  • Val McDermid’s The Wire in the Blood 20th anniversary

    It is twenty years on from the publication of the Scorpion Press collector’s edition of Val McDemid’s The Wire in The Blood. The collectors edition appeared on 23 October 1997 and all 99 copies quickly sold …

  • Colin Dexter | Tribute from the Scorpion Press

    Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, died at his home in Oxford on 20 March, 2017, aged 86. Although he started writing rather late – he was in his mid forties – and as a …

  • Electing the President | Ted Allbeury’s The Twentieth Day of January

    A former MI6 analyst finds that the American President Elect has advisors with Moscow links. The President Elect says he wants to be friends with the Kremlin, and his electoral campaign was given a boost …

  • Super Evelyn Waugh sells for £50k

     
    A rare first edition of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited has sold at Sotherby’s auction for the staggering sum of £52,500.
    The popular novel, published in 1945, was one of 50 pre-publication copies issued by the author …

  • Mr Burke’s “Rising Sun” landmark for Scorpion

    Delighted that the latest James Lee Burke, HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN by the small UK publisher Scorpion Press will have an insightful tribute by his daughter and noted thriller writer Alafair.  The edition is …

  • Name of the Rose

    The Name of the Rose (1983) was not just a novel but a way of thinking about the world. At the passing of its author Umberto Eco it is appropriate to reflect on the book …

  • Charles Cumming – A Colder War

    In A Colder War Britain’s secret intelligence operations in the Middle East are severely curtailed; botched schemes and the deaths of double agents suggests to the spymasters that a mole is a work.  When SIS’s …

  • Wallander’s creator Mankell passes

    Henning Mankell, creator of Kurt Wallander, passed away after a year long fight with cancer. His novels were favourites with modern crime fans across the world for ironically displaying an angst about the state of …

  • Intrigue and Eric Ambler

    In a recent BBC radio broadcast John Gray recalls the life and work of the thriller writer Eric Ambler and finds uncomfortable echoes of today’s society in the pages of his novels.
    “What they reveal is …

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