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THE SWISS SKETCHBOOK

Follow Emylia Hall as she adds beautiful pieces of artwork to her blog to mark the publication of 'A Heart Bent Out of Shape'.

DAVID SUCHET EVENTS

David Suchet will be going on tour this Autumn to promote Poirot and Me - click details for dates and locations!

THE HEIST

Our ebook of the month is THE HEIST, the first adventure in an electrifying new series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.

#secrettreasures

Britain's Secret Treasures

If you've been tuning in to Britain's Secret Treasures on ITV, our book of the same name digs deeper and reveals more about many of the incredible artefacts featured on the show. With the book out now, we thought we'd give you a sneak peek at the treasures featured. A new downloadable extract will be added each week between now and the end of the series.

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Blog: Let's Party Like It's 1986!

It is over a week since Headline’s 25th birthday party and the pink dust is beginning to settle, those high heel related wounds have healed and normal service has been well and truly restored at 338 Euston Road.

...it concludes with THE BOOK OF LIFE

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES...

On the publication of the final book in Deborah Harkness’s stunning ALL SOULS trilogy we wanted to take a moment to look back to the first publication of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and remember how this unique trilogy has captured readers’ imaginations across the world.

THE DIRECTIVE

THE DIRECTIVE is new, high-octane political thriller from Matthew Quirk. It's also our ebook of the month, which is rather nice isn't it? Read an extract here...

EVERY SECOND LOST

Our Ebook of the Month is Dylan Lawson's EVERY SECOND LOST. Gripping and mesmerising from the first to last page, this is a thriller to challenge the best from master storytellers Linwood Barclay and Harlan Coben. Here's an exclusive look at the prologue...

Designing THE LONG FALL

With Julia Crouch's new novel THE LONG FALL out now, cover designer Patrick Insole explains how her stunning new cover look came about.

Book of the Month - FEAR NOTHING

Our book of the month is the latest Detective D.D. Warren thriller from Lisa Gardner.

THREE DOG NIGHT

Our July Book of the Month is already a Danish bestseller, and we think that Elsebeth Egholm is going to be HUGE in the UK in the next few years. Find out what we've got on file for THREE DOG NIGHT...

BRICKS AND MORTALITY

This month's Book of the Month is Ann Granger's BRICKS AND MORTALITY, the latest Campbell and Carter mystery from one of the nation's best-loved crime writers.

Ebook of the Month - SHOVEL READY

Our latest Ebook of the Month is the savagely compulsive debut from New York Times Magazine culture editor Adam Sternbergh: SHOVEL READY

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Blog: Snow Day

Despite the temperamental nature of the Great British weather, it doesn’t snow that often in summer. However, on Thursday 30th August there was an Alaskan chill in the air as snow clouds began to gather above 338 Euston Road.

#DavidBeckhamBook

David Beckham

David Beckham launches his new book with the world’s first truly global signing

BEAR IS BROKEN

BEAR IS BROKEN by Lachlah Smith is our Book of the Month for August. Find out more here...

SARAH HILARY

Sarah Hilary's incredible debut crime novel, SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN, is published on the 27th of February. We loved it so much we thought we'd invite Sarah along to be our author of the month, which means tackling the Crime Files quiz. Here's how she responded...

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10 Top Tips for Los Angeles

If people ever ask me about my favourite holiday ever, I don’t even have to think twice. California, October 2011. We drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco – stopping off along the way at Santa Barbara wine country (as seen in the film Sideways), San Luis Obispo, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, and Monterey. I then stayed on in San Francisco for a further two weeks, writing my second book. Living the dream! It was easily the most memorable trip I’ve ever had and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. Weirdly, one of my favourite parts of the trip was Los Angeles. LA has a bad reputation – you could easily imagine it’s a smoggy, tacky, endless sprawl full of identikit shopping malls. It can be all of those things but if you stay by the ocean, or go up in the hills, you’ll find a vibrant, arty, outdoorsy and endlessly fascinating place to explore. (It does help to be able to drive though, and have a GPS). I’d love to go back, but meanwhile I sent my heroine, Lily, there, for a family wedding that turns into a fabulous romantic adventure … Here are my top tips based on where Lily and I went: 1) Stay beside the beach – in Venice, Santa Monica, or (if you can afford it) Malibu. These places are also very handy from the airport. The Venice Beach House (where we stayed) is an adorable old-fashioned guest house that dates from the early 1900s; or try Shutters on the Beach for more updated luxe. 2) Hire a bike and cycle from Venice to Santa Monica (about two miles). You will see an unbelievable variety of local characters – think snake charmers, muscle men, rappers on segways and dogs on skateboards. 3) Be a culture vulture. Some people think there is no culture in Los Angeles. As Cher Horowitz would say: hello? As well as doing a Clueless tour, you can check out architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, the John Paul Getty Museum, LA County Museum of Art, La Brea Tar Pits, the Watts Towers, Griffith Park Observatory ... or of course do the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard, where I met Actual Tom Cruise (though he may have been an impersonator because I don’t think the real Tom Cruise would accept tips). 4) Walk, don’t drive. Walk around the Venice canals which to my mind are just as pretty as the ones in Italy; hike in Runyon Park; or walk in Griffith Park where you can see the Hollywood sign AND the original Bat Cave! Or just get up early and go for a jog along the beach – you might see surfers out catching the morning swell, or photo shoot taking place, or (if you’re Lily) a cute boy out jogging barefoot … 5) Eat amazing food. You can keep up with the latest in the food truck craze at www.roaminghunger.com, or dine at Gwyneth Paltrow’s favourite restaurants (yes, Gwyneth – she really does know her food). 6) Go vintage shopping. I’m not sure if it’s the ageing hippies, the film costume departments or the Beverley Hills ladies who wear and discard, but LA is a treasure trove for vintage clothes. The Way We Wore and Hidden Treasures (which looks like a madhouse, at the top of Topanga Canyon) are two of the best. 7) Visit the flower market, where Lily and Jesse go shopping for wedding flowers. Fact fans note: Ashton Kutcher works here in the movie Valentine’s Day! 8) Head for the hills: explore Mulholland Drive and Laurel Canyon. We ended up there by mistake because we asked the GPS to ‘avoid motorways’ when leaving Los Angeles. It was scary at the time as it was late at night, very steep and we were totally lost, but hey, we saw Mulholland Drive. 9) Don’t stay downtown or at Chateau Marmont. The Chateau is lovely but it’s on a pretty tacky part of the Sunset Boulevard strip. But do go for a drink in Bar Marmont (just don’t get hammered and miss an important family party, the way Lily does). 10) You probably don’t need this one but: drink Californian wine. It is expensive compared to wine in Europe, but it is divine – plus they don’t export it much, so it’s something you can’t get at home. An excuse for a glass of Pinot Noir if ever I heard one … For more fun in Los Angeles, don't miss LILY DOES LA, out now in ebook. And be sure to catch the rest of the Girls on Tour...

BACKTRACK author Jason Dean explains his research

Location scouting in the desert

So with BACKTRACK out in paperback, I figure now would a pretty good time to post about how I researched most of the Arizona-based locations in the book.

REVENGE

Thrilling. Compulsive. Dangerous. Our book of the month is REVENGE, the brand new novel from the phenomenal No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole.