Elly Griffiths meets fans at this year’s Bouchercon World Mystery Convention.

30th September 2013

On a five-state in five days publication tour for her 6th Ruth Galloway crime novel Dying Fall, Elly Griffiths discovered just how popular her archaeologist detective Ruth Galloway is with American readers.

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A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach

30th September 2013

At 19.00 this evening, at Southwark Cathedral, Sir John Eliot Gardiner will be hosting a night of music and discussion to coincide with the launch of his definitive biography of Johann Sebastian Bach.

TIckets are £10.00, plus booking fee and can be purchased from

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Gabriel Weston to co-present new BBC TV Health Show

20th September 2013

Doctor and writer Gabriel Weston, whose debut novel Dirty Work was published to huge acclaim in the summer, is to co-present a new BBC TV health show ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’. The first programme airs on 10 October at 8 pm on BBC 2.

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Polari First Book Prize 2013

13th September 2013

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones, by Jack Wolf, has been shortlisted for the third annual Polari First Book Prize.

The prize, for a first book which explores the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender experience, this year carries prize money of £1,000, courtesy of sponsor Societe Generale UK LGBT Network.

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Derek B Miller Shorlisted for CWA Dagger Award

4th September 2013

Norwegian by Night, published this week in paperback, has not only been picked as the first title in Waterstones Autumn Book Club, but has been nominated to join Malkom Mackay, Hanna Jameson and Thomas Mogford on the shortlist for this year’s CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award.The Judges said:

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Snapper Paperback Reviews

2nd September 2013

Lyrical, comic and packed with piercing descriptions of the natural world…” Brian Kimberling’s debut, Snapper, has been chosen as the Observer Paperback Pick of the Week.

At the same time as being down-to-earth and humorous, Snapper is suffused with a certain melancholy, and it is Kimberling’s expert balancing of all these elements that allows the novel’s insights – into who we are and where we come from – to hit home.”

Not to mention stand-out reviews in both the Times and the Sunday Times this week.

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