News & Events: Book Launches

Dominic Queste is back – but playing a deadly game

Dominic Queste is back – but playing a deadly game

Tag – You’re Dead is the new hard-hitting crime thriller with an edge of dark wit from McIlvanney pr …

Announcing Graeme Macrae Burnet’s new novel: The Accident on the A35

Announcing Graeme Macrae Burnet’s new novel: The Accident on the A35

Graeme Macrae Burnet – author of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted His Bloody Project – returns with …

Dog Fight: when ‘Fight Club’ comes to Britain’s streets

Dog Fight: when ‘Fight Club’ comes to Britain’s streets

Kenny O’Neill, a villain with a conscience, returns in an intelligent and hard-hitting thriller of e …

Ed’s Dead – The female of the species really is more deadly than the male

Ed’s Dead – The female of the species really is more deadly than the male

Ed’s Dead, the heart-stopping new crime thriller by Russel D McLean, is out on 16 March 2017. It’s t …

The G-String Murders: Gypsy Rose Lee’s classic pulp fiction

The G-String Murders: Gypsy Rose Lee’s classic pulp fiction

Contraband proudly introduces naughty 1940s noir from the legendary burlesque queen who was an unlik …

Cross Purpose: a new voice for older women in crime fiction

Cross Purpose: a new voice for older women in crime fiction

Cross Purpose, the exciting debut crime thriller by Claire MacLeary out on 23 February 2017, is unqu …

A touching story of family secrets, long-lost relatives and childhood in the post-war years

A touching story of family secrets, long-lost relatives and childhood in the post-war years

Double Exposure, a memoir by the poet Brian Johnstone published on 23 February 2017, explores the al …

Badger and Skylark: Two new Encounters in the Wild titles

Badger and Skylark: Two new Encounters in the Wild titles

Supremely talented nature writer Jim Crumley returns with two new additions to his hugely popular En …

“A white-knuckle, wisecracking thrill ride”

“A white-knuckle, wisecracking thrill ride”

Douglas Skelton’s The Dead Don’t Boogie – a hard-hitting and witty crime thriller with more pop cult …

Join us for launch of new Contraband titles

Join us for launch of new Contraband titles

An exciting couple of days are coming up with launch events for new crime thrillers by Douglas Skelt …