News & Events: Book Launches

Looking for Evelyn: a romantic thriller in the heart of Africa

Looking for Evelyn: a romantic thriller in the heart of Africa

Looking for Evelyn, the new novel by Maggie Ritchie published on 22 June 2017, combines love, secret …

Exploring the eternal allure of islands

Exploring the eternal allure of islands

The Island in Imagination and Experience, published on June 15, is a genuinely unique book that expl …

The Paper Cell: the first title in Contraband’s new “Pocket Crime Collection”

The Paper Cell: the first title in Contraband’s new “Pocket Crime Collection”

The Paper Cell, by debut author Louise Hutcheson, is the first in an occasional series of quality cr …

In 2020, Britain is at breaking point…

In 2020, Britain is at breaking point…

2020, the extraordinary new literary thriller by Kenneth Steven published on 25 May 2017, is nothing …

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 …