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08 May 2014 - 11:05
Submitted by: Graham Masterton

Red Light, the third novel featuring Detective Katie Maguire of An Garda Síochána, the Irish police, is especially important to me because it concerns the continuing tragedy of people trafficking and sex slavery. It also deals with the highly contentious issue of legalised prostitution.

08 May 2014 - 10:05
Submitted by: Alex Howard

John Milton, poet and polemicist, famously found the problem of depicting good in Paradise Lost difficult. Heaven is boring.  Evil was much simpler. We can all picture Hell easily enough, fire and brimstone usually does it, or take a look at Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ for a more psychedelic version.

07 May 2014 - 01:05
Submitted by: C.J. Box

There’s a killer on the road

His brain is squirming like a toad…

Jim Morrison, The Hitchiker

 

The Highway is the scariest book I’ve ever written.

02 May 2014 - 05:05
Submitted by: Ben Cheetham

Bleakness and beauty. Two elements vital to crime fiction. Sheffield does bleakness well. Walk a few miles in the footsteps of Angel, the former prostitute whose rage drives the plot of Angel Of Death, and you’ll see what I mean. Enter the city from the north east, as she does, and you pass through the industrial sprawl of Attercliffe. Much of the steel industry the city is famous for is gone, a victim of Thatcherite policies that dumped an entire generation on the dole scrapheap. What remains, though, has a kind of faded grandeur.

02 May 2014 - 12:05
Submitted by: Becci

Head of Zeus are delighted to announce that they have entered into a partnership with bestselling thriller writer Philip Kerr to publish his new Scott Manson series

01 May 2014 - 04:05
Submitted by: Amanda Ridout

A book fair is always a good time to take stock - as a constant in an ever-changing world - and for Head of Zeus this London Book Fair marks an important moment.  Our first full calendar year of trading ended at the turn of the calendar year 13/14 and we are now in a good position to share our progress against our founding principles and where we go next in pursuit of our strategic aims.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:04
Submitted by: Lesley Thomson - author

‘Erected in memory of S.L. Swaab Esq. His knowledge like a spring of refreshing water flowed ever during life for the relief of the suffering.’

10 Apr 2014 - 03:04
Submitted by: Jane Lythell

Two words sum up my first ever visit to the London Book Fair: inspiring and exhausting.

Everywhere you looked book titles and posters shouted at you from the wealth of publishers’ stands. I saw national displays from Armenia, China, Czech Republic, Iceland, Latvia, Slovakia and the Sultanate of Oman to name but a few.

I liked the Russian slogan: Read Deep, Read Moscow, Read Russia. I also liked the way the International Rights Centre, reached by a vertiginous escalator, was divided into sections: Austen; Chaucer, Dickens, Woolf.

10 Apr 2014 - 12:04
Submitted by: Becci

We are delighted to announce today that we have entered into a multi-book joint venture publishing partnership with the internationally bestselling thriller writer Joseph Finder. Under the agreement HoZ will publish two new stand-alone thrillers and seven backlist titles over the next two years. CEO Amanda Ridout brokered the deal with Clare Alexander of Aitken Alexander.

03 Apr 2014 - 02:04
Submitted by: Kaz

1950s Liverpool. In the tight-knit Irish Catholic community of the Four Streets, two girls are growing up.

One is motherless - and hated by the cold woman who is determined to take her dead mother's place. Will her adored father wake up to what is happening before it is too late?

The other is hiding a dreadful secret which she dare not let slip to anyone, lest it rips the heart out of the community. And yet, how long can she possibly live with it?

27 Mar 2014 - 10:03
Submitted by: Dana Stabenow - HoZ author

Fifty years ago today, in 1964, Alaska was hit by the most powerful earthquake America had ever seen. The damage was unprecedented: 139 lives were lost, buildings were destroyed beyond repair and some areas ended up permanently underwater. Dana Stabenow was just 12 years old at the time, but can still remember every detail... 


I'm from Seldovia, a village in southcentral Alaska. There is no road, you could and still can get to it only by boat or plane.

21 Mar 2014 - 10:03
Submitted by: Kaz

We will release eBooks of all 21 of Ellis Peters' Cadfael Chronicles on 1 June 2014. It is the first time the genre-defining, bestselling medieval crime series has been available electronically.

20 Mar 2014 - 12:03
Submitted by: Nicolas

Paddy Power Political Book Awards 2014 Polemic of the Year

And the votes are in… Daniel Hannan has won Paddy Power’s Political Book Awards Polemic of the Year with How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters. The awards were presented last night in glorious, 85-ft 3D at the BFI IMAX.

The judges were looking for a powerfully persuasive book that covered previously uncharted territory, sparked discussion and beguiled readers. And Daniel’s book is just that – a passionate, page-turning story of how the inhabitants of a damp island on the western tip of the Eurasian landmass stumbled upon the extraordinary idea that the state was the servant, and not the master, of the individual.