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by Random House NZ on 1 April 2015
The Scandinavians seem to have an uncanny knack for producing some fantastic crime thrillers, but there are so many to choose from it’s almost impossible to know where to start. So here is a list of our top five favourite Scandinavian crime books.
Paula Hawkins the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN answers five questions about her brilliant debut thriller and her writing career.
by Catherine Robertson on 1 April 2015
Rich in myth, mystery, warmth and wit, The Hiding Places by Catherine Robertson is a touching novel about what it means to be alive – and is the perfect addition to your reading group or book club.
by Random House NZ on 30 March 2015
Ebury Press are delighted to announce the acquisition of The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire by YouTube phenomenons Dan Howell and Phil Lester.
We reveal the UK and Commonwealth cover for Go Set a Watchman by the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, to be published on 14th July 2015.
by Random House NZ on 18 March 2015
The New Zealand Book Council and the Auckland Writers Festival are pleased to announce this year’s Great Kiwi Classic is Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame.
It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce that author Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66.
by Random House NZ on 13 March 2015
Tanya Moir's new book, The Legend of Winstone Blackhat is a powerfully realised novel that weaves the past with the present and the real with the imaginary. Moving, inventive and hard-hitting, this is the perfect New Zealand read for book clubs.
This is lovely and crunchy recipe from my baking book Jo Seagar Bakes. It's not at all cakey, and it has a thin layer of gingery topping, not an icing. Ginger lovers will adore it. This is Ginger Crunch like Granny used to make – not the iced shortcake slice so often served in cafés as a pretend Ginger Crunch.
by Random House NZ on 11 March 2015
These five books are full of wonderful reasons to turn on the night light, plump up the pillows and settle in for some page-turning tales. We recommend taking these books to bed.