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Over the years there have been many duos that give our Crime & Thriller reading that extra ingredient that makes the book more exciting, enticing and entertaining. Check out our favourite crime duos . . . 

Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the most hotly anticipated films of all time, coming to theatres in 2015. Check out the trailer here!

Seven Penguin Random House books as finalists in the Fiction, Illustrated Non-fiction, General Non-fiction and Booksellers' Choice categories of the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards.

Random House’s celebration of modernist architecture, Modern, has dominated the PANZ Book Design Awards winning not only the overall Gerard Reid Award for Best Book, but also the Best Illustrated Book and the Best Typography awards.

RHNZ sales team member Stacy Collins was lucky enough to read the manuscript of The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansena few months earlier than publication and it quickly became her new obsession. Check out her list of her top 5 Fantasy Royals.

Penguin Random House Sales Rep of the Year, Louise Crisp, knows good books, and Lisa Jewell's  is high on her list. Lisa's new book The Third Wife takes us beyond the perfect exterior of a family to the hidden world of secrets and desires. 

Congratulations to Alan Duff for being longlisted for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. 

A story about the death of a little girl; the grief of a mother, a father, siblings; the rippling after-effect of this tragedy on the lives of a loving Mormon family – the very premise made me sad. But A Song for Issy Bradley turned out to be an absolutely worthwhile read.

Read a free sample from PERSONAL, the new Jack Reacher by Lee Child before it's released in September.

Jul 14

An interview with Carys Bray

by Random House NZ on 14 July 2014

Carys Bray is the debut author of the incredibly touching, funny and unforgettable A Song For Issy Bradley. It’s a novel which Nick Hornby has dubbed ‘a terrific book. It’s wry, smart…moving and comforting. I loved it.’ Here we get to know the incredibly talented Carys a little better…