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WTF

Robert Peston
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The Earthly Gods

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown
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The Emperor's Silver

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown
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The Imperial Banner

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown
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The Siege

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown
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The Black Stone

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown

AD 273. Obsessed by the solar religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian sets out to obtain every sacred object within his realm. But one - a mysterious rock said to channel the power of the sun god - lies beyond his reach. Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the legendary stone and is using it to raise an army against Rome.For Imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, stopping him constitutes their greatest challenge yet. Assisted by a squad of undercover soldiers and a Saracen chieftain, they trek south across the deserts of Arabia, encountering sandstorms, murderous money-lenders and a ruthless German mercenary. And when they finally reach Ilaha's mountain fortress, they face thousands of warriors who will give their lives to protect him ... and the black stone.

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The Far Shore

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown

When the deputy commander of Rome's Imperial Security Service is assassinated on the island of Rhodes, Cassius Corbulo swiftly finds himself embroiled in the investigation. Assisted once more by ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara and servant Simo, his search for the truth is complicated by the involvement of the dead man's headstrong daughter, Annia. Braving hostile seas, Cassius and his allies follow the assassin's trail south aboard a ship captained by a roguish Carthaginian smuggler and manned by his disparate, dangerous crew. Their journey leads them to the farthest reaches of the empire; to a ruined city where the rules of Roman civilization have long been abandoned, and a deadly battle of wits with a brutal, relentless foe.

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The Eleventh Hour

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown

Syria, 262 AD. Imperial agent Abascantius has failed his superiors and now faces the unwelcome prospect of a return to the legions. With only hours to work with, he will need resourcefulness and ruthlessness in equal measure if he is to salvage the situation and save himself. From Agent of Rome author Nick Brown, this compelling short story is set in the violent, corrupt underbelly of third century Antioch.

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Death This Day

Nick Brown
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Nick Brown
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This is a Love Story

Jessica Thompson
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Jessica Thompson
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The Sword of Damascus (Death of Rome Saga Book Four)

Richard Blake
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Richard Blake

The fourth book of the DEATH OF ROME SAGA is a must-read for those who loved the heroism of Gladiator and Spartacus.687 AD.Expansive and triumphant, the Caliphate has stripped Egypt and Syria from the Byzantine Empire. Farther and farther back, the formerly hegemonic Empire has been pushed - once to the very walls of its capital, Constantinople.But what is all this to old Aelric, now in his nineties, and a refugee from the Empire he's spent his life holding together? No longer the Lord Senator Alaric, Brother Aelric is writing his memoirs in the remote wastes of northern England, and waiting patiently for death. Then a band of northern barbarians turn up outside the monastery - and then another. Before he can draw another breath, Aelric is a prisoner of unknown forces, and headed straight back into the snake pit of Mediterranean hatreds. What awaits him at the end of his long and dangerous journey is a confrontation that decides the fate of all mankind.

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The Terror of Constantinople (Death of Rome Saga Book Two)

Richard Blake
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Richard Blake

If you loved Gladiator and Spartacus, you'll love the second book in the DEATH OF ROME SAGA. 610 AD. Invaded by Persians and barbarians, the Byzantine Empire is tearing itself apart in civil war. Phocas, the maniacally bloodthirsty Emperor, holds Constantinople by a reign of terror. The uninvaded provinces are turning one at a time to the usurper, Heraclius.Just as the battle for the Empire approaches its climax, Aelric of England turns up in Constantinople. Blackmailed by the Papacy to leave off his career of lechery and market-rigging in Rome, he thinks his job is to gather texts for a semi-comprehensible dispute over the Nature of Christ. Only gradually does he realise he is a pawn in a much larger game.

Nick Brown

Nick Brown grew up in Norfolk and later studied history at the University of Sussex. In 2000 he embarked on a PCGE course at the University of Exeter and began a career as a teacher of English and humanities. Having taught in England and Poland he now lives in his home town, Norwich. The Emperor's Silver is the fifth volume of the Agent of Rome series.

Chapter One: Suicide Corner

SCARP by Nick Papadimitriou

Read the first chapter of Nick Papadimitriou's SCARP.

H&S acquire a wonderful new historical crime novel

Hodder & Stoughton are very excited to announce that they will publish a wonderful new historical crime novel, The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson.

Nick Sayers describes his trip to Edinburgh with Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is such a wonderful city and at Festival time there is excitement round every corner. I went up from London on a flying visit to hear Hodder’s South African bestseller Deon Meyer talk crime fiction with Scottish author Gordon Ferris in a conversation expertly moderated by literary agent Jenny Brown. The enthusiastic audience included Deon’s own agent Isobel Dixon of Blake Friedmann, the eponymous Carole Blake herself, and Ian Rankin, who will himself be sharing a stage with Deon later this year, I believe, in Cape Town. It was an amusing and enlightening evening. At one point, Deon wanted to overcome the impression that writing about crime must be easy if you come from a society so full off crime as South Africa. He said that as a tourist, you would have no greater chance of encountering crime in South Africa than you would in Scotland. Gordon raised a rueful laugh when he said that may not be too much of a recommendation! On a more serious note, Deon said he didn’t feel an explicit responsibility to represent the whole of South African society to the world, but that he enjoyed meeting members of the police service from many different ethnic backgrounds in the course of his research, and trying to portray the way they work together in his fiction. Most violent crime in South Africa, he reminded us, is drink or drug related and involves people related or known to each other - the same rather tawdry tale as in the rest of the world. It’s the novelist’s aim to make his fiction a bit more exciting than the average ‘real’ crime, but to remain true to human behaviour. Gordon spoke very engagingly about his two bestselling series of novels, set in Glasgow in the immediately post-WW2 period, and certainly made me want to read them. With their milieu of the Glasgow Jewish community, it will be interesting to compare them with the late Campbell Armstrong’s Lou Perlman novels, a couple of which I edited when I was at HarperCollins. I’ll be writing a little about Campbell soon, incidentally. It was heartening to know also that Gordon had read Hodder’s Night Song of the Last Tram by Robert Douglas as part of his research, and I greatly enjoyed meeting him. The two authors, whose work is set so far apart in both time and distance, found much common ground in the way they make stories that come out of social situations and both gave every indication that there are many more exciting novels still to come. Later at dinner with distinguished Edinburgh booksellers Claire Leach of Blackwell’s , Marie Moser and Cat Anderson of the Edinburgh Bookshop and Stephen Gourlay of Waterstones, Deon talked about the films he has been making in South Africa. He has directed Last Tango, an Afrikaans-language film based on one of his own short stories (despite speaking perfectly in English, he says he can only write in his native Afrikaans) to considerable acclaim. Furthermore, various options that have been taken out by big studios on the novels for international movies. Fingers crossed that we see Dead Before Dying on the big screen before too long, and Deon back here for a longer visit. Deon’s novel 7 Days is published in paperback on 24 October 2013. You can follow him @MeyerDeon and www.deonmeyer.com Photo: Deon signs books for fans after the talk

Robert Peston

Robert Peston is ITV's political editor, presenter of the politics show Peston on Sunday and founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools (www.speakers4schools.org). He has written four books, How Do We Fix This Mess?, Who Runs Britain?, Brown's Britain and WTF. For a decade until the end of 2015, he was at the BBC, as economics editor and business editor. Previously he was City editor at the Sunday Telegraph, political editor and financial editor at the FT, a columnist for the New Statesman, and at the Independent in various roles. Peston has won more than 30 awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year from the Royal Television Society. His blog is itv.com/robertpeston, on Facebook he is facebook.com/pestonITV and he is @peston on Twitter.

Hodder to publish outstanding historical crime debut

Hodder to publish outstanding historical crime debut

Richard Blake

Richard Blake is a historian, broadcaster and university lecturer. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.www.richardblake.me.uk

Chapter One

BROKEN HARBOUR, by Tana French

Read the first chapter of Tana French's newest novel, BROKEN HARBOUR.