Quintin Jardine’s State Secrets out in paperback today!

We’re delighted that State Secrets, the 28th book in Quintin Jardine’s Bob Skinner series is released in paperback today.

A shocking act of violence at the Palace of Westminster draws Edinburgh’s toughest cop into a complex new case…

Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is long out of the police force but trouble has a habit of following him around. So it is that he finds himself in the Palace of Westminster as a shocking act befalls the nation. Hours before the Prime Minister is due to make a controversial statement, she is discovered in her office with a letter opener driven through her skull.

Is the act political? Personal? Or even one of terror? Skinner is swiftly enlisted by the Security Service to lead the investigation. Reunited with Met Police Commander Neil McIlhenney, he has forty-eight hours to crack the case – before the press unleash their wrath.

There are many in the tangled web of government with cause to act. But the outcome will be one that not even Skinner himself could predict…

Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter May, State Secrets has been winning praise since its hardback publication last October: ‘Gripping, complex and seemingly impossible to resolve until the carefully-crafted finale’, said one reader, and the Observer noted that it’s ‘well constructed, fast-paced…with many an ingenious twist and turn’.

You can get your own copy of State Secrets in paperback here . . .

. . . and you can stay up to date with Quintin and his writing on Twitter @QuintinJardine

Fergus Barnaby Goes On Holiday – now in paperback!

We’re so delighted to see Fergus Barnaby Goes On Holiday published in paperback today – making it all the easier for you to pack it on your own summer holidays!

Fergus Barnaby is going on holiday. He has packed his suitcase… but there’s something missing.

He has lent his bucket and spade to Fred!
And his swimming goggles to Emily Rose!
And his kite to Teddy!

Off he goes to fetch them – will the holiday ever begin?

Fergus has been charming young and old readers alike since he arrived in hardback last year – and with his holiday adventures being published in paperback, we can’t wait for a new admirers to love him, and Dave Barrow’s fantastic artwork, too!

You can get your own paperback copy of Fergus Barnaby Goes On Holiday here . . .

. . . and you can follow Dave’s writing and illustration work on Twitter @DaveBarrow3

Embassy of the Dead is published today!

Congratulations to Will Mabbitt, as his new book Embassy of the Dead is published today!

Welcome to the Embassy of the Dead. Leave your life at the door. (Thanks.)

When Jake opens a strange box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper to drag him to the Eternal Void (yep, it’s as fatal as it sounds) and now he’s running for his life! But luckily Jake isn’t alone – he can see and speak to ghosts.

Jake and his deadly gang (well dead, at least) – Stiffkey the undertaker, hockey stick-wielding, Cora, and Zorro the ghost fox – have one mission: find the Embassy of the Dead and seek protection. But the Embassy has troubles of its own and may not be the safe haven Jake is hoping for . . .

Embassy of the Dead is the perfect spine-tingling tale for fans of Mabel Jones and A Place Called Perfect.

You can get your own copy of Embassy of the Dead here . . .

. . . and stay up to date with Will’s writing adventures on Twitter @gomabbitt

Am I Yours? is out today!

Happy publication day to Alex Latimer, whose latest gorgeous picture book, Am I Yours? is out today!

‘Excuse me, please, but am I yours? I’m sure I am a dinosaur’s!’

When an icy wind pushes an egg from its nest, five friendly dinosaurs must get it home before dark. But who does the lost egg belong to? And will they figure it out in time?

With beautiful illustrations and lots of dinosaurs, this charming and lovely book is an instant classic. We love it!

You can get your own copy of Am I Yours? here . . .

. . . and you can stay up to date with Alex’s work on Twitter @almaxlat