Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
popularity of psychological thrillers shows little sign of abating,
with commissioning editors at the London Book Fair signing up many
such titles—including one pre-empted for a seven-figure sum in the
has bagged two further Hercule Poirot novels by crime writer Sophie
Hannah. The publisher acquired world English-language rights for the
continuation novels starring Agatha Christie’s iconic character.
imprint Mills & Boon has launched Dare, a new series of
"sexually graphic storytelling [with] strong, independent women
and sizzling hot heroes", with "highly explicit sexual