Where can a would-be writer go for advice on how to write? There are countless books with titles along those lines, but where is the very best advice to be found? Australian crime writer Peter Corriss once told me: “Don’t go to books on writing, but start with the books you love reading and try to write like them—that will get you started, and from there you’ll develop your own style.” Very wise advice. In fact, in many ways, the best advice. But to that I can add one writer
We are a publisher with fantastic authors. We love celebrating what they do, and how they do it. At the same time, we love working with them to produce new experiences, expand audiences, and engage new readers. Recently, Simon Parke, Author of a number of books but most recently with Marylebone House A (Very) Public School Murder, read an extract. He recorded the reading, sent in the video, our tech gremlins worked their magic, and we now have the extract live on YouTube. Enj
A longer version of this post appeared on the Slant website (the US publisher of Death Comes for the Deconstructionist). Daniel Taylor is the author of our enthralling academic thriller, 'Death Comes for the Deconstructionist: A Novel. Is The Great Gatsby a crime novel? (There’s a murder.) Crime and Punishment? (It’s in the title.) Moby Dick? (Oh the whales!) People like to make distinctions between mystery, crime, and detection fiction. But what’s the essence of a good “myst
On release week, Marylebone House was delighted to publish a series of lunchtime audio recordings. Author Sarah Meyrick read selected extracts from her wonderful debut novel, Knowing Anna, which were released via YouTube. They can be found on a playlist here.
Everyone’s favourite retired Abbot is back this May, pursuing a cold-blooded killer lurking in the corridors of the prestigious Stormhaven Towers. It was their last exchange, after fourteen years of relatively happy marriage, her words; and she’s awkward when remembering that unhappy conversation . . . ‘An issue has arisen, a serious one,’ says Jamie, head of Stormhaven Towers public school. ‘Oh?’ ‘A serious issue.’ Jamie’s been here for just eighteen months and is still maki
Marylebone House is a Fiction imprint, publishing the finest fiction that invites readers into a deeper story. With authors from across the world - the UK, Australia and the USA at last count - we publish stories that connect thoughtfully with real people. Our titles range from academic fiction to 1920's Art Deco mystery, through 1930's Country House Murders by way of modern-day pilgrimage to light clerical novels across romance, crime and mystery. The Marylebone House list i
As the evenings grow warmer and our check in times grow shorter, the Summer offers a brilliant chance to get some great books onto our devices and enthralling stories into our imaginations! Over July, in preparation for the Summer, we've discounted the eBook versions of some of our favourite Marylebone House series, to pad out your kindles, ipads, e-readers and reading lists! With massive reductions to our normal eBook prices, and the discounts applying across all digital pla