It’s the week the nation has been waiting for, Great British Bake Off has finally returned to our TV screens. In honour of the occasion, we’ve picked out some delicious delicacies that can be found in the novels on the Impress shelves. Lemon macaroons in The Joyce Girl A light and airy delicacy, Lucia Joyce… Read More Friday Reads: GBBO Is Back!
This week for Friday Reads, the Impress team are taking you back in time with a few titles that mark the genesis and early evolution of crime fiction. Crime fiction began its journey as weekly serialised chapters in the penny presses from the 1830s onwards and became a popular genre among all classes of society.… Read More Friday Reads: Back to Basics – The Origins of Crime Fiction
With the summer holidays in full swing, we’re sharing a selection of contemporary fiction favourites perfect for escaping, whether into another world or to a sunny holiday destination. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez The café is where the lives of five different women become intertwined. Five different women, five different stories,… Read More Friday Reads: In the Summertime
Here at Impress HQ, it’s prize season and the editorial team are reading away to decide the shortlist. In the spirit of the Impress Prize, we’re reflecting on other prize winners in the literary world this year. Enjoy! The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney McInerney won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 and the… Read More Friday Reads: Prize Winners Past, Present and Future
Today marks the publication of Alex Clare’s debut crime novel He’s Gone. When Detective Inspector Roger Bailley returns to work as Robyn, all she wants is to get on with the job she loves. But when toddler Ben Chivers is snatched from a shopping centre on Robyn’s first day, she has to find Ben –… Read More Happy Publication Day for He’s Gone!
Two communities. A shooting. Migrants on the run. Greece is caught in the jaws of economic crisis. Right-wing militias patrol the streets of Athens, and migrants Sunday and Samwells Ngone are struggling to survive in a country rife with poverty. Filoxénia is trying to carve out an independent life for herself in the city,… Read More Happy Publication Day to ‘Dead Olives’ by Jeremy Hinchliff, the exotic, sun-drenched thriller of the summer.
Over the last two weeks, a series of stunning reviews for He’s Gone have flooded in so this week’s Friday Reads is a round-up of the best bits that the book bloggers had to say. Raven Crime Reads @RavenCrime “I think this first introduction to DI Robyn Bailley and her team has enormous potential in… Read More Friday Reads: Praise for He’s Gone