February 2022

Extract: The Milk Tart Murders by Sally Andrew

This entry was posted on 24 February 2022.

When Oom Frik dies during a vintage movie screening in Ladismith, Tannie Maria and her policeman boyfriend Henk are on the scene.When a second body turns up, there’s a clue: a letter addressed to Tannie Maria asking for advice – and a milk tart recipe. Fifty-plus agony aunt Maria and feisty young journalist Jessie conduct their own treasure hunt and murder investigation.

Extract: Steal by James Patterson & Howard Roughan

This entry was posted on 23 February 2022.

When a suicidal sophomore in his Abnormal Psychology class goes missing, Dr Dylan Reinhart becomes wrapped up in multi-million-dollar secrets and danger when the student's powerful father turns to him for help. It’ll take every bit of his expertise, and the help of NYPD Detective, Elizabeth Needham, to close the case. Can he stay ahead of his enemy ... and his employer? The third thrilling instalment of James Patterson’s Instinct series.


Extract: Stirring the Pot by Quraisha Dawood

This entry was posted on 22 February 2022.

Dive into this swirl of madams and maids, women and their husbands, children, grandchildren, and in-laws, a world bristling with life and vitality, amid judgements and forgiveness, secrets and lies, expectations and disappointments. Prepare for a wedding, a theft, Ramadaan, and a passing, while delicious recipes for traditional cuisine add local spice to life at Summer Terrace.



Marian Keyes on Writing

This entry was posted on 10 February 2022.

Marian Keyes’ writing is warm, witty and fearlessly honest with characters and relationships that are so relatable, we see them in ourselves, our friends and our own family. Sheer storytelling magic. But with 15 novels (and her long-anticipated sequel to Rachel's Holiday - Again, Rachel - is out now!), how does she seem to just get it so right time after time? Here is some insight from the woman herself.



Q&A with The Man Who Never Was Author Douglas Kruger

This entry was posted on 09 February 2022.

The Man Who Never Was is a moving novel that strikes to the heart of parents. In this Q&A, author Douglas Kruger chats about making the move from finance- to fiction writing, where he got the idea for the novel and a parent’s sacrifice.



Many people know you as a prolific writer of books on finance. Did you always know there was some fiction in you, too?

Q&A with Wahala Author Nikki May

This entry was posted on 09 February 2022.

Wahala is a darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on love, race and family, through the experiences of three mixed-race friends living in London. In this Q&A, author Nikki May chats about expectations on today’s women, embracing her culture as an Anglo-Nigerian, and Ife heads.



Which scene was hardest to write, and which part was easiest?


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