• How Women Writers Are Transforming Hardboiled Noir

    January 2020

    Hardboiled fiction of the twenties, thirties and forties and classic film noir of the forties and fifties mostly feature a particular kind of guy. You know him. Think of Raymond Chandler’s private dick, Philip Marlowe, in The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye and Farewell My Lovely.

  • 23 Debut Books That Are Too Good To Ignore

    January 2020

    It’s hard enough to find an audience as a debut author, but without traditional publicity strategies in place, it can be nearly impossible. So Bustle has compiled a list of 23 debut books that had their launches impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, to help give…

  • The Debuts Of Lockdown

    January 2020

    Under normal circumstances our bookshops would be piled high with great novels from debut authors, whilst events and signings would put their names on every booklover’s lips.

  • 10 Fiction Books To Help You Escape From The Real World

    January 2020

    This thriller is not exactly “light” reading, but it is gripping and relatively quick. For years, everyone thought Rose was seriously ill and she got sympathy from neighbors and strangers — but it turns out it was all her mother Patty’s doing.

  • The 20 Most Anticipated Books Of March 2020

    January 2020

    Five years ago, 18-year-old Rose Gold Watts testified in a trial that ended with her mother being sent to prison for child abuse. In the years that followed, Rose Gold’s community poured out their support for her, watching as she bought her grandparents’ old house…

  • Mini Review & Author Interview: Darling Rose Gold

    January 2020

    I had the pleasure of reading Stephanie Wrobel’s stunning debut novel DARLING ROSE GOLD this past fall, and boy oh boy did I love it. Today marks the US publication day for this exceptional new suspense read, and to celebrate, I’m so excited to give CBTB readers…

  • A Crime Fiction Reading List For Self-Isolation

    January 2020

    It’s safe to say these are unprecedented times. With the rapid spread of the new coronavirus around the world, a whole lot of us (yours truly included!) are finding ourselves with a whole lot more solitary time on our hands as we stay home and self-isolate.

  • Meet The Author: Stephanie Wrobel

    January 2020

    Lee Child said the mother-daughter main characters of her debut novel, The Recovery of Rose Gold, ‘power the story like a nuclear reaction’; meet the London-based American writer behind the explosion.

  • 13 Books Feminists Should Read In March

    January 2020

    Reading can be such a relief in such strenuous times. As presidential candidates battle it out for delegates and many of us are self-isolating in the face of the Coronavirus, knowing that books are still there for us to escape into whenever and wherever we are can help us…

  • Stephanie Wrobel On Writing A Monstrous Mother

    January 2020

    Stephanie Wrobel’s debut novel, Darling Rose Gold, is a mystifying read from the start: Rose Gold decides to take in her mother, Patty, after she’s been released from prison—for abusing Rose Gold. Her novel tells a gripping tale about the chilling psychology behind induced illness by carers.

  • Meet The Literary World’s Newest Esteemed Author

    January 2020

    Want to know the antidote to get you through your tumultuous week’s duties and the dreaded pandemonium of the Monday morning commute? It’s whiling away with a fresh book to devour. And fittingly, here at MV, we have just the one.

  • Five Must-Read Books For March

    January 2020

    A thorough and delectable novel about class, interfamilial relationships, and the limits of forgiveness, you’ll quickly turn the pages trying to figure out just what every characters’ motives are.