29 July: our second cover reveal of the day is for the forthcoming first in a new crime series set in Suffolk by Lin Le Versha: Blood Notes. This beautiful cover has been designed by Jayne Mapp (we are your biggest fans, Jayne!). Lin has also written a prequel short story ebook to the series for subscribers to Hobeck and this will be available from 30 July.
29 July: COVER REVEAL! It gives us great pleasure to reveal the stunning new cover for Judi Daykin's Wayland Babes which is publishing on 19 October. Thanks go to Gwynira Daikin for allowing us to use the atmospheric image and Jayne Mapp for her, as usual, brilliant cover design.
23-26 July: HARROGATE CRIME FESTIVAL!
We both attending our first Harrogate Crime Festival this weekend and what a festival it was. We were finally able to meet so many of the new bookish friends we've made since starting Hobeck face-to-face and make some new ones too. We also managed to interview Ian Rankin, S. J. Parris, Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites for the Hobcast. Listen here to find out what they had to say.
25 July: One half of Hobeck managed to give the mighty Richard Osman a Hobeck mug!
21 July: HAPPY HARROWE'EN!
21 July: Today marks the day before Hobeck Books goes to Harrogate but, more importantly, it marks the day we announce that bestselling author Judi Daykin is joining the Hobeck author team. We were thrilled when Judi approached us to see if we would like to publish her wonderful classic horror story Wayland Babes, a collection of five interconnected tales spanning five centuries based on Norfolk folklore. Adrian and I loved her beautifully written tales and were honoured to have been asked. We think you will love this book too. Publication is set for the month of Hallowe'en (not Harrowe'en).
19 July: We are thrilled to be able to reveal the covers for the forthcoming Be Sure Your Sins and republished Way Beyond A Lie by Harry Fisher. These covers have been designed by Jem Butcher. These books are publishing this October and November, respectively.
19 July: We reach the magic 5,000 subscribers! Thank you, everyone, who has subscribed to our website. We really appreciate your support. We couldn't do this job without you.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE ROCK SERIES!
14 July: Today marks a year since Hobeck Books published their first crime novels, The Rock, Poisoned Rock and Killing Rock by Robert Daws. To celebrate this crazy year Louise Cannon, member of the HART team and book reviewer extraordinaire has written an article about our first year here. Thank you, Louise, for this. It is hard to believe how much has happened in twelve months. Here's to the next twelve! We wouldn't be here without the support of all our readers, reviewers, authors, editors, designers and booksellers.
12 July: Cover Reveal for Linda Huber's next Hobeck Book Pact of Silence. Following on from the success of Daria's Daughter we are thrilled to be publishing Linda's new psychological thriller this November which will send shivers down your spine, we promise.
9 July: Mark Wightman pops into Waterstones in Stirling to sign a few copies of Waking the Tiger.
9 July: We have been sent this wonderful review of Crossfire by R.D. Nixon by a Hobeck subscriber. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review the book for us and for emailing us. We really appreciate the kindness of people.
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