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W&N Fiction HB / ETPB April £14.99 / £13.99 368pp 978 0 297 60967 4 / 978 0 297 60968 1 eBook: £14.99 / 978 0 297 60969 8 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6170 7 / 9 hrs


Chilling and terrifying, the new novel from Catriona Ward, author of Rawblood, winner of best Horror Novel at british Fantasy awards.

‘Where is Evelyn? Oh, I remember. She took our eyes.’

New Year’s Day, 1921. Seven mutilated bodies are discovered in an ancient stone circle on a remote Scottish island. The victims are ‘the Children’ – members of a nature cult ruled by the charismatic, sadistic patriarch, the adder.

The sole survivor of the massacre, Dinah, claims that Eve is the murderer, apparently drowned while attempting her escape. Yet as Eve’s story of the years leading up the massacre intertwines with Dinah’s account of the aftermath, a darker, stranger truth begins to emerge . . .

‘Chillingly good’ Sunday Express on Rawblood

Catriona Ward read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA from the University of East Anglia. She works for a human rights foundation and lives in London.

W&N Fiction HB / ETPB May £14.99 / £13.99 320pp 978 0 297 60913 1 / 978 0 297 60914 8 eBook: £14.99 / 978 0 297 60915 5 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6129 5 / 10 hrs


The gripping third novel in Richard Crompton’s highly acclaimed, sharply plotted Mollel series – ‘a compulsive whodunnit set in Kenya’ ian Rankin.

On Mollel’s return from Hell’s Gate he is put on duty in Dandora, a Nairobi slum infamous for its teeming rubbish dump and Night Runners, who are said to be possessed by the devil. While witnessing a near-riot, Mollel is approached by Miriam, who is refusing to speak to anyone other than the ‘Masaai cop’. Miriam’s sixteen-year-old sister Fatima has disappeared, and Fatima’s school and father – an ambitious local councillor – seem to be covering something up.

So begins an odyssey into Nairobi’s underworld, as Mollel tries to find the missing girl and come to terms with his fractured past.

Richard Crompton is a former BBC journalist and producer. Richard won the Daily Telegraph Short Story Award in 2010 and his first novel, The Honey Guide, was published to great popular acclaim in 2013.


Location: London, NW2 T: @Catrionaward author:

Location: Nairobi, Kenya T: @racrompton

W&N Fiction • April / May 2018