Six new Quick Reads were published 13th April 2023, as part of the World Book Night celebrations and giveaway. These titles are available for purchase online an in-store.
Ordering the Titles
- Use the links below to order Quick Reads in paperbook, eBook and audiobook from a range of retailers.
- This year's Quick Reads are also be available in Poundland and Waterstones.
- Order Quick Reads for a public library through your usual library supplier, such as Askews or Gardners.
Agatha Christie, The Double Clue: And Other Hercule Poirot Stories (HarperCollins)
A perfect introduction to Agatha Christie - four of the best Hercule Poirot stories, chosen for their readability and sense of adventure.
Roddy Doyle, Dead Man Talking (Vintage)
Pat had been best friends with Joe Murphy since they were kids. But years ago they had a fight. A big one, and they haven't spoken since --- till the day before Joe's funeral.
What? On the day before his funeral Joe would be dead, wouldn't he? Yes, he would...
Bernardine Evaristo, Hello Mum (Penguin)
It's a hot summer afternoon. Tension is in the air. A gang of youths on bikes gathers outside a chip shop. A teenage boy is stabbed and left bleeding on the street.
Peter James, Wish You Were Dead (Pan Macmillan)
Roy Grace and his family have left Sussex behind for a week's holiday in France. The website promised a grand house, but when they arrive the place is very different from the pictures. And it soon becomes clear that their holiday nightmare is only just beginning.
Dreda Say Mitchell, One False Move (Hodder & Stoughton)
Hayley swore when she got out of prison that she would turn her life around.
But someone has just robbed her. And she has twenty-four hours to get the money back, or her boss will come for her.
Jojo Moyes, Paris for One (Penguin)
Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She has never even been on a weekend away with her boyfriend. Everyone knows she is just not the adventurous type.
But, when her boyfriend doesn't turn up for their romantic mini-break, Nell has the chance to prove everyone wrong.