Sapere Books Sign a New Historical Mystery by Elizabeth Bailey September 21, 2020

Elizabeth Bailey’s Regency-era Lady Fan Mysteries follow Ottilia, a courageous woman sleuth faced with gruesome deaths, buried scandals, witch hunts and more..

Sapere Books Signs a Regency Novel by Graham Ley September 16, 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have signed up a new Regency romance novel by Graham Ley..

A River, a Death and a Bicycle by Charlie Garratt September 15, 2020

When I wrote A Shadowed Livery, it didn’t occur to me that Inspector James Given would spawn a series, so I happily scribbled away with no thought of the future..

Sapere Books Sign Two New Historical Mysteries by J. C. Briggs September 11, 2020

J C Briggs’ gripping Charles Dickens Investigations follow the famous writer-turned-detective as he dives into the seedy underbelly of Victorian London..

The Beast of Barnwell by Michael Fowler September 9, 2020

Michael Fowler’s DS Hunter Kerr novel, SHADOW OF THE BEAST features a horrific serial killer..

Sapere Books Sign a New Victorian-era Novel by Alexandra Walsh September 7, 2020

Following the publication of Alexandra’s Walsh’s captivating Marquess House Trilogy – dual timeline conspiracy thrillers with ingenious twists on Tudor and Stuart history – editorial director Amy Durant has signed her fourth book..

Sapere Books Publishes a New Historical Mystery Series by Graham Brack August 31, 2020

Following the publication of Graham Brack’s darkly funny Josef Slonský Investigations – atmospheric police procedurals set in Prague – Sapere Books recently started publishing his Master Mercurius Mysteries: 17th century crime thrillers set in Leiden, The Netherlands..

Read the first chapter of A SHADOWED LIVERY, an intriguing historical mystery. August 27, 2020

Chapter One The taxi swung out of the avenue and I got my first view of Grovestock House, its blindingly white stucco frontage gleaming in the autumn sunlight..

Celebrating Lost Voices: Roger Longrigg August 26, 2020

Each month, Sapere Books spotlights an author whose books have gone out of print and whose work we are republishing, in an effort to revive the most vibrant and engaging voices of the past..

Sapere Books Sign Four Historical Sagas by Deborah Swift August 19, 2020

Following the publication of Deborah Swift’s extraordinary wartime sagas – PAST ENCOUNTERS and THE OCCUPATION – editorial director Amy Durant has signed four more of her books..

Stalked in Real Life by Gaynor Torrance August 17, 2020

It seems apt that I am writing this on the day that the A-level results are announced..

Submissions Call for Writers of Colour August 10, 2020

Sapere Books is always open for submissions, and we especially encourage writers of colour to send us their work..

The Sapere Books Historical Dagger Award Shortlist 2020 August 7, 2020

Sapere Books are proud to be sponsoring the Crime Writers’ Association’s Historical Dagger Award, which is for the best historical crime novel set in any period at least 50 years prior to the year in which the prize is presented..

Author Q&A with Stephen Taylor August 6, 2020

Stephen Taylor is the author of A CANOPY OF STARS, a thrilling historical 19th century saga stretching from the legal courts of Georgian London to the Jewish ghetto in Frankfurt..

Authors in Lockdown June 18, 2020

We recently had a digital meet-up with some of our authors to catch up on current projects and find out how lockdown has impacted their writing..

Sparkling Summer Reads by Lewis Cox June 11, 2020

This summer, settle down with a charming, classic love story by Lewis Cox – a master of the genre! ONE SPRING IN PARIS follows Caroline May, a young artist studying her craft in the city of love..

In Memory of Alan Williams June 10, 2020

We had very sad news back in April that one of our authors, Alan Williams, fell victim to COVID-19..

The Sapere Books Historical Dagger Award Longlist 2020 June 5, 2020

Sapere Books are proud to be sponsoring the Crime Writers’ Association’s Historical Dagger Award, which is for the best historical crime novel set in any period at least 50 years prior to the year in which the prize is presented..

Welcoming Three New Authors June 1, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that we have recently welcomed three brilliant new authors to our contemporary romance and historical fiction lists..

His Father’s Ghost by Linda Stratmann May 6, 2020

Linda Stratmann is the author of the MINA SCARLETTI INVESTIGATIONS, a traditional British detective series set in Victorian Brighton..

Distract Yourself with these Heart-Pounding Thrillers April 30, 2020

To help keep you entertained during quarantine we’ve put together a list of some of our most absorbing thrillers, featuring mysterious disappearances, historical conspiracies, ghostly dreams and more… Paternoster, Kim Fleet A compelling timeshift mystery, Paternoster moves between 18th Century and modern-day England..

Using Local History in ANOTHER YOU and ENDLESS SKIES by Jane Cable April 26, 2020

Jane Cable is the author of ANOTHER YOU and ENDLESS SKIES, modern romantic sagas that draw on the Second World War..


Keith Moray is the author of the SANDAL CASTLE MEDIEVAL THRILLERS, historical murder mysteries set in Yorkshire..

Sherlock, Spiritualism and Suffragists by David Field March 10, 2020

David Field is the author of the Carlyle & West Victorian Mysteries..

Sapere Books Celebrates Second Anniversary March 5, 2020

Sapere Books has reached its second birthday! We now have a family of over 50 authors and plenty of chart successes under our belt..

Celebrating International Women’s Day March 5, 2020

To celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March) we asked five of our authors to tell us all about their favourite female writers..

Death in Delft by Graham Brack February 14, 2020

DEATH IN DELFT by Graham Brack is the first historical murder investigation in the Master Mercurius Mystery series: atmospheric crime thrillers set in seventeenth-century Europe..

Happy Valentine’s Day From Sapere Books February 14, 2020

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a timeless love story! We’ve chosen four of our favourite romantic reads for you this February..

The Sapere Books Popular Fiction Award Shortlist February 10, 2020

Sapere Books are proud to be sponsoring the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Popular Fiction Award..

Read the chilling first chapter of Heart of the Demon by Michael Fowler February 5, 2020

DAY ONE 6 July 2008 She bucked and jerked wildly and he had to bear down all of his twelve stone onto her wiry yet well-toned young body as her limbs smacked against his… She was fighting for her life..

Celebrating Jean Stubbs by Gretel McEwen January 23, 2020

Jean Stubbs is the author of the INSPECTOR LINTOTT INVESTIGATIONS series and the BRIEF CHRONICLES series..

The Inspiration for THE OCCUPATION by Deborah Swift January 21, 2020

Deborah Swift is the author of PAST ENCOUNTERS and THE OCCUPATION..

Author Q&A with Michael Fowler January 14, 2020

Hi Michael! Welcome to the Sapere Books blog! We are very excited to be publishing your HUNTER KERR detective series..

What to Expect from 2020 January 8, 2020

Happy new year to all of our wonderful authors and readers, and thank you for your continued faith and support! 2019 saw us expand our list with some incredible titles and we can’t wait to share more with you this year..

Celebrating Jane Austen’s Birthday December 13, 2019

Renowned for her wit, humour, realism and sparkling dialogue, Jane Austen is hailed as one of England’s greatest writers..

Read the first chapter of The Montgomery Murder, a page-turning YA mystery November 29, 2019

  CHAPTER ONE   It was a foggy evening in late November..

MIDWINTER MYSTERIES: Our Christmas Crime Anthology November 26, 2019

This Christmas, we’ve put together an anthology of festive crime fiction that is sure to give you the chills! Here’s a taste of what to expect from MIDWINTER MYSTERIES… In Graham Brack’s AWAY IN A MANGER, a decidedly non-festive Lieutenant Josef Slonský investigates a string of thefts amid Prague’s bustling Christmas market..

Author Q&A with Keith Moray November 19, 2019

Hi Keith..

Mary Tudor – Sinned Against or Sinning? by David Field November 15, 2019

David Field is the author of The Tudor Saga Series..

The Real Waxwork Corpse by Simon Michael November 6, 2019

Simon Michael is the author of the Charles Holborne Legal Thrillers, set in the 1960s..

Introducing Josef Slonský by Graham Brack November 4, 2019

Graham Brack is the author of the JOSEF SLONSKÝ INVESTIGATIONS series..

Creepy Thrillers to Read This Halloween October 31, 2019

We have a range of hair-raising titles to help you get your fear fix this Halloween! Read on to find out more about some of our spookiest stories… Werewolf, Matthew Pritchard Werewolf is an atmospheric urban thriller set in post-WWII Germany..

Intrigued by SNAP SHOT? Read the first chapter for free now! October 28, 2019

 Chapter 1   ‘This —’ The owner of the house cleared his throat and tried again..

Sapere Books Historical Dagger Award Winner Announced October 25, 2019

On Thursday evening, we attended the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London City – a starry celebration of the best crime writing of the year in the UK..

Read the first chapter of gorgeous romance TO LOVE, HONOUR AND OBEY now! October 22, 2019

CHAPTER 1 1805, North Riding, Yorkshire Willoughby Rossington gulped the much needed ale down his dry throat, sighed with relief and placed the pewter tankard on the upturned barrel, which doubled as a table..

Author Q&A with Kim Fleet October 17, 2019

Kim Fleet is the author of the Eden Grey Mystery Series, coming soon from Sapere Books..

Read the first chapter of LETTERS FROM MURDERER now October 17, 2019

Chapter One - 1891 When pathologist Jacob Bryce got to the third stab wound, he knew that it was not one of the ordinary back-alley robberies which constituted most of the murders in New York City’s notorious 4th Ward..

The Sapere Books Historical Dagger Award Shortlist October 15, 2019

Sapere Books are proud to be sponsoring the Crime Writers’ Association’s Historical Dagger Award, which is for the best historical crime novel set in any period at least 50 years prior to the year in which the prize is presented..

Author Q&A with Patricia Caliskan October 10, 2019

Patricia Caliskan is the author of two romantic comedies: Awful By Comparison and Girlfriend, Interrupted..

Sapere Books Author Meet-up October 8, 2019

On Saturday we had our semi-annual author meet-up in London, where we had a chance to catch up with our wonderful writers over drinks and nibbles, as well as finding out what their next big projects are..

Read the first chapter of The Brief by Simon Michael October 1, 2019

The clerks’ room is its usual, frenetic, five o’clock worst: Stanley is holding conversations with two solicitors on different telephones, Sally is fending off questions from two members of Chambers while scanning the Daily Cause List and Robert, the junior, is optimistically trying to tie a brief with one hand while pouring a cup of coffee for the head of Chambers with the other..

Why I’m Addicted to Crime Thrillers by Gaynor Torrance October 1, 2019

Gaynor Torrance is the author of the DI JEMIMA HUXLEY THRILLERS series..

Author Q&A with Gillian Jackson September 26, 2019

Hi Gillian! Welcome to the Sapere Books blog! The first two books you have published with us have similar themes of children going missing and families struggling to find them..

Picking my First Villain by Michael Fowler September 24, 2019

Michael Fowler is the author of the DS HUNTER KERR INVESTIGATIONS series..

Innovation and Inspiration at the Independent Publishers’ Guild Conference September 20, 2019

On Tuesday we attended the annual autumn Independent Publishers’ Guild conference, which is a great chance for us to find out more about the latest developments in the industry, get some ideas and inspiration for our own practices, and catch up with old friends..

Romantic Novelists’ Association 2019 Joan Hessayon Award Winner revealed September 16, 2019

On Saturday, Amy and I travelled to York to celebrate the winner of the RNA’s Joan Hessayon Award..

Author Q&A with Elizabeth Bailey September 12, 2019

Hi Elizabeth! Welcome to the Sapere Books blog!  Elizabeth Bailey is the author of THE LADY FAN MYSTERY SERIES – romantic Regency crime novels, and THE BRIDES BY CHANCE REGENCY ADVENTURE SERIES..

We’ll be at the 2019 Joan Hessayon Award Presentation in York! September 11, 2019

We (Amy and Natalie) will be at the 2019 Joan Hessayon Award Presentation, run by the Romantic Novelists' Association..

History for Sale: Laxton Village Under the Hammer by Austin Hernon September 9, 2019

Laxton Village is believed to be the last remaining example in Europe where the Open Field System and Court Leet have been preserved..

The Saddest Historical Letter by Deborah Swift September 4, 2019

As a writer of historical fiction, I’m obsessed with old letters which form my link to the past..

Author Q&A with Linda Statmann August 30, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? When I was six years old, I saw a TV programme about the Blitz, which as you can imagine was pretty alarming..

Getting to know Marilyn Todd August 15, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? I was bedriden a lot as a kid, where, being an only child, it was just me and my imagination..

Find out all about Charlie Garratt August 15, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? For most of my working life I wrote reports, guides and training materials, largely for non-expert audiences, and I think this is where my love of using the written word to clearly express ideas came from..

To Have and To Hold by Valerie Holmes June 17, 2019

Laura Pennington’s story begins in the remote seaside hamlet of Ebton, nestled on the edge of a sandy beach in the shelter of the dramatic vertical, grassy headland of Stangcliffe..

Author Q&A with Alexandra Walsh, author of The Catherine Howard Conspiracy February 28, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? There has never been a time when I didn’t write..

Author Q&A with Frances Garrood, author of Ruth Robinson's Year of Miracles January 28, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write something; poetry as a child, then on to short stories when my children were small, and then novels..

Walking the Ancient Trods: For Richer, For Poorer by Valerie Holmes January 28, 2019

The North York Moors national park has one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in England covering an area of 554 sq miles..

Author Q&A with J. C. Briggs, author of the Charles Dickens Investigations January 28, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? I started writing when I was a teacher..

Sapere Books: Call For Nautical Fiction January 18, 2019

Are you working on a new series set in the Age of Sail? Have you written a naval thriller set during the World Wars? Are you passionate about seafaring stories? Sapere Books wants to hear from you! We are actively looking to acquire nautical fiction from both debut and established authors..

Author Q&A with Claire Gray, author of Running in Circles November 27, 2018

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? I first realised how much I enjoyed writing when I was about seven years old..

Find out all about Christine Evans November 19, 2018

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? In the 1990s..

Excerpt from Scarecrow by Matthew Pritchard November 19, 2018

Chapter One Sunday, March 28th, 2010 Danny Sanchez arrived at 10:27..

"I am looking for a drowned girl" by J. C. Briggs November 19, 2018

Ellen Tyrell’s Nose and Other Suspicious Circumstances With thanks to the British Newspaper Archive I am looking for a drowned girl..

We'll be at Write Now 2018 in Chorley! November 11, 2018

We (Caoimhe and Amy) will be at Write Now 2018 run by Chorley & District Writers’ Circle..

He Wrote Her Every Day by Gail Lindenberg November 7, 2018

The Cooper Museum, housed in a small building in the heart of historic downtown Upland, offers a cozy and often crowded venue for local events..

Me, Danny Sanchez and Journalism by Matthew Pritchard November 7, 2018

The Daily Mail and The Sun are both pretty shitty newspapers, I ought to know: I wrote for them both..

When an idea turns into a theme by Austin Hernon October 5, 2018

As a businessman I had always written a lot, reports, analyses, reams of statistics, and the like, but after I retired I decided to write down my life history – and that, as they say, was a different story..

To Love, Honour and Obey by Valerie Holmes October 5, 2018

The world of Valerie Holmes’ fiction is based and inspired by some of the beautiful scenery from my childhood home in North Yorkshire..

Whose Voice? by Graham Brack May 9, 2018

Sapere Books are publishing books of mine from two different series involving two different detectives..

Real Life vs. Fiction by Patricia Caliskan April 11, 2018

Full-time employee by day, aspiring novelist by night? Then you’ve come to the right article, my friend! That’s how every author who ever nabbed themselves a publishing deal started out..

Excerpt from Dead Ernest March 9, 2018

Prologue   BENTLEY Ernest, Husband of Annie and father of William (Billy) passed away suddenly on January 2nd 2004 aged 83..

How I Wrote a Novel by Cathy Bussey March 9, 2018

  This year I achieved a lifelong ambition, I wrote a novel..

How Am I Going to Kill You? by Elizabeth Bailey March 9, 2018

This is the first question for the crime writer, I’ve discovered..

The History Spin Doctors by David Field March 8, 2018

It’s a truism that history is a set of facts left to posterity by the winners, and for historical novelists like me there’s always another ‘take’ on every so-called ‘fact’ we’re taught at school..

The Woman Who Created Mina Scarletti by Linda Stratmann March 8, 2018

The heroine of the Mina Scarletti books is not based on a specific individual; however when I created my diminutive protagonist two people were in my thoughts, one of whom I knew personally..

Write About What You Know by Keith Moray February 8, 2018

I began my writing career many moons ago when I was studying medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland..

Welcome to Sapere Books! January 12, 2018

Sapere Books is a digital and print-on-demand publisher of exciting new submissions and brilliant backlist books..

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