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Welcome to our Book Club! Looking for inspiration for your next reading group meeting? — You've come to the right place.
Every month we'll suggest a book which we think makes for a great book club read and offer up a few questions to kick-start discussion. Plus, order 3 copies or more of our Book Club Choice read and you'll get a 20% discount as well as free p&p!
Each month we invite you to ask the featured author any questions and send us your reviews - you could win a copy of the next book club book! We'll post all your comments together with the author Q&A the following month.
If you're part of any reading group, don't worry – we'd still love you to share your views with us and the other A&B readers, and if you think you might want to start your own group check out our Tips for Starting a Book Club.
Blending mathematics, murder and mystery, this crime novel sees academic Vanessa Duncan put her mathematical skills to the test to solve a series of crimes.
Cambridge, 1888. Dr Geoffrey Akers, Fellow in Pure Mathematics at St John’s College, has been found dead, struck down by a violent blow to the head. What could provoke such a brutal act? Schoolmistress Vanessa Duncan, finding herself in amongst Cambridge's brightest scholarly minds, discovers that the motive may lie in mathematics itself.
This classic novel (first published in 1962 under the title The Hunter) introduced readers to the character of master thief Parker - a character immortalised on film by Lee Marvin in the 1967 film Point Blank. This month, the new film Parker, sees Ja...
Did you know that in Romania men can be refused entry into the Orthodox priesthood if their members "don't reach the minimum length set down in the rules"? Or hear about the 85-year-old Sicilian who stabbed his wife when he came across a ho...
January Get Carter - by Ted Lewis
The original novel of the classic cult film starring Michael Caine, this is a tough, uncompromising novel portraying a stark society of people living on the dangerous border-line between crime and respectability. Doncaster, and Jack Carter is home f...