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It’s mega-history that’s presented in a readable and memorable way. Read five of the many amazing facts we learnt from SAPIENS that instantly made us smarter and find out how you can win a signed copy!

Amy Dale author of THE FALL shares her insights on the case, including what was found on Lisa Harnum’s phone and in her jeans pocket.

Crime and thriller books can be simply brilliant; some keep you up all night, others give you chills and make your heart accelerate. It was therefore no easy task to pick a list of our Favourite Crime and Thriller Books of All-time. How many of the following 11 titles have you read?

Kimberley Bennett is a commissioning editor for Random House Children’s Books. Our Twitter followers got the chance to ask Kimberley about anything to do with Children’s editing and publishing. Take a look at the Q&A.

We all know Terry Hayes as the author behind one of the year’s biggest debuts, I AM PILGRIM. However, before becoming a novelist Terry was a Hollywood screenwriter, so he has always been a storyteller. We caught up with him to get some top tips for aspiring novelists. Here’s a man who really tells it like it is . . .

Sometimes the lives of the people who write the books can be just as interesting and thought-provoking as the books they’ve written. Meet the following four authors whose backgrounds and histories have played an integral role in shaping their writing careers.

Samantha X (Amanda Goff), the author of HOOKED, shares with us her insight in why she decided to expose her identity and sets a few things straight. 

The 2014 Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced last night in the UK and we are absolutely thrilled to announce that five of the six titles are published by Penguin Random House. As if this news alone weren’t cause enough for celebration, we are doubly delighted to say that the list includes THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan, published by Random House Australia.

We know that a series of books can be a daunting prospect, and Lee Child has now written 19 books in his highly successful Jack Reacher series. Do you have to start at the beginning? Which book is the first one? Which book is the best one? We’re here to help bring some clarity to this confusion . . .

Our Crime & Thriller fans asked Karin Slaughter some tough questions when she was touring Australia recently to promote her latest thriller COP TOWN. Here is what Karin had to say about the next Will Trent book, why Lena Adams is so hated and more . . .