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Take a look at our pick of the perfect books to help mum unwind, relax and escape this Mother’s Day.

With her first novel, BLACKLANDS, Belinda won the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. Her second and third novels, DARKSIDE and FINDERS KEEPERS, were highly acclaimed, and in 2013 she was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for her entire body of work. Her new novel, THE FACTS OF LIFE AND DEATH, is an exceptional, genre-defying read. Why not suggest it for your next book club? Take a look at the Reading Group Questions here.

A PLEASURE AND CALLING by Phil Hogan is completely unsettling. If your book club is looking for a thrilling read, pick up this book and take a look at our Reading Group Questions.

There’s a striking juxtaposition between the elegance of these writers and the brutality of their subject – a dynamic captured in these beautifully designed Vintage jackets. While all of the books in this series are indisputable classics, here are four of our favourites.

Kylie Kaden is the author of LOSING KATE, a mesmerising debut that is part love story, part mystery, telling the captivating story of two lovers torn apart by tragedy and the secrets they kept of one devastating night.

mesmerising debut is part love story, part mystery, telling the captivating story of two lovers torn apart by tragedy and the secrets they kept of one devastating night. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/books/kylie-kaden/losing-kate-9780857983404.aspx#sthash.ogKmovde.dpuf

Our Book of the Month is the #1 bestselling Australian crime debut of 2013! Australian author Terry Hayes brushed shoulders with the likes of Dan Brown and JK Rowling when his book, I AM PILGRIM, debuted at #4 on the UK Sunday Times list in August 2013. After selling 15,000 copies in Australia alone, we’ve made I AM PILGRIM our Book of the Month for April. Take a look at our Reading Group Questions below.

What are you reading this Easter? We asked around the office to find out what books our Random House colleagues are planning to read over the four-day weekend.

Mar 21

Scam Alert!

by Random House Australia on 21 March 2014

We have become aware of some online activity encouraging people to pay to be included in our publications.  While we are always looking for new and fresh ideas, we do not send unsolicited emails or place advertisements asking for contributors to pay to be included in books published by us.  If you think you have been the subject of one of these scams we encourage you to report the scam through the ACCC's SCAM Watch site at www.scamwatch.gov.au.

The Sony Young Movellist of the Year Award has been launched, in partnership with Sony Reader Store, Movellas, The Reading Agency and yours truly, Random House.

Ben Dunn, Publishing Director of Century has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in a new book from Russell Brand.