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Sophie Hannah is a best-selling, award-winning poet. Her latest collection, First of the Last Chances, was chosen for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation promotion in June 2004. She regularly performs her poetry to live audiences nationwide and abroad, and recently won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. Sophie lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.

Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about her new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders.

Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about the story behind her novels A Game for all the Family and The Narrow Bed.

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If you like Sophie Hannah you might also like to read books by Nicci French, Helen Dunmore and Jeanette Winterson.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Sophie Hannah

Deadlier by Sophie Hannah
Deadlier
Sophie Hannah
An incredible collection of short crime stories chosen by Sophie Hannah (of whom I’m a massive fan). This book is spectacularly enormous, with 1077 pages it needs to be seen to be believed. It feels as though you are about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
The Narrow Bed by Sophie Hannah
The Narrow Bed
Sophie Hannah
I honestly gurgled with delight when I discovered I was to review ‘The Narrow Bed’, then hung a ‘do not disturb’ sign on my door for the duration of the read. ‘Billy Dead Mates’ is at the centre of a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
The Narrow Bed by Sophie Hannah
The Narrow Bed
Sophie Hannah
I honestly gurgled with delight when I discovered I was to review ‘The Narrow Bed’, then hung a ‘do not disturb’ sign on my door for the duration of the read. ‘Billy Dead Mates’ is at the centre of a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2016
A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah
Reader Reviewed A Game for All the Family
Sophie Hannah
January 2016 Book of the Month. Ticktock, ticktock, this is a psychological mystery that encourages reading well past bed time and keeps...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah
Reader Reviewed A Game for All the Family
Sophie Hannah
August 2015 Book of the Month. Ticktock, ticktock, this is a psychological mystery that encourages reading well past bed time and keeps minds ticking over and searching for rational (and perhaps not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
The Poetry of Sex by Sophie Hannah
The Poetry of Sex
Sophie Hannah
Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand but - implicit, explicit, nuanced or starkly frank - sex itself has long been a staple subject for poets. This book offers a selection that ranges from ancient Rome to modern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
The Telling Error by Sophie Hannah
The Telling Error
Sophie Hannah
Sophie Hannah has made the domestic crime area her own. She gives us ordinary people and allows horror to creep up on us slowly. We have a feeling of menace right from the start. This one centres on the murder...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/04/2014
The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah
The Orphan Choir
Sophie Hannah
Sarah Broadhurst's view... I love this Hammer series, and yes it is Hammer of the old Hammer films so they are all horror or ghosts stories. What happens is respected authors in their fields are asked to contribute to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
The Carrier by Sophie Hannah
The Carrier
Sophie Hannah
Winner of the Specsavers Crime Book of the Year 2013. A chilling novel from the queen of psychological suspense. Tim Breary has confessed, and even provided the police with evidence. The only thing he hasn't given them is a motive....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
The Carrier by Sophie Hannah
The Carrier
Sophie Hannah
A chilling novel from the queen of psychological suspense. Tim Breary has confessed, and even provided the police with evidence. The only thing he hasn't given them is a motive. He claims to have no idea why he murdered his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah
Kind of Cruel
Sophie Hannah
Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'Crime & Thriller of the Year' 2012. Some secrets are so dark you keep them even from yourself ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2012
The Other Half Lives - Large Print Edition by Sophie Hannah
The Other Half Lives - Large Print Edition
Sophie Hannah
Sophie Hannah's The Other Half Lives is a lengthy and complex crime thriller that will keep you guessing to the end. It begins with the revelation of a guilty secret that leads the central character into a world where nothing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/10/2009
The Other Half Lives by Sophie Hannah
The Other Half Lives
Sophie Hannah
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 5 February 2009. Sophie Hannah's The Other Half Lives is a lengthy and complex crime thriller that will keep you guessing to the end. It begins with the revelation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2009
Little Face by Sophie Hannah
Little Face
Sophie Hannah
A 2013 World Book Night selection. One of Emily Barr's favourite books. A thriller to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. A compulsive read that once started you can’t and won’t put down....
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2006

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