The Book People Launch New Online Crime Bookshop

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Leading online literature retailer the Book People has joined forces with publisher Constable & Robinson to bring some of the very best crime novels together in one new specialist internet bookshop.

The Manor Mystery Shop - which will be online from March 17th and is so called because of its quirky manor house-style design, based on the Book People’s very own Surrey head office - is set to feature a wide selection of fine crime novels from best-selling Constable & Robinson writers including George Gently creator Alan Hunter, Daisy Dalrymple author Carola Dunn and M.C. Beaton of Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin fame.

"There's been a huge boom in the popularity of crime novels in recent years, and we're confident that the Manor Mystery shop will prove an instant hit with our customers," said Ryan Barham, editor at the Book People. "It's also great to be able to team up with Constable & Robinson, which is home to a number of the very best writers the genre has to offer."

"Our Manor Mystery Shop is an excellent showcase of some of the very best crime novels around, and we hope it'll not only help our customers to discover new favourites but also to rediscover some old ones as well," he added.

The launch of the Manor Mystery Shop comes amid a resurgence in the 'cosy crime' genre, a term generally used to describe more gentle crime thrillers often set in tight-knit rural communities and featuring subtle comic elements. This surge in popularity is reflected in the success of much-loved TV series such as ITV's Midsomer Murders and the BBC's Inspector George Gently.

Ideal for anyone who's looking for a more light-hearted kind of crime caper, there are plenty of great 'cosy crime' books to choose from in the Book People's Manor Mystery shop - so why not pay a visit and see just what's on offer? To celebrate the launch, there will be 15% off selected titles featured in the shop.

Explore the Book People's wide selection of titles simply by visiting the crime bookshop at http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=126204&filters=0126204&storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100.

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For more information please contact:
Name: Ryan Barham
Title: Book People Editor
Telephone: 01483 860215
Email: social(at)thebookpeople(dot)co(dot)uk

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