Mace and Brindle are back…

We’re thrilled to announce the return of Roddy Mace and James Brindle in These Darkening Days, the must-read sequel to Benjamin Myers’ critically acclaimed crime novel, Turning Blue.

Praise for Turning Blue:

‘He is thrilling: intelligent, dangerous and near untouchable.’ New Statesman

‘Myers is the master of English rural noir.’ Paul Kingsnorth

‘There is no hiding place from the darkness because the writing is so damned good.’ Val McDermid

Find out more about These Darkening Days.

Published 22 September 2017

Pre-order now.

Moth announces two new titles for August

Hard Wired cover 300dpi copy Turning Blue cover 300dpi cover copyThis August we are publishing two new books through our Moth crime imprint: Hard Wired, the winning novel of our Northern Crime Competition, by Leeds writer Kath McKay; and Turning Blue, the first crime novel by acclaimed novelist Benjamin Myers, who lives in West Yorkshire.

Hard Wired is a suspenseful stand-alone novel which launches Kath McKay as a new voice in crime. It features Charlie, an accidental detective who is drawn into solving the murder of her best friend’s son in 1990s Newcastle upon Tyne.

In Turning Blue Benjamin Myers has created a new genre in crime fiction, folk crime, and introduces us to DS Brindle, a detective from the elite police department Cold Storage, and his sidekick, journalist Roddy Mace. Together they unlock a horrific network of crime and abuse in a Yorkshire hamlet.

Both books launch in August 2016.

Moth Publishing announces winners of its Northern Crime Competition

Northern-Crime-ONE-coverNorthern Crime One, a short story anthology of prize-winning entries, is out today

20 writers from the North of England are today announced as winners of the Northern Crime Competition.

Leeds-based writer Kathleen McKay has won £1,000 and the publication of her contemporary crime novel, Hard Wired, by Moth Publishing in summer 2016.

A further 19 northern writers have won the Northern Crime Short Story Competition and their prize-winning short stories are published in an anthology, Northern Crime One, out today. Continue reading “Moth Publishing announces winners of its Northern Crime Competition”