Starting on 16th September, as part of ITV3’s new crime thriller season, the Crime Thriller Book Club will feature six titles chosen by Amanda Ross of Cactus TV, who previously created The Richard & Judy Book Club. The aim of the club is to pick 6 titles and there will be a wide range of styles to suit every type of crime fan. They hope to encourage some new readers to the crime thriller genre
The six books are (with links to the catalogue if you want to know where they are or reserve them):
The book club will be a six-part series and will feature interviews with authors Martina Cole, Nicci French, Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, Wilbur Smith and Frederick Forsyth.
The season builds up to the channel’s annual Crime Thriller Awards, which honour TV, books and film and will take place on 24 October at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
The TV Book Club returns to More4 on Sunday 29th January, and heralds another success for S J Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep, which is the first book to be featured.
The show’s panel includes Meera Syal, Dave Spikey and Laila Rouass, and the titles were chosen by a panel headed by the show’s producer Amanda Ross.
Ross said, “All the titles on this year’s list will scream ‘don’t put me down’ at the reader. Although all my choices are, as always very different in style and content, their common factor is that they are all really great reads and the viewers will be torn when the time comes for them to vote for their favourite to win the accolade Best Read at the end of the series.”
This year, The TV Book Club is asking viewers to send in their reviews of each week’s Best Read, and will play a selection of these reviews on the show for discussion by the presenters. If you’ve read any of the books, we’d love you to post a review on our blog too.
The 10 shortlisted books, with show dates are:
In the final episode of the series of The TV Book Club, the panel takes a look at Emma Henderson’s Grace Williams Says it Loud. The show will be broadcast on 14th August on More 4 at 7.30pm.
Emma was shortlisted for this years Orange Prize for Fiction, and will be appearing at the Morley Literature Festival in October.