At Hookline Books all our fiction is chosen for publication by book clubs and serious readers. 


We consult with book clubs in choosing the novels that go to print. Book clubs or individual readers who would like to participate in reading Hooklinemanuscripts can view the "Discover new authors" page. 


We accept manuscripts only from students and graduates of MA creative writing courses - new writers who have sacrificed time and money to learn their craft. To help decide the novels we should put to print, we consult with book clubs from around the UK.  

Please see our submissions page

Our latest novel is a mystery:

Coin for the Hangman

A Coin for the Hangman by Ralph Spurrier

Booksellers never know what they might find in an estate sale. When our man finds the tools of England’s last hangman, along with the diary of a condemned man he executed, he knows he has a mystery to solve. Was there a miscarriage of justice? Did the wrong man die at the noose? And just who is telling the truth?


'A fiendishly clever plot set in the aftermath of World War II. I thoroughly enjoyed it." Minette Walters.

'A compelling book, superbly plotted.' Peter Lovesey.

'Twists devastatingly between history, places, people and death.' CM Thompson.

 You can read the early chapters of this mystery by clicking right here.

The BBC took a look at how Hookline Books works with book clubs:

 Click here to see a short video clip

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