Stephen King to release Detective Novel – new book called Mr Mercedes

A retired cop and a couple of unlikely allies race against time to stop a psycho-loner intent on blowing up thousands… Stephen King is on a roll, this time with the heart-pounding suspense that he does best. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who’s haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular – the pre-dawn slaughter of ... Read more

by | February 28, 2014

Win a double pass to see The Monuments Men starring Matt Damon and George Clooney

Attention Booktopians! For a limited time win a double pass to see The Monuments Men (in cinemas March 13) when you buy a copy of the book. Be quick before stock runs out! Grab a copy of The Monuments Men here The Monuments Men Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involvin... Read more

by | February 28, 2014

Helene Young, author of Safe Harbour, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Helene Young author of Safe Harbour, Burning Lies and many more Six Sharp Questions —————————— 1. Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does it mean to you? Thank you! It’s lovely to visit Booktopia again. Safe Harbour is set in a small coastal Australian town called Banksia Cove. ... Read more

by | February 28, 2014

REVIEW: Half Bad by Sally Green (review by Sarah McDuling)

Every so often you hear about a book that’s being touted as a “global sensation”. Usually in such cases the film rights have been bought, the author is being labelled “the next J.K Rowling” and the general consensus seems to be OMG this is it! The New Craze! The Next Big Thing! And so on, and so forth. We’ve heard it all before, right? And yet it doesn’t seem to matter how many times I hear it,... Read more

by | February 27, 2014

Jennifer Smart, author of The Wardrobe Girl, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Jennifer Smart author of The Wardrobe Girl Ten Terrifying Questions _____________ 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Blayney, a small country town near Bathurst in NSW. But I grew up in Sydney, after a few years in Newcastle. I attended an all girls’ school on Sydney’s North Shore... Read more

by | February 26, 2014

Cover for Jack Reacher’s new book revealed – and this time, it’s Personal

Jack Reacher is back this September for another high octane adventure in Personal, Lee Child’s 19th book in the bestselling series. Little is known of the plot, with Child writing a short teaser on his Facebook page last week: Someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This time, it’s personal.... Read more

by | February 25, 2014

Harold Ramis – A Literary Tribute

In my household, the late Harold Ramis was a God. As a director, writer and actor, his CV is a collection of my favourite movies growing up. Caddyshack, Animal House, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and National Lampoon’s Vacation. If he had played a wise-cracking jeep driver in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade he would have filled the list. There is a story in my family that, as a... Read more

by | February 25, 2014

Thrive by Arianna Huffington – The Story of one of the Most Powerful Women in the World.

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world. Arianna Huffington’s personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye — the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington ... Read more

by | February 24, 2014

Karen Foxlee, author of Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Karen Foxlee author of Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy Ten Terrifying Questions ——————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Mount Isa in far North West Queensland.  It’s a mining town a long way from anywhere but an amazing place to grow up. Our playground was the dry Leichhar... Read more

by | February 20, 2014

New Murakami Publishing Date and Cover Revealed!

Random House Australia has announced the release date of Haruki Murakami’s latest book Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage, along with a beautiful cover reveal! We’ll let them tell you more about it… Readers around the world have been eagerly anticipating Murakami’s next book since the English-language publication of his bestselling epic, 1Q84, in 2011. Colorl... Read more

by | February 19, 2014