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Hobeck Books

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Based in Staffordshire, Hobeck Books is a leading family-run independent publisher of award-winning crime, thriller, mystery and suspense books. We only publish books that we ourselves love reading. Rebecca brings her expertise and know-how from over two decades working in the publishing industry. Adrian has been a broadcaster and journalist with the BBC for twenty-five years, and is an audiobook narrator, filmmaker and a writer. We aim to build a family ethos around our authors, combining the best of traditional publishing standards and indie marketing techniques to build an audience and engage with readers. We also have a weekly podcast, the Hobcast Book Show, where we interview writers, designers, agents, books sellers, and anyone who works in or loves the business of books. Our podcast can be found here:

Other Awards

Waking the Tiger by Mark Wightman

Finalist for the Ngaio Marsh Awards Best First Novel 2022.
Longlisted for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021 and shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2021.

Over Her Dead Body by A B Morgan

Shortlisted for a 2022 Rubery Book Award for Fiction.

Hunted by Antony Dunford

Longlisted for the 2020 Grindstone Literary Novel Prize.
Shortlisted for the 2019 UEA Crime Writing Prize.

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