Viper Books: The Launch

08 November 2019

As you may have seen on social media this week, we have been building up to the epic launch of our new imprint, Viper Books. We’re so excited to introduce Viper and bring you books with bite: crime, thrillers and other mysterious fiction.


On Thursday 7th November, we hosted an incredible launch party and it was great to see faces new and old and celebrate our great authors. 

The launch was hosted by journalist Jake Kerridge, who talked to our authors about their writing. We began with Nicola White; whose A Famished Heart (dubbed “catholic noir” by Nicola’s friend) will be the first Viper publication in February 2020. We then heard from the brilliant David Jackson (The Resident, July 2020), Tina Baker (Call Me Mummy, Feb 2021) and Janice Hallett (The Appeal, Jan 2021). The wonderful Tina Baker, attended the party in sparkling green sequins and a Medusa headdress (a look to die for!). Guests left with Viper goody bags filled with Viper vodka, jelly snakes, bookmarks and proofs.

Tina Baker with Viper Tote

Huge thanks to everyone who came along and helped us kick off Viper Books with an unforgettable launch party – and congratulations to our brilliant Viper editor Miranda Jewess (who you can follow on Twitter here).

We can’t wait to share the list with you. Visit the Viper Books website to find out about our first five titles, coming in 2020.

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