Viper Books is our superb crime imprint, publishing books with bite: crime, thrillers and mysterious gothic fiction. Our books include Sunday Times bestsellers The Appeal by Janice Hallett and The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward, and Reese Witherspoon Book Club sensation The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.

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The Way It Is Now

Garry Disher

The new standalone thriller from multiple Ned Kelly Award-winner and Australia's King of Crime, Garry Disher


Kate Griffin

Jane Eyre meets Amy Dunne in this dark and twisted gothic thriller from the author of the Kitty Peck Mysteries

Looking Glass Sound

Catriona Ward

The stunning new literary thriller from the bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street and Sundial

Black Lake Manor

Guy Morpuss

Agatha Christie meets The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August in this outstanding cross-genre locked room murder mystery.

The Box

Dan Malakin

The blistering new thriller from the bestselling author of The Regret


Kate Simants

A gripping thriller of obsession, murder and revenge, from a Bath Novel-award winning author

Make Me Clean

Tina Baker

A dark and witty domestic noir about a cleaner with a mysterious past, from the #1 Kindle bestselling author of Call Me Mummy

No Secrets

David Jackson

An addictive cat-and-mouse thriller from the bestselling author of Cry Baby

Blue Water

Leonora Nattrass

The sequel to 2021's critically acclaimed Black Drop, charting the adventures of reluctant spy Laurence Jago at sea.

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels

Janice Hallett

The new mystery phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code

The Homes

J.B. Mylet

Based on the true story of a childhood growing up in a home for abandoned and unwanted children, The Homes is a haunting thriller with an unforgettabl…

Begars Abbey

V.L. Valentine

From the author of The Plague Letters comes a gothic tale of hauntings, family secrets and dark deeds.

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