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The Maximum Sentence 2019 Line-Up

As inmates we have a lot of reading time on our hands. We’ve picked five books that need to be on your radar in early 2019. What’s going to be at the top of your reading pile?

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Eight of Stephen King’s scariest tales to terrify you this Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, inmates Tonile and Brigid look through the King of horror’s back catalogue and countdown his most terrifying tales.

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Peter Robinson's Favourite Villains

Peter Robinson, author of the DCI Banks series shares his favourite villains in literature.

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The DCI Banks Playlist

From the detective with the best taste in music - listen to the DCI Banks playlist.

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Not Your Usual Suspect

The Maximum Sentence inmates give you the lowdown on some of their favourite authors who they think fly too far under the radar.

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Robert Galbraith reveals the cover for Lethal White

The cover for Lethal White is a departure from the other covers in the series and we love the bold move.

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Five reasons why I love Nora Roberts

If you met me, you’d be surprised to learn that I am hopelessly devoted to Nora Roberts and have been for over a decade. I’m not part of her target demographic, but I suppose that’s a sign of her incredible reach.

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Maximum Sentence: What We're Watching, Reading and Listening to

Looking for your next crime fix? Check out what our inmates are currently OBSESSED with.

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Maximum Sentence: Winter Reading Guide

Winter is just around the corner so we’ve put together a handy list of the ten most chilling and thrilling crime novels to curl up with during the cooler months.

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5 Minutes With ... Leigh Straw

Dr. Leigh Straw is an academic, historian and writer. We steal 5 minutes of her time to chat about her latest book on Australia's first female detective, Lillian Armfield, who took on Tilly Devine and the Razor Gangs!

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Writing Lillian Armfield: A gallant female role model for new generations

How Leigh Straw's goddaughter inspired her to search for a story.

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5 Minutes With...Tanya Bretherton

THE SUITCASE BABY is true history and an unforgettable tale that moves at the pace of a great crime novel. Get to know author TANYA BRETHERTON in less than a minute!

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The Shocking Secrets of The Suitcase Baby

Tanya Bretherton discovered the jazz age was not all glitz and glamour when researching her new book THE SUITCASE BABY.

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Wimmera by Mark Brandi

Mark Brandi talks us through how the incredible crime novel, WIMMERA, came to life.

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5 Minutes With ... Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham is the author of CLOSE YOUR EYES and the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award-winning LIFE OR DEATH. His debut Joe O'Loughlin novel, THE SUSPECT, sold more than one million copies around the world.

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5 Minutes With ... Mark Brandi

Mark Brandi is the winner of the 2016 UK Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger for his first novel, WIMMERA.

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A Letter from Erin Kelly, author of HE SAID/SHE SAID

Erin Kelly discusses why her new book HE SAID/SHE SAID is the most important story she's ever told.

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A Letter from Daniel Cole, author of RAGDOLL

Dear reader, my editor made me write this.

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