Despite being burned by the Nazis back in the day, Blood Brothers by Ernst Haffner has only received its first English translation in the last couple of years – and it’s the kind of book we recommend you get your hands on. You want one, tell us  who directed the movie M (considered to have been influenced by Haffner’s book)?

Having already earned one of the most glowing reviews on Bookmunch recently, Don’t Try This at Home by Angela Readman comes festooned in garlands as far as we’re concerned. If you’re a fan of short stories, this is an essential read. To get your filthy mitts on a copy, tell us the name of the anthology that contained Readman’s story, ‘Before the Song’…

One of those books that might have slipped through your ne on its first release back in 1993, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J Gaines has been repackaged and reissued by those nice people at Serpent’s Tail. You have the chance to win one if you tell us where Gaines was born…

Coming emblazoned with a rather nice cover quote from Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, Neil Smith’s Boo looks like the kind of read you’d expect to appeal to fans of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones.

We’ve been following the career of Louise Welsh ever since she published The Cutting Room some decade and a bit ago. Death is a Welcome Guest, her latest, is the second instalment in a trilogy. To bag a copy of your very own, you can either tell us the name of the trilogy or the name of the first instalment. We’re too good to you we know…

Any month with a new TC Boyle novel in it can’t be all bad and The Harder They Come is one of his best (which is why we said it was ‘ferociously good’ in the review what we done did). You can win a copy of his new one if you tell us which of his novels concerned Alfred Kinsey…

If, like us, you were bowled over by Steve Toltz’s debut, A Fraction of the Whole (a novel whose swearing amuses us to this day), you’ll no doubt be frothing at the chops to get your hands on his new one: Quicksand. We’re going to give out prizes on this one for the most imaginative swear! Off you go!

Please send answers to, with the name of the book in the subject header and your address in the mail so we can send you a prize! Deadline is June 30. Thanks



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