#12Days: Daniel Cole’s Christmas recommendations for your gift list

Daniel Cole is the author of Ragdoll, an absolutely stonking (not to mention addictive) thriller that’ll be landing in February 2017. Here Daniel shares the books he’d recommend for some gifting this Christmas!


Regrettably, I’ve been so distracted with writing this year that I’ve hardly done any other reading. I have a bit of a short attention span at the best of times, so after a day’s writing, I’m more likely to indulge in a movie featuring Iron Man or one of the innumerable Fast & Furi…i rather than pick up a book. Having said that, the few books that have managed to pry me away from Captain America punching Tony Stark repeatedly in his be-goatee’d face have all been exceptionally good…



screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-15-44-11Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith (Sphere)

It’s no secret that I love the way that J. K. Rowling writes. Her third Robert Galbraith book CAREER OF EVIL was every bit as brilliant as the first two and, as far as I’m concerned, the sooner people start campaigning for a Strike/Wolf crossover story – the better.










Trust Your EyesLinwood Barclay (Orion)

I finally got round to reading my first Linwood Barclay – TRUST YOUR EYES (because I was meeting him the following week!) and it was fantastic – fast, surprising, funny – I flew through it in just a couple of days.










Himself, Jess Kidd (Canongate)

And finally, I recently finished reading a very special book of a completely different genre; although, I have no idea what genre that would be – HIMSELF by Jess Kidd. I adored this book so much, and wish that I could write as beautifully as she does – murder, ghosts, the darkest of humour – I can’t recommend it enough.



So, that’s your lot, but if you’re really stuck for stocking fillers – Captain America: Civil War and Fast Five would definitely be my pick of the bunch.







Ragdoll, Daniel ColeKeep your eyes peeled on the 13th December as we give away a bumper prize of books, including the hotly-anticipated Ragdoll! Happy Christmas, one and all.