Love crime fiction? Faber needs your reading group


Does your reading group enjoying reading crime fiction? If so, we need your help.

We’re looking for two enthusiastic reading groups to travel to the Faber offices in London, to share your thoughts on four of their key crime authors. You’ll be asked questions on everything from the front cover to the marketing copy. After the focus groups have taken place, you’ll be given two titles to take away and read in your groups, as well as a Faber goody bag, before feeding back your reviews and whether the books met your expectations.

To apply, please complete this short survey by 3 September so we can get a sense of your reading group habits. The two winning groups will be selected after the closing date.

Reasonable train travel costs will be covered (we aren’t able to cover accommodation/taxi costs) and we’ll do our best to work around your schedules for the sessions.


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