Book Group

Here come the Girls!

West Hampstead long range forecast: thrills ahead as we welcome crime double bill

2015 already looks like a vintage year for brilliant British crime novels with the bar for writing arguably at a real high.

Get in the know nice and early by joining us  at 7.30pm on March 3rd when two of the most impressive psychological crime writers of the year join us for a red hot double bill of thrillers: Paula Hawkins will be talking about the utterly unputdownable Hitchcock-esque Girl On The Train (think Rear Window of the Sarf London suburbs) and she’ll be joined by Kate Hamer whose Girl In The Red Coat is a dark and deeply moving, poetic and devastating study of love, loss and redemption.

We are delighted that these two wonderful new writers have agreed to share the evening and it’s one to savour so book your seat without delay. As ever, thanks to our generous event sponsors the lovely Chelsea Square Partnership people, all refreshments will be free, as is entry to the talk. Reserve your seat via 0207 431 3770/


Your first must-read thriller of 2015

Bestselling author SJ Watson reads and signs the follow up to Before I Go To Sleep

Do it now: mark 12th February, 7.30pm in your diary as we’re beyond thrilled to invite you to meet SJ Watson, author of one of the most memorable and bestselling literary debuts in years who will be reading from his long awaited follow up Second Life.

Huge best-selling debut? Long-awaited follow-up? But is it any good, you might well ask. Reader, it is quite simply brilliant: fantastic pacing and plot reveal, believable and relatable characters and a story that will keep you engaged and turning pages.

If you have a nose for a superlative psychological thriller, make sure you book for what we expect to be an early contender for one of the most talked about books of 2015. Whereas many other venues will be charging for entrance to SJW’s talks, ours is free: so make sure you book early: 0207 431 3770 /

Let’s hear it for the Calmer Easier Happier Boys

Parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton explains the strategies in her latest insightful book & answers your questions

It may be too late for some of us, but we really appreciate the clear and concise coping strategies laid out in Noel Janis-Norton’s Calmer Easier Happier series of parental guides so we are thrilled to welcome her to the shop to talk about her latest work, Calmer Easier Happier Boys, on 26th February at 7.30pm

Noel will also be taking questions from the floor and signing copies. Entrance is free and refreshments will be available via our sponsors, The Chelsea Square Partnership. Please book your place via 0207 431 3770 /

Crime scene: Investigate!

New year, new book for the best thriller book group in the world, West End Lane Crooks

Our fearless crime book group has tackled crimes old and new, local and far flung in 2014: everyone from the delightful Miss Marple to Cormorant Strike, the newcomer we loved, Sophie Hannah’s sleuthing Mr & Mrs Simon Waterhouse and many, many more.

Our first reader of 2015 will take us to Italy with Gianrico Carofiglio’s Involuntary Witness on 12th January at 7pm. All West End Lane Crooks selected books are available at a 15% discount for anyone attending and all with a nose for crime are welcome!