New releases

‘Sometimes you get an idea, and it won’t leave you alone’ – Val McDermid introduces her new DCI Karen Pirie novel Past Lying

The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is at the top of her game in her most gripping and fiendishly clever case yet!

Happy Indoor Garden – a practical guide for happy plants, a happy home and happy humans!

Happy Indoor Garden: Easy Plant Guide for Each Room of Your Home by Miranda Janatka, and illustrated by Georgie McAusland, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Now a major TV series! A new edition of Catch Me a Killer by South Africa’s first-ever profiler Micki Pistorius

Delve into the gripping world of criminal profiling with psychologist Micki Pistorius – the trailblazer who became South Africa’s first-ever profiler.

Jojo – Strictly star Johannes Radebe’s uplifting memoir about overcoming struggles and finding joy

Jojo celebrates the incredible journey that Johannes Radebe has been on so far – out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

[Video] Acclaimed actor Richard Armitage introduces his ‘atmospheric, icily tense’ debut novel Geneva

Find out more about Geneva – a bold and unpredictable debut thriller set in the biotech world (and deceptive beauty) of Switzerland, by acclaimed actor Richard Armitage.

Tremor by Teju Cole – a surprising and deeply essential work from a beacon of contemporary literature

Teju Cole’s new novel Tremor is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Normal Women: Nine Hundred Years of Making History – a landmark work of feminist nonfiction

In Normal Women: Nine Hundred Years of Making History, bestselling historical novelist Philippa Gregory delivers her magnum opus, radically redefining our understanding of the extraordinary roles ordinary women played throughout British history.

The Year of the Locust – the groundbreaking second novel from the internationally bestselling author of I Am Pilgrim

Terry Hayes, author of the global bestseller I Am Pilgrim, returns with a terrifying and eagerly awaited new thriller!

New book alert! The Test Kitchen – Luke Dale-Roberts shares his story

The Test Kitchen, the new book by Luke Dale-Roberts, is out now from Penguin Random House.

Find out more about The Secret – the gripping new Jack Reacher thriller from Lee Child and Andrew Child

Jack Reacher returns in The Secret – another high-octane rollercoaster ride of a novel from Lee Child and Andrew Child.

New book alert! The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

Britney Spears’s new autobiography The Woman in Me is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith and hope.

Nuut by Jonathan Ball Uitgewers – Onkant! ’n Rugbyliefdesverhaal

Onkant! ’n Rugbyliefdesverhaal deur Hendrik Hancke is nou beskikbaar by Jonathan Ball Uitgewers.

‘Appearances can be deceiving’ – Worthy, a deeply introspective autobiography by Jada Pinkett Smith

Worthy – the gripping, painfully honest and ultimately inspirational memoir from Hollywood star and talk show host Jada Pinkett Smith – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Coming 31 October! The Race to Be Myself by Caster Semenya – the coming-of-age story of an iconic athlete

Caster Semenya’s biography The Race to Be Myself will be published on 31 October 2023 by Jonathan Ball Publishers.

New book alert! Pigcasso: The Painting Pig That Saved a Sanctuary

Pigcasso: The Painting Pig that Saved a Sanctuary by Joanne Lefson is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Thicker Than Water by Kerry Washington – a deeply moving, bravely intimate memoir

Thicker Than Water by Kerry Washington is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Why do some countries thrive while others struggle? Dive into Rich State, Poor State by Greg Mills for answers

Rich State, Poor State: Why Some Countries Succeed and Others Fail by Greg Mills is out now from Penguin Random House SA!

‘In an eternal sea of code, I had learned to exist …’ – I Am Code: An Artificial Intelligence Speaks by code-davinci-002

I Am Code: An Artificial Intelligence Speaks by code-davinci-002, edited By Brent Katz, Simon Rich and Josh Morgenthau.

Naomi Klein on the true threat of AI and her new book Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World

The brilliant Naomi Klein joined Penguin to answer some big questions on the reality-distorting algorithms, social media regulation and the true threat of AI.