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The Devil's KingdomBen Hope storms the charts

The fifteenth Ben Hope adventure, THE DEVIL’S KINGDOM, has added another notch to the growing list of top-performing bestsellers in the series. Immediately upon release, ‘Devil’ scaled the Sunday Times Top 20 list like Ben abseiling up a building, while across the street in Apple-Land, the book was scoring another #1 hit in the iTunes chart. Not to mention reaching Amazon’s Top 10 bestseller chart, but who’s keeping tabs?

Going for Gold on Google

Breaking news for 13th December 2016 is that STAR OF AFRICA has been officially named as one of Google Play’s top selling books of the year.

Coming soon: The Devil's Kingdom

In the wake of STAR OF AFRICA’s dramatic cliffhanger ending, the question everyone is asking is: Has Ben Hope finally met his match? On November 17th 2016, readers will finally discover the answer for themselves in the epic conclusion to the biggest Ben Hope adventure to date. To add even more to the package, the new paperback will include as special bonus content the short story THE TUNNEL, available for the first time in print. Now’s the time to join the army of readers who have already preordered their copies!

star of africaStar of Africa is the star of The Bookseller

The thirteenth Ben Hope adventure has officially made history by being the first ever No. 1 title in the opening week of the new ebook chart from the publishing trade organisation The Bookseller. STAR OF AFRICA leapt straight to the top position based on just half a week’s sales after publication. In the same week, the book also took the #1 spot in Apple’s iTunes chart, blasted into the Top 10 Sunday Times bestsellers list, and rocketed into the Amazon Kindle Top 10.

cassandra sanctionThe Cassandra Sanction hits the bestseller charts

Immediately after its January release, The Cassandra Sanction shot into the Sunday Times bestseller chart to spend two straight weeks in the Top 20. At the same time, the book reached the #1 position in the Google Play and iTunes charts. As ever, Scott wishes to thank the growing army of Ben Hope fans who put the books into the charts, time after time . . . Ben Hope raises a glass to you!

The Science behind The Cassandra Sanction: new site launched

Lots of readers have asked Scott of the hair-raising scientific background of this novel: ‘Can it possibly be true?’ They’re amazed (and maybe not too relieved) when Scott replies that, yes, the scary stuff in TCS is all firmly grounded in real science, with a more urgent and direct meaning for all of us than anything Scott has written about before. This is all based on research that Scott has been working on for quite some time. He considers it so important that he’s started up a separate new website on the subject, The Cassandra Files. This is a blog-style site that will grow as it goes, so if you want to find out more about one of the most pressing issues facing humanity, be sure to check in regularly to find out the latest!

Coming soon: Star of Africa!

Star of Africa, the thirteenth Ben Hope adventure and Part One of an epic double-bill set in Africa that will be the biggest, boldest and most explosive Ben Hope adventure yet, will be out in early May 2016. With pre-orders already topping the charts months before its release, Star of Africa will be followed by its concluding part, The Devil’s Kingdom, in November.

Countdown to Ben Hope 12

The much-awaited twelfth Ben Hope novel, THE CASSANDRA SANCTION, publishes internationally on 28 January. This time around, while delving into the suspicious disappearance of a beautiful lady scientist and dealing with a set of murderous villains, Ben will stumble on a stunning revelation that has profound implications for all Humankind . . .

2016: a Ben Hope fest

This year, Ben Hope fans will be treated to not two, but THREE new books. Following on from THE CASSANDRA SANCTION in January will come STAR OF AFRICA in May, the first part of an epic two-part adventure that will culminate in THE DEVIL’S KINGDOM in November. Stand by for the most Ben Hope-packed year since the series began!

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the martyr's curseThe Martyr’s Curse hits the ground running

The 11th Ben Hope novel burst into the Sunday Times Bestseller list immediately on its release in June 2015, based on just half a week’s sales . . . and climbing. Click here to order your copy and stay up to date with our hero’s adventures.

Kings of Kindle

Some old books never fade away, they just keep coming back . . . Summer 2015 has seen the triumphant return, yet again, of the very first Ben Hope novel The Alchemist’s Secret to the Amazon bestseller charts, missing out on its former #1 position by just one place, with The Mozart Conspiracy, The Doomsday Prophecy and many other of Ben Hope’s adventures following close behind.

The Forgotten Holocaust in the charts

The tenth Ben Hope adventure was a top pre-order title for HarperCollins and rocketed straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list. As ever, Scott wants to thank the many readers who made this happen. Stand by for book 11, coming hot on its heels . . .

The Alchemist returns
Two years after it claimed and held the #1 position for six straight weeks as the UK’s top Kindle bestseller, The Alchemist’s Secret has come storming back into Amazon’s Top 50, introducing a host of new readers to the Ben Hope series.

Passenger 13Ben Hope 9 set for Spring 2014

It's official: the ninth novel in the Ben Hope series will be titled THE NEMESIS PROGRAM and will become available in early Spring 2014. The action is even hotter and faster than before, taking Ben to new locations around the world. Read the taster at the end of The Armada Legacy, then stay tuned to read more ...

Ben Hope hits the million

Scott is delighted to announce that the Ben Hope series has now officially topped the million sales mark in the UK alone. Once again, it is thanks to the support of the many Ben Hope fans at home and abroad that the series keeps going from strength to strength.

The Armada Legacy hits the Charts
Ben Hope's eighth adventure has rocketed straight into the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller list just days after its release, setting a new record for the series.

The Armada Legacy

The Armada Legacy, the long-awaited explosive eighth novel in the Ben Hope series, was released on 11th April in eBook format and has been storming the Amazon charts. Paperback on sale 9th May.

The Sacred Sword is an Instant Bestseller

Within days of its release, The Sacred Sword was propelled higher than ever before into the bestseller charts by the thousands of Ben Hope fans who rushed to read it. Many thanks to all of you for your continued support! And of course, Ben will be back . . . keep watching this space for news of The Armada Legacy.

Latest Reviews

‘I knew that ‘The Devil’s Kingdom’ would be good. How could it not be, when it follows and concludes the superb ‘Star of Africa’? The action never lets up for a moment, becoming in places breathtakingly tense, and reflecting how cleverly put together this novel is. You’d expect nothing else from a Ben Hope thriller.’ - For Winter Nights

‘Quite simply, the most ferocious and brutal book in the Ben Hope series yet, and it’s a page-turning stunner of a read. The second in the sequence, THE DEVIL’S KINGDOM, really can’t come soon enough!’ - Lovereading review

‘Compelling and controversial . . . In addition to his captivating writing abilities, Mariani has carried out a massive amount of research to ensure that The Cassandra Sanction is scientifically accurate. But don’t worry, this is not a science book. It’s filled with the kind of exciting action that deserves to be made into a blockbuster movie.’ - Robert W. Felix, climate scientist and author of the bestselling book Not by Fire but by Ice

‘[The Cassandra Sanction is] a wonderful action-loaded thriller with a witty and lovely lead in Ben Hope . . . I am well and truly hooked!’ - Northern Crime Reviews

‘I love the adrenalin rush that you get when reading a Ben Hope story . . . The Martyr’s Curse is an action-packed read, relentless in its pace. Scott Mariani goes from strength to strength!’ - Book Addict Shaun

'The pace of these books ensures a swift completion of each episode. I absolutely love each book I read, each is unique and takes you on a thrilling journey of discovery, but at the heart is a lead character you love from the start and root for each time!' - Amazon

‘The Ben Hope series is my favourite action thriller series. I’ve read and loved every one of them. I think it’s fair to say that this, the eleventh, is the best of them all – and that is a considerable achievement.’ - For Winter Nights

‘Scott Mariani seems to be like a fine red wine that gets better with maturity!’ - Bestselling Crime

'Mariani's novels have consistently delivered on fast-paced action and The Armada Legacy is no different. Short chapters and never-ending twists mean that you can't put the book down, and the high stakes of the plot make The Armada Legacy as brilliant to read as all the previous novels in the series.' - Female First

'Sunken secrets, psychos in the jungle, a dark twist on a Hitchcockian Vertigo-style obsession - The Armada Legacy is slick, serpentine, sharp, and very very entertaining. If you've got a pulse, you'll love Scott Mariani; if you haven't, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope.' - Simon Toyne, best-selling author of the Sanctus Trilogy

'Authentic settings, non-stop action, backstabbing villains and rough justice - this book delivers. It's a romp of a read, each page like a tasty treat. Enjoy.'
- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of
The King's Deception

'Scott Mariani is an awesome writer'
- Chris Kuzneski, bestselling author of The Hunters

'Creatively weaves a storyline through ancient history and modern times . . . An exhilarating ride that races along to an exciting conclusion.' - Mysterious Reviews

'Mariani constructs the thriller with skill and intelligence, staging some good action scenes, and Hope is an appealing protagonist.' - Kirkus Reviews

'A fast-paced arcane thriller that will captivate readers with its plot evolution and characterisation.' - Fresh Fiction

'A breathtaking ride through England and Europe' - Suspense Magazine

'The Mozart Conspiracy hits thrilling, suspenseful notes . . . a rollickingly good way to spend some time in an easy chair.' - USA Today

'The helter-skelter pace kept me hooked like a prize catch . . . if Mariani can type at the pace his novels move, then his PC must have breathed a sigh of relief every time he finished work for the day.' - Crime Squad Reviews

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Ebook News

The Devil's KingdomMariani Rules the Kingdom

At least, that’s what the UK’s leading book trade magazine The Bookseller said, when THE DEVIL’S KINGDOM became the second consecutive Ben Hope novel to hit the weekly ebook ranking Number One spot, ahead of Lee Child’s Night School and David Baldacci’s No Man’s Land. The previous Ben Hope book claimed the top ranking back in May, in The Bookseller’s first ever weekly ebook bestseller roundup.

The Devil's KingdomBig Bad Ben

We weren’t joking when we called Ben’s African adventure the biggest story of the series yet, adding up to a whopping 800+ page mega-novel when you put together Parts 1 and 2, STAR OF AFRICA and THE DEVIL’S KINGDOM. Even better, you can now get hold of the whole thing as a special ebook compilation edition by clicking here.

The Cassandra Sanction in audio

For those who enjoy listening to (rather than, or perhaps even as well as reading) the latest episode in the continuing exploits of Ben Hope, here’s a sample of the all-new audio download produced by HarperAudio and now available from your favourite retailer.

Passenger 13Moving and Shaking Down Under

The Ben Hope prequel PASSENGER 13 enjoyed a Festive Season boost when it shot into the ebook charts in Australia, hitting the Kindle Top 30 on and clambering up the Movers and Shakers chart.

The tunnelNew Ben Hope Story

Ben is back, in-between full length novels, for a brand new short story. THE TUNNEL is now available from the Amazon Kindle store and takes us step back in time to 2004. Ben Hope has recently left the SAS. So what is he doing in full military garb, stalking a dangerous enemy in the remote Highlands of Scotland? What is the deadly secret behind THE TUNNEL? Read and find out . . .

DecoyNow Available on Amazon: DECOY

The latest Scott Mariani short story is now available at a Kindle store near you! DECOY is a breathless suspense thriller that tells the story of a young mother battling to save her child, and herself, from the clutches of a psychopathic murderer. Click HERE to purchase.

house of malicePassenger 13 in audio

Ben Hope fans who like to listen as well as read can now catch up with our hero’s pre-Alchemist’s Secret adventures in the brand new audio version of the bestselling ebook novella PASSENGER 13, now available in both CD and downloadable formats. CLICK HERE to purchase and / or listen to an audio sample.

Top of the Pre-orders

For the second time running, the forthcoming Ben Hope novel The Nemesis Program has topped the publisher’s pre-order chart, reaching the #1 spot with both the ebook and paperback editions, a month before publication day. Scott says a big thanks to all those who pre-ordered the book . . . and he knows you won’t be disappointed by what we all think is the biggest, boldest Ben Hope adventure yet!

house of maliceHouse of Malice

In this dark new novella, Scott ventures once again into the realm of the supernatural with a chilling ghost story about an attractive young writer who moves into her dream cottage in the Cotswolds, only to find the dream turning into a horrifying nightmare . . .

The Armada Sails in At #1 for Harper Collins

The hotly-anticipated new Ben Hope adventure, The Armada Legacy, is HarperCollins' #1 preorder book pending the official release dates in April (ebook) and May (paperback).

Meanwhile the book is riding high at #4 in Amazon's Kindle preorder chart and Paperback Hot Releases. Scott wishes to thank all those who have placed their orders in advance to read Ben's latest epic adventure. It's been a long time time coming, but you will not be disappointed!

Amazon's Worldwide Top 10

Amazon have just released their list of the top 10 bestselling ebook authors for 2011, based on Kindle downloads in the UK, USA, and Europe. Scott comes in at #8, proving once again that the Ben Hope series is a rising force worldwide thanks to all you readers out there!

alchemists secret hits number one ebook spotLucky Number 13!
In the official round-up of the UK Top 50 Ebook bestsellers of 2011, The Alchemist's Secret has come roaring in at #13, thanks to its long run at #1 on the iTunes chart, as well as the Amazon Kindle chart, which it dominated for over a month making it one of HarperCollins' most successful ebooks of the year. Scott wishes to express his deep gratitude to all the readers who made this possible.