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Penguin picks for Father's Day

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Check out what the team are giving their dads on 5 September.

We're surrounded by books all day, every day, so when it comes to any gifting occasion we know just the right book to match with the recipient. Crime, thrillers and science fiction are all popular picks with the Penguin team this Father's Day.

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman and Bluey: Daddy Putdown by Bluey

The Thursday Murder Club

Four unlikely friends
A shocking murder

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Bluey: Daddy Putdown

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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I’ll be gifting my dad a copy of The Thursday Murder Club this Father’s Day. A British born expat, Dad knows and loves this author Richard Osman from his TV show.

For my hubby I’ll be gifting (on behalf of my kids!) a copy of Bluey: Daddy Putdown in the hope it gives me a night (or 2!) off the bedtime routine. – Heidi, marketing

The Deep by Kyle Perry

The Deep

From the bestselling breakout author of The Bluffs comes a heart-stopping new thriller set on the rugged coast of Tasmania about family bonds and betrayals, and the hidden dangers that lurk in the deep…

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This Father's Day I’ll be giving my dad the new Kyle Perry novel. He read The Bluffs and loved it, and can’t wait to get his hands on The Deep. – Ali, publishing

Win by Harlan Coben and Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir


From the number one bestselling author comes a riveting thriller starring a new hero, Windsor Horne Lockwood III – or Win, as he is known to his few friends.

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Project Hail Mary

The SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novel from The Martian author, Andy Weir.

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My Dad loves thrillers. I know he will love Win by Harlan Coben. Harlan Coben never lets him down.

I’m also going to buy my husband Project Hail Mary, on behalf of my two-year-old. He needs to break his reading slump and I know this is the book to break it! – Bek, marketing

Prodigal Son by Gregg Hurwitz

Prodigal Son

The World Needs a New Hero . . . a tense and exciting new thriller from Gregg Hurwitz featuring Evan Smoak - aka Orphan X

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My dad is a big fan of thrilling series such as Jack Reacher and Orphan X. For Father's Day this year I'll be gift wrapping Prodigal Son, the latest book from Gregg Hurwitz. It's the sixth novel featuring Evan Smoak and sure to be a hit with Dad. – Emily, marketing