Saturday, 17 June 2017

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2017

Very excited to be appearing at Theakstons again this year, with Mark Billingham, Steve Mosby, Belinda Bauer and Melanie Raabe. From the programme:

"How did they think of THAT…? Unpick the criminal masterminds behind the bestsellers. Known for being an all-round lovely chap, Festival favourite Mark Billingham chairs a panel who are also rather lovely. So what inspires their murderous meanderings? Unpick the ‘dark mind’ behind the charming façade of Sarah Hilary whose brutal but deeply moral books have garnered awards and acclaim. Steve Mosby, the tattoo’d crusader, does disturbing brilliantly. He studied philosophy and did a series of admin jobs (Excel spreadsheets can drive you to murder) before writing full time. The Independent said of award-winning Belinda Bauer that she took ‘the psychological thriller into new territory’. That says something in a well-trod ground. Where does she get her ideas? Finally, get ensnared with Melanie Raabe, the unique premise of her in-demand debut The Trap caused a stir amongst Hollywood producers."

Book your tickets here.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

A Stab in the Dark

This is the best fun I've had chatting about murder. With Belinda Bauer and Mark Billingham, who asks all the important questions such as country vs. city crime, and which biscuit is best?

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

No Other Darkness on special offer

Barry Award finalist, No Other Darkness (Marnie Rome book 2) is a snip in June as part of the Kindle Monthly Deal. Do spread the word!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

2017 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

I'm thrilled and honoured to find Tastes Like Fear on the longlist for the Theakstons Crime Novel of Year!

Congratulations to all the amazing authors and books on the list which includes so many of my writing heroes.

2017 was an epic year for crime fiction. Hunt down all 18 of these titles, and devour them!

Friday, 14 April 2017

Bristol book event with CL Taylor

I dare you to join Cally Taylor and me at Foyles in Cabot Circus, Bristol, for an author reception on 11 May. We'll be chatting about books, doing a spot of reading and generally enjoying ourselves in a lovely local, independent bookshop. It's free, so do come!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Quieter Than Killing is the Observer's Thriller of the Month!

Celebrating this week, with my launch party at Toppings on Thursday where Alison Graham, TV Editor of the Radio Times, will be interviewing me about Marnie, TV crime dramas and more. And woke to the fantastic news this morning that Alison Flood in the Observer has picked Quieter Than Killing as her Thriller of the month. Alisons are my heroes!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Quieter Than Killing is published today!

Today I'm celebrating the publication of the fourth book in my Marnie Rome series, Quieter Than Killing. Thank you to everyone who's reading, reviewing, blogging and enthusing.

Special thanks to everyone hosting the blog tour.

Happy reading!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Quieter Than Killing exclusive from Killer Women

Sign up to the Killer Women newsletter (for free) and start receiving exclusive extracts from new books being published by Killer Women this year. New and exclusive, and delivered direct to your inbox ahead of publication day! First up, this weekend is the opening chapter of Quieter Than Killing. You can read it ahead of publication day (9 March) simply by adding your email address to the link here.

Monday, 27 February 2017

The Dark Heart of Crime Fiction: Quieter Than Killing

Thrilled to see this great review for Quieter Than Killing in the Irish Independent at the weekend. Especially pleased that Marnie Rome gets mentioned alongside Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan, one of my favourite fictional detectives.

" ... detectives Kerrigan and Rome remain as well rounded, sympathetic and believable as ever, making the pressures under which they're put in the course of duty all the more involving."


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Get in Character with Marnie Rome #5

On 26 February, the CLIC Sargent Get in Character auction opens online and you have the chance to be a named character in Marnie Rome book 5. You might end up as a killer, a cop, a prison inmate or even a pal of Noah's. Last year, Jacob Collins was the winning bidder and he appears in Quieter Than Killing, with a special mention in the Acknowledgements. The best bit? You'll be raising money for a really great cause.

CLIC Sargent works with children and young people whose lives are affected by cancer, providing emotional, financial and practical support to help them cope and get the most of out of life. Do join the auction, bid as high as you can, help a good cause and put yourself in my hands as I finish writing Marnie Rome book 5. And, if you don't fancy rubbing shoulders (alive or dead) with Marnie and Noah, there are lots of other authors lined up to take part. Thanks, everyone.

Friday, 10 February 2017

CrimeFest tickets up for grabs in Flashbang Contest

If you're an aspiring crime writer, you need to send your most cunning and stunning 150 words to CrimeFest's Flashbang contest before it closes on 3 March.

Six shortlisted authors will each win a place on their Crime Writing Day in Bristol in May, and the top three will win great prizes including full passes to CrimeFest.

Details of prizes and how to enter here

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Killer Women Anthology up for an Audie Award

Very excited to see that the first-ever Killer Women anthology is an Audie Award finalist! The LA Review of Books broke the news this afternoon. 

You can buy the anthology, which includes my short story, El Llorón Borrego, here.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Peter James on Quieter Than Killing

More happy-making feedback to Quieter Than Killing, this time from the brilliant Peter James. You can pre-order it here.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Dangerous Women Project

Do read this piece I wrote for the Dangerous Women Project about the extraordinary courage of my grandmother, who inspires so much of what I do. It contains one of my happiest memories, as well as personal reflections on pain, loss and survival.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Ian Rankin on Quieter Than Killing

This makes me tremendously happy. 50 days until publication!

Friday, 6 January 2017

Quieter Than Killing Top Picks 2017

What's even better than seeing your new book on a Top Picks for 2017 list? When that list has been compiled by a librarian, that's what.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Quieter Than Killing comp via Crime Files

Happy New Year! Here's your chance to win an early copy of Quieter than Killing over on Facebook. Good luck!

Go Get 'Em