Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Library of Dust

This is one of the most disturbing, beautiful and moving things I've seen on the internet. David Maisel's Library of Dust.

"... each canister is a formal, ethical, and mineralogical Rorshach…"

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Someone Else's Skin up for a Silver Falchion

Very excited to wake up and find that I've been nominated for my first US book prize. Someone Else's Skin is on the long list for Best First Novel over here. "Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year."

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Win a weekend pass to CrimeFest 2015


Competition time! Win a weekend pass to Crimefest in Bristol, 14-17 May 2015, with £50 travel expenses and signed copies of Someone Else's Skin and No Other Darkness, plus your choice of poison in the bar where you can grill me like a boss.

Enter here for free.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

ANZAC Live: Family History Brought to Life

Now this is something very special: my Great-Great Uncle Arthur's ANZAC diaries retold in real time over on Facebook, alongside nine other people who served in the campaign. Watch it unfold, day by day, with photos and memories and snippets of personal and world history. Amazing. Until the team responsible got in touch about a month ago, I had no idea that Arthur had emigrated to Australia when he was just sixteen or that he'd lived quite the life there until (and after) he enlisted. What a great way to bring this history back to life. The Australians have a unique talent for capturing histories and making them feel relevant and poignant. Wonderful. Do follow the stories as they unfold over the next few days and weeks.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

No Other Darkness (Marnie Rome 2)

It's here! Well, my advance copy is. And very beautiful it is, too. Spot-varnished title and so weighty, making that 'holding it in my hands for the first time' moment really special. Big thanks to the creative team at Headline who designed it so wonderfully. I love it!

Do come to the launch party at Foyles in Bristol on 22 April, if you can.

Published in the UK on 23 April, you can pre-order it here.