Saturday, 16 April 2016

Win CrimeFest tickets and signed copies of my Marnie Rome books


Two weekend passes plus £50 travel expenses to CrimeFest in Bristol, 19-22 May, are up for grabs over at Crime Files. Just enter your name and email to be in with a chance of winning.

Ian Rankin, Peter James, Sophie Hannah (and more) will be at CrimeFest 2016.

I'll be meeting up with the winner and signing the books in person.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Tastes Like Fear is Lovereading's ebook of the Month


And I'm delighted! You can read reviews, download an extract, discuss the book on Facebook and, of course, buy it. All here.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Tastes Like Fear - read an extract on the WHS blog

Yesterday was the launch of Tastes Like Fear, and my favourite book launch yet. In the lovely Toppings in Bath, with friends and family, answering questions about Marnie and signing a mountain of books. If you're buying a copy, do buy one of the cellophane wrapped, special signed first editions in stock at Toppings now.


Thank you to everyone who came last night, and those who tweeted, and sent message of congratulations and support. It was the loveliest evening in a very long time. And today I wake up to this exclusive extract over on the WHSmith blog, complete with banner and pull-out quotes and an intro that makes me blush.

Ah, WHSmith's! The hours I spent in there as a kid, breathing in that unique paper-glue-carpet scent that still greets you whenever you step inside a Smith's store, choosing the new pencil case for the start of a new school term, buying Malory Towers books in the summer holidays ... I want to wave back down the years to my 8-year-old self and smile hugely.

Read the extract on WHS blog

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Interview for the Bath Short Story Award

It was good fun to talk about writing, Marnie Rome, short stories and more with the Bath Short Story Award crowd.

The result is a terrific chinwag with links to all sorts of other things like my interview with Ian Rankin, and my advice on writing winning short stories.

Interview here

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Rooftop Book Club

In London and not afraid of heights? Do come and catch me and other crime writers talking about our books on 26 April. With goodie bags, and everything. Book tickets here.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Patricia Highsmith cover reveals


Virago has revealed the covers for the new editions of the three Patricia Highsmith books being published on 2 June with my introduction. It was such an honour to be asked to write this, and a privilege to have my name appearing on books written by one of my great heroes. The books are the perfect demonstration of Highsmith's range, each one dazzlingly brilliant in its own right. Do look out for them when they hit the shelves.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

No Other Darkness shortlisted for a Barry Award

Thrilled to report that No Other Darkness has been shortlisted for Best Paperback Original in the Barry Awards 2016.

Full shortlists are here. Congratulations, all!