Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Noirwich, flash fiction, Scandal and the city

Chuffed to discover my flash fiction on bus stops around Norwich as part of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, 12-15 Sept. I'll be on a panel with Leye Adenle and Vaseem Khan, chaired by Ayo Onatade, on Saturday 14th, and speaking about my love of flash fiction at the evening session on that same day. Do come!

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Friday, 21 June 2019

Harrogate Festival's Library Conference '19

I'm very happy to be chairing this event for Theakstons Crime and Harrogate Festival as part of their Library Conference on Friday 19 July at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

My Top Ten Strange Tastes in Fiction for You're Booked

From Humbert Humbert's pineapple and gin cocktail to Iguana John Howard Sharp, these are my favourite strange drinks and dishes in fiction, online over at You're Booked, the blog for Theakstons Crime Writing Festival. Tell me some of yours!

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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Never Be Broken and Joe Country both Thrillers of the Month in the Observer

A huge thank you to Alison Flood, writing in the Observer New Review, who has picked Never Be Broken as one of her Thrillers of the Month. Alison has been a big supporter of my Marnie Rome series from the very start, in fact she made me cry with her brilliant review of my debut, Someone Else's Skin. What's more, she's chosen Never Be Broken alongside Joe Country by the mighty Mick Herron, who is one of my favourite writers. If you're not already reading his Slough House series, do start!

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Monday, 3 June 2019

Never Be Broken picked as Book of the Month by Theakstons Crime

Never Be Broken has been picked as Book of the Month by Theakstons Crime, a festival I have loved since I first attended as an unpublished author. Then they chose my debut, Someone Else's Skin, as their Crime Novel of the Year! If you keep an eye on You're Booked, you'll find my Top Ten Strange Tastes in Fiction, later in the month.

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Sunday, 26 May 2019

Never Be Broken : Thriller of the Month

Delighted to see Never Be Broken picked by John Williams as a Thriller of the Month in the Mail on Sunday.
"Hilary’s excellent series of police procedurals are set in a very recognisable modern London. Never more so than in this new instalment in which DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake are embroiled in a case that combines echoes of the Grenfell Tower cataclysm with the current knife crime epidemic. Both a satisfyingly complex mystery and a moving exploration of the emotional effects of the job on a pair of very human coppers."

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Friday, 17 May 2019

Never Be Broken is out now

Never be Broken is my sixth book, and my favourite. I really hope readers will love it. Broke my heart a bit, this one. Thank you to everyone who buys it, or borrow it from a library. Ordering online from Hive UK will support your local bookshop (and cost you less than Amazon!).

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