Friday, 17 June 2016

Dead Good Reader Awards


Thrilled to be on two shortlists for the Dead Good Reader Awards. Tastes Like Fear is contending for the Reader Recommends Award, and the Marnie Rome series is up for the Tess Gerritsen Award for best series. Much thanks to everyone who nominated me, and it would tickle me pink if you voted for me in these two categories. Thank you!

Full shortlists and voting here


Friday, 10 June 2016

Knocking on Highsmith's Door


The Sunday Times Crime Club has a link to my introduction to the new Patricia Highsmiths, as well as much else of interest to crime fans. Times Crime Club


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Patricia Highsmith's Gift for Killing

Here's a little feature I wrote for Virago's blog to celebrate the publication of their latest re-issues of Highsmith's novels.

Highsmith wrestled the descriptive ‘psychological’ from the broader tag of ‘crime fiction’ and for that we owe her a debt.

The new books, with beautiful new covers, are published tomorrow. The Two Faces of January is more complex and insidious than the film with Oscar Isaac. This Sweet Sickness is her most existential work. People Who Knock on the Door strips the pious veneer from suburban America.

All three are brilliant and brittle as only Highsmith's books can be. If you think heartsick unreliable narrators are a recent invention, you should and must read her.


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.