Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Someone Else's Skin and World Book Night

I'm very excited to be able to say that SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN is a World Book Night title for 2016!

It's a genuine honour and a thrill to be part of World Book Night, which is just such a wonderful way to celebrate the power of words and of reading.

I'm chuffed to bits to think that Marnie Rome and Noah Jake will be meeting a whole host of new readers on 23 April 2016.

You can apply to be a ‪#‎WorldBookNight‬ volunteer here.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Introducing Patricia Highsmith

Highsmith, you may say, needs no introduction. But bear with me. Because I have some exciting news to share.

Highsmith is one of my writing heroes. I love her characters, her stories, even her misanthropy. Her books are on my all-time favourite reading lists. Her 1947 New Year's Toast have been words by which I've lived my writing life. I loved taking part in the panel celebrating her work at the Theakstons Crime Writing Festival earlier this year, with Peter James, Martin Edwards, Peter Swanson and Andrew Taylor.

Imagine my excitement, then, when I was invited to write an introduction to new editions of three of her books, being republished in style by Virago, who have done a simply splendid job of the recent batch including this beautiful cover for A Tremor of Forgery.

I was invited to choose from the list of yet-to-be-republished titles, and I picked This Sweet Sickness (one of my favourites), The Two Faces of January (recently filmed) and People who Knock on the Door (little known, but a true gem).

All three books will be published in June 2016. My name on three Patricia Highsmith books! The fan-girling starts here...

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Reviewing the Evidence

Find out what I'd do if I ruled the world in this Sixty Second interview for Reviewing the Evidence where there is also a new review of No Other Darkness by Yvonne Klein.

Friday, 16 October 2015

No Other Darkness

Have to share this terrific new US review, by Michael Leonard (thanks, Michael!) over at Curled Up With a Good Book.
"No Other Darkness is a fabulous find, her police procedural as compelling as the very best of British thrillers."

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Marnie Rome on tour

Well, not quite. But two local events where I'm reading from Someone Else's Skin and No Other Darkness. The first is in Bath on 17 October, with Paul McVeigh & Tania Hershman, two writers I hugely admire. The second is in Bristol on 24 October for the closing celebrations of the Bristol Festival of Literature. I'll be chatting about crime writing and winning the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year. Do come if you can.

In other news, I've opened the doors to entries for Crimefest's 2016 Flashbang Contest in which you can win places on their Crime Writing Day and other goodies. So sharpen your quills for 150 words of flash fiction.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Someone Else's Skin is a Silver Falchion Finalist

Thrilled to bits to see Someone Else's Skin made it through to the shortlist for Best First Novel.

Congratulations to everyone on the list.

Winners announced live at Bouchercon in October!