Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Someone Else's Skin in the Radio Times

Giddy with excitement to see Someone Else's Skin in today's Radio Times, and reviewed by the wonderful Alison Graham who is their TV Editor (and critic) and one of the judges for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year (for which Someone Else's Skin has been shortlisted). Alison calls it, 'A heck of a debut that introduces a heck of a detective.' Happy!

From 1-15 July you can vote for Someone Else's Skin online. Check the details here.

Monday, 29 June 2015

BritCrime Summer School: An Introduction to Crime Fiction

If you're an aspiring crime writer, or just a very keen reader of crime fiction looking to expand your knowledge of the genre, do sign up for the first ever BritCrime Summer School: An Introduction to Crime Fiction. I'll be popping in to lend a steer and some cheers, plus a critique for one (or more) of the writers who submit work at the end of the course. The course tutor is Tom Bromley. The Professional Writing Academy's introduction to writing courses normally cost £129, but BritCrime readers can book the BritCrime Summer School using the code BRITCRIME to receive the special festival rate of only £99/$159 before midnight, 10th July.

More details about BritCrime can be found here.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


On Saturday 11 July, I'll be at the first ever BritCrime Festival (an international festival, online and free to attend) chatting about strange police cases with Eva Dolan and Fergus McNeill.

For a preview, go here.

Do sign up to the BritCrime newsletter for giveaways, prizes and all the latest crime writing gossip. This is going to be huge and you can say you were there at the outset.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Someone Else's Skin nominated for a Macavity Award

Truly deeply madly chuffed to see Someone Else's Skin nominated for a Macavity Award (Best First Mystery Novel) in the States. Great to see Alex Marwood's The Killer Next Door up for Best Mystery Novel, too.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Monday, 15 June 2015

Someone Else's Skin on Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year shortlist

Probably the most exciting thing that's happened to me since I got my publishing deal. To be on a list with so many great writers, including one of my heroines, Belinda Bauer. I don't mind admitting I got a bit weepy when I heard.

Congratulations to my fellow shortlistees: Belinda Bauer, Ray Celestin, Elly Griffiths, Antonia Hodgson and Peter May.

Full details here.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

The Strand Magazine

I'm in the Strand Magazine today. Writing about my Top Ten Country Mysteries (some broad interpretations of 'country' here, as you'll see).

Which of your favourites have I missed off?

Friday, 12 June 2015

Dead Good Recommends Award

Very excited to be on this shortlist for Most Recommended Book of the Year. If you loved No Other Darkness, please do vote for it. Thank you!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

No Other Darkness

And then this happened. New UK paperbacks of No Other Darkness, out on 30 July.

You can preorder here.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

BritCrime Festival

I'm excited to be part of a brand new crime festival taking place online 11-13 July. Stacks of exciting stuff lined up including giveaways, live chats, after dark drinking sessions and more. All for free, all online, all do-able in your pyjamas from anywhere in the world. It's the brainchild of Helen Smith, who is an utter genius. Make sure you sign up and join in, it's going to be groundbreaking. More information here and programme taking shape here.