Monday 31 December 2018

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Never Be Broken cover reveal

I'm excited to be sharing the cover for Never Be Broken, aka Marnie Rome #6, which is being published in May 2019 by Headline. What do you think? I love it.

Huge thanks to Mick Herron for the splendid cover quote. Nothing like praise from your writing heroes!

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Exit Wounds: new crime fiction anthology from Titan Books

I'm thrilled to be a part of this new anthology of crime short stories coming in May 2019.

"A brand-new anthology of crime stories written by masters of the genre, including Jeffery Deaver, Val McDermid and Lee Child. Featuring both original in-universe stories and rarely-seen reprints, this collection of masterful short stories brings together some of the genre's greatest living authors."

Saturday 20 October 2018

Lovereading's Q&A with photos

I loved answering these questions using photos. Find out the book that got me started as a writer, the one that holds my happiest memories, and my best writing snacks.

A few of my favourite things

Thursday 4 October 2018

Win a cactus kit from the Gluttonous Gardener!

Look sharp! You can win a cactus growing kit with an exclusive engraved plaque to celebrate the paperback publication of Come and Find Me. Why cacti? You'll have to read the book to find out ...

Enter the competition

Buy Come and Find Me

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Come and Find Me paperback publication

By the pricking of my thumbs ... Something wickedly good is coming tomorrow to celebrate the paperback publication of Come And Find Me so look sharp and watch this space! 🌵

Saturday 15 September 2018

Crime & Wine in Windsor with James Oswald

I'm looking forward to this evening with James Oswald on 7 November at Waterstones, Windsor. Do come if you can. We promise to make it thought-provoking & excellent.

Information and tickets here

Saturday 1 September 2018

Humber Mouth Festival : Unbound

I'm excited to be heading up in Hull on 2 October for the Humber Mouth Festival where I'll be marking the centenary of women's suffrage and talking about power, coercion and human cost in crime fiction with Eva Dolan, Ali Harper and Jo Jakeman. Thanks to Nick Quantrill and the team at Hull Noir for programming this crime panel. Do join us if you can.

Details and to buy tickets

Friday 24 August 2018

BOLO Books Composite Sketch

I'm delighted to be looking shady over on one of my favourite blogs, chatting about inspiration, stalking and more.

BOLO Books: A Composite Sketch

Monday 13 August 2018

Peter James interviews me for the Authors Studio

Peter James put me on the spot in Harrogate, and he's posted the interview on his YouTube TV channel here. Find out which question I hate being asked most ... Big thanks to Peter for his support and generosity.

And ... here's the cover for the Polish edition of Quieter Than Killing, out in September.

Sunday 1 July 2018

Come and Find Me just 99p right now!

My fifth Marnie Rome book, Come and Find Me, is available for 99p on Kindle and Kobo right now. I'm not sure how long this will last, so grab it while you can!

Buy for Kindle

Buy for Kobo

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Marnie & Noah up for a Dead Good Reader Award!

Thrilled to see Marnie Rome and Noah Jake in contention for the Holmes and Watson Award for Best Detective Duo over at Dead Good Books. Thank you to everyone who voted to get them onto the shortlist. I would absolutely love to see them win, so do please vote again before 18 July. Thank you!

Vote for Marnie and Noah!

Saturday 23 June 2018

Lethal Secrets at London's Queen Park Book Festival

On Saturday 30 June, I'll be with Ali Knight and Barry Forshaw spilling our Lethal Secrets for the Queen's Park Book Festival. Trust me, you do *not* want to miss Ali's outrageous secret! Tickets can be snapped up here.

Sunday 17 June 2018

Bute Noir 2018

I'm excited to be making my first trip to Bute for what promises to be a great weekend. Bute Noir is in its third year with a full programme of panels and events to whet the appetite of crime fiction fans. I'll be taking a plane, train and ferry to get there for 3-5 August. Hope to see some of you on the Isle!

You buy read more about the festival and book tickets here.

Sunday 29 April 2018

First Rules of #WriteClub

From the archives, here are my top tips for writing success. Happy reading - and writing - everyone.

First Rules of #WriteClub

Friday 20 April 2018

Marnie Rome needs you! Dead Good Reader Awards 2018

The Dead Good Reader Awards are open for nominations and I'd love it if Marnie Rome and Noah Jake could be in the running for the Holmes and Watson Best Detective Duo Award. There's also an award with Noah's name all over it: The Wringer Award for the Character Who's Been Put Through It All. Do pop along and nominate your favourites. You could win £200 in crime books and DVDs! Nominations can be made here.

Signed copies of Come and Find Me at Goldsboro

There are signed first editions of Come And Find Me at Goldsboro Books right now. And ten very special 'signed, lined and dated' ones for the collectors amongst you. You can buy your copy online here.

Friday 13 April 2018

Two Crime Writers and a Microphone: new podcast

I loved chatting with Luca Veste and Steve Cavanagh for their brilliant podcast which you can listen to for free over at iTunes here. I natter on about writing homoerotic stories when I was ten, dodging active service with the Royal Navy, how likely it is that Mick Herron is an actual spy and, of course, how Snake Plissken helped me to a First Class Honours degree.

Listen here

Friday 6 April 2018

Marnie Rome is now an omnibus!

Dear readers, it's Amazon's best-kept secret, but there's a UK omnibus edition e-book of my first two books, and it's really rather ludicrously cheap. You won't find it by searching under my name, but here's a link. Do share!

Marnie Rome Omnibus

Thursday 22 March 2018

Come and Find Me is published today!

Come and Find Me, my fifth book, is set free after weeks and months in torturous captivity. If you see a copy in the wild do snap it (not literally, that would be book abuse) and share it. You can of course buy it online and as an ebook.
If you can make it to Toppings in Bath for 8pm tonight there will be wine and whatnot, and me and Alison Graham being witty and possibly wise. I'd love the chance to thank some of you in person for putting up with me in the lead up to this, and for all your unstinting support the rest of the time.
If you can't make it Toppings but would like a signed copy, then do ask Toppings who will be able to help. 

Saturday 3 March 2018

Come and Find Me in the Pigeonhole (read for free)

Excited to be working with this new books app project which allows you to read my latest Marnie Rome book in instalments on your phone or via the web for free and before it's published on 22 March. There are still some free spots available so do sign up. I'll be reading along with you, and answering questions about the story as we go. It should be fun!

Sign up for free here

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Fairford Festival 2 June 2018

Delighted to be appearing at this small, fiercely independent festival on Saturday 2 June. Also appearing are Mark Gatiss, and Matthew Graham (Life on Mars). Do come if you can!