Monday 30 December 2019

Come and Find Me for 99p

My fifth book, Come and Find Me, is currently on sale for just 99p if you have a Kindle or Kobo. It's the book Ben Daniels called 'Totally gripping and oh so twistilicious'. Links below!

Amazon UK
Kobo UK

Saturday 14 December 2019

Killer Women Festival 2020

This is shaping up to be one of the best crime fiction and drama festivals around, with next year's programme packed with star guests and festival firsts: a live demonstration of police dog training; crime writing for kids; the real Peaky Blinders; forensic challenges; former prison inmates; true crime TV scoops and exclusives, and panels on psychopaths, cults and toxic masculinity.  I'll be hosting the Fresh Blood panel with four terrific debut crime writers.

If you're not already subscribing to their Crime Club newsletter, do sign up now as you'll be sent a special notice when the early bird tickets go on sale on 1 January. A full day of crime fiction favourites for just £65? You can't whack it!

More information here

Thursday 5 December 2019

St Hilda's Crime Fiction Weekend 2020

I'm very excited to be helping to organise next year's St Hilda's Crime Writing Weekend, which is held in glorious Oxford over the weekend 14-16 August 2020. The theme is 'All Our Yesterdays: Historical Crime Fiction'. Guest speakers will include Laura Shepherd-Robinson, Abir Mukherjee, Vaseem Khan and William Shaw. Do come if you can; it's a weekend like no other and unmissable for crime fiction fans. You'll have drinks on the lawn, a murder mystery supper (we hope to persuade Mick Herron to reprise his Geordie detective) and a super Sunday lunch. You can stay on campus for the full Oxford collegiate experience!

More information and tickets here

Monday 2 December 2019

Granite Noir 2020

Delighted to be making my debut at Granite Noir in February 2020 alongside Alice Feeney and Dorothy Koomson. We'll be discussing Suspense with a Topical Twist. Do come!

Tickets and info

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!

Details and tickets

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.

How To Engage with Publishers and Build Relationships with Authors

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!

Top Ten Strange Tastes in Fiction

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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Tuesday 14 May 2019

Never Be Broken reviewed in CrimeSquad

"Sarah Hilary is going to be up there with the likes of Ruth Rendell, PD James and Val McDermid, as a game changer of British crime fiction."

So thrilled with this terrific review for Never Be Broken which is published by Headline on Thursday. You can read the whole review here.

You can buy Never Be Broken here (UK) or here (US).

Thursday 2 May 2019

Never Be Broken reviewed on Ireland AM

Huge thanks to Aine Toner for giving Never Be Broken such a terrific review on Ireland AM (television) yesterday. Comes in around 05:30 mins, if you'd like to watch.

Watch here

Saturday 16 March 2019

Never Be Broken: two months to go!

Never Be Broken is out two months today. You can read the shock opening chapter here - and try to guess What Happens Next. This is a nerve-wracking time for any author, waiting to find out whether readers love or hate your latest book. I hope you'll share your thoughts, either way.

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Saturday 9 March 2019

CLIC Sargent Get in Character charity auction

You can nab two personalised, signed copies of Never Be Broken ** before it is on general release ** over in the CLIC Sargent Get in Character charity auction right now. The auction raises much-needed funds to help children and families affected by cancer. I will write individual messages for you and a friend inside the books, and cover the postage costs too. Thank you! 

Bid here

Thursday 28 February 2019

St Hilda's College Crime Fiction Weekend 2019

I'm honoured and excited to be part of this great weekend of crime fiction at St Hilda's College, Oxford. I'll be looking at Patricia Highsmith's influence on the genre, and appearing alongside many of my crime writing heroes including Mick Herron, Andrew Taylor, Natasha Cooper and Denise Mina. It's a wonderful weekend, unlike any other crime festival around. Do come if you can. More information and booking here.

Thursday 21 February 2019

Bloody Women at the Bath Festival

I'm looking forward to grilling Erin Kelly and Harriet Tyce at the Bath Festival on Sunday 26 May. More details are here.

Saturday 16 February 2019

Never Be Broken countdown: three months to go

Three months today (16 May) sees the publication of Never Be Broken, the sixth book in my Marnie Rome series, and a seminal moment for the characters and story. I'm hoping readers, old and new, will love it.

You can preorder (UK) here or (US) here or reserve a library copy in the UK now. 

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Someone Else's Skin for 99p

My debut won Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, and was a Silver Falchion and Macavity Award finalist in the US. It's 99p at the moment, which is a steal, whichever way you slice it.

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Tuesday 8 January 2019

Never Be Broken

I'm thrilled with the early responses coming in from some of my favourite writers who've been reading Never Be Broken over the holidays. It's out in the UK on May 16th and can be pre-ordered from Amazon or for free international shipping from the Book Depository. Thank you!