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Tickets are now on sale for my event with John Marrs and Fiona Cummins in St Albans on Sat 21 October. We will be signing books after the event and I will be giving out my famous pens. I might bring along some other goodies too… This is John’s first ever panel event - I’ve spent years trying ...to persuade him - so please come along and heckle… I mean, show us lots of love and support.

It’s a small shop with limited spaces so hurry before it sells out! https://www.books-on-the-hill.co.uk/events/an-evening-of-crime-2

Giveaway! The brand-new Chiltern Kills one-day festival is happening in Gerrards Cross on Saturday Oct 7th and I have teamed up with fellow crime writer Susi Holliday to give away a pair of tickets.

The line-up is a whose who of British crime writers, from Frederick Forsyth and Mark ...Billingham to Ruth Ware and Elly Griffiths, plus dozens more. I will be on a panel with Claire Douglas among others, and will also be hosting the karaoke evening!

To enter, simply leave a comment and I will pick a name at random. The winner gets a pair of tickets. Please only enter if you can make it to the event which starts at 9am on Oct 7th (though you don't have to come for the whole day). Competition closes at midnight UK time September 24th and the winner will be drawn after that.

All the details about the festival are here https://www.chilternkills.com

Good luck!

Bargain lovers - the ebook of KEEP HER SECRET is on special offer in the UK right now. A mere £1 for a very limited time. Please tag someone who might like it, or share with your friends.

In this sinister tale from 4 million copy bestselling author Mark Edwards, a deadly secret turns a ...couple’s new romance into a nightmare. And they’re not the only ones who know the truth…

"The perfect thriller to pack in your suitcase this summer...A high tension, exhilarating read” —Heat

“Heart-in-mouth stuff, with a twist I didn't see coming. Edwards is at the top of his game.” —Erin Kelly

“Mark Edwards really is in a league of his own.” —Lisa Jewell

“I was hooked by this clever, fast paced and addictive thriller... I loved it.” —Claire Douglas

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keep-Her-Secret-Mark-Edwards-ebook/dp/B0BJXJ9491

Another weekend, another brilliant crime writing festival - Bloody Scotland in Stirling. Highlights including a rainy torchlit procession (with Will Dean and CL Taylor) and taking part in the ritual humiliation that was Crimemaster, where I introduced my own personal Jesus (you had to be there). ...Also pictured with some of my fellow panellists Susi Holliday and Gytha Lodge, whose photo I stole. One more festival to go, Chiltern Kills, and then that will be time to go into hibernation/work mode!

Save the date. I’ve been trying to persuade John Marrs to do a live event for years and he has finally agreed! So on the afternoon of October 21st we will be appearing in St Albans with Fiona Cummins, chaired by Tracy Fenton, and it’s going to be so much fun. This could be your one and only ...chance to see John and it will also be my last event of 2023. Ticket details will be revealed very soon.

Had a great time at Capital Crime this weekend. Excellent panel with Fiona Cummins, Kia Abdullah and Araminta Hall. Signed lots of books afterwards. The location, by St Paul’s, was perfect. And my team won the quiz (no thanks to me). I will definitely be back next year!

https://www.capitalcrime.org/product-page/one-of-the-good-guys

This coming Saturday morning I'll be appearing at the Capital Crime festival in London with three fantastic authors: Fiona Cummins, Kia Abdullah and Araminta Hall. There are still some tickets available for this event, ...plus check out the whole Capital Crime schedule as there are loads of great crime writers appearing.

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Live in or near #stalbans? Join me, Fiona Cummins and - making his live debut! - John Marrs for an evening of crime, hosted by Tracy Fenton. It’s going to be huge fun and we will be signing books and I’ll be giving away my famous pens. Limited number of tickets available now. Link in bio. Hope to see you there! #bookevents #authorsofinstagram
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Christmas crime books are becoming a thing (maybe I should write one?) and this is an absolute cracker - The Christmas Guest by Peter Swanson. It’s a novella which I read in one sitting. An American student goes to stay in an English country house for the holidays, unaware that she could be getting a very unwelcome gift… This will make the perfect stocking filler this year. I loved it.
Bargain lovers - the ebook of KEEP HER SECRET is on special offer in the UK right now. A mere £1 for a very limited time.  Please tag someone who might like it, or share with your friends.  “In this sinister tale from 4 million copy bestselling author Mark Edwards, a deadly secret turns a couple’s new romance into a nightmare. And they’re not the only ones who know the truth…”  "The perfect thriller to pack in your suitcase this summer...A high tension, exhilarating read” —Heat  “Heart-in-mouth stuff, with a twist I didn't see coming. Edwards is at the top of his game.” —Erin Kelly  “Mark Edwards really is in a league of his own.” —Lisa Jewell  “I was hooked by this clever, fast paced and addictive thriller... I loved it.” —Claire Douglas
Weekend read: Word Monkey by Christopher Fowler. Just before the first covid lockdown, crime writer (among many other things) Christopher, who I never met, was told he had cancer. Three years later, he died. But this is as far from a misery memoir as you can get. It’s one of the funniest books I’ve ever read and devoid of self pity. Even the scene in which he’s given his terminal diagnosis is hilarious. It’s also erudite, full of writing tips and interesting facts you’ll want to pass on to your friends, and a snapshot of what covid Britain was like (lest we forget). I’d say it’s a must-read for anyone interested in books.
Save the date. I’ve been trying to persuade John Marrs to do a live event for years and he has finally agreed! So on the afternoon of October 21st we will be appearing in St Albans with Fiona Cummins, chaired by Tracy Fenton, and it’s going to be so much fun. This could be your one and only chance to see John and it will also be my last event of 2023. Ticket details will be revealed very soon.
Weekend read. Really enjoying Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by @gabriellezevin. Really likeable characters, highly engaging plot, quite different to the books I usually choose. The only problem with it is that it makes me want to keep stopping to play video games (because that’s what it’s about, innit). Anyone else read it? #amreading #bookstagram

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