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Includes three short, sharp shockers:

Consenting Adults

Private investigator Edward Rooney is hired to find a missing young woman… and uncovers a shocking secret.

Guardian Angel

Laura loves reading the Missed Connections messages in her local paper. Until one of the messages is aimed at her…

Kissing Games

Two schoolboys dare each other to spend a night in an abandoned psychiatric hospital, unaware that one of the former inmates is back – and that she likes young boys…

Plus, special bonus story:

Wish You Dead

What’s the worst thing you can do when your heart’s been broken? Find out in this tribute to The Monkey’s Paw.

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
Do you have a favourite?
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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