Congratulations to Joy Kluver, whose Detective Bernadette Noel series has been shortlisted in the Best New Series category in the Dead Good Readers’ Awards. The most recent in the series, LEFT FOR DEAD, was published in January by Bookouture.
Kate High‘s third cosy crime novel featuring Clarice Beech, THE MISSING WIFE AND THE STONE FEN SIAMESE, is published on June 2nd in hardback and eBook by Constable.
“A real treat . . . I loved it. Cats, dogs, murder and a credible and relatable heroine” Barbara Nadel on
The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn, the first Clarice Beech novel.
Gill Thompson‘s third novel, THE LIGHTHOUSE SISTERS, set in wartime Jersey and Germany, was published by Headline in eBook and audio in February. They will publish the paperback in September.
“Such a compelling read . . . it kept me guessing to the end and has stayed with me since finishing it” Suzanne Goldring
Ellie Wood’s first novel, THE WILDWATER WOMEN, was published in eBook, paperback and audio by HarperNorth in April.
“An instant hit…a perfect summer read” Lancashire Life
“Thoroughly enjoyable, this is a fine lakeside read for the summer” Cumbria Life
Congratulations to Alice Hunter, whose THE SERIAL KILLER’S DAUGHTER was published by Avon in eBook and paperback on 21st July. THE SERIAL KILLER’S WIFE was, according to The Bookseller’s BookStat chart, 2021’s 16th-highest-selling ebook, spending 10 weeks in the chart. It was a top ten bestseller in both formats in the UK as well as reaching the Kindle top 10 in the US.
“Alice Hunter is a genius! Wow, what a book!” Amazon Reader Review
Victoria Jenkins‘s latest psychological thriller, THE BRIDESMAIDS, was published by Bookouture in eBook in May.
“I flew through the pages in record time. The ending was simply fantastic and totally unexpected… Unputdownable.” RK_reads, 5 stars
Congratulations to Nicola Chester, whose memoir, ON GALLOWS DOWN: Place, Protest and Belonging, published by Chelsea Green, has won the 2021 Richard Jefferies Award for outstanding nature writing. ON GALLOWS DOWN has also been longlisted for the 1922 James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing. The paperback edition was published on 14 July.
“An incredible book of exceptional depth, feeling and bravery…wonderful! I couldn’t put it down. A must read” Dara McAnulty
Lynne McEwan‘s second DI Shona Oliver novel DEAD MAN DEEP is published by Canelo Crime on August 4th in eBook and paperback. Her first, IN DARK WATER, was published by Canelo in 2021 and was a Scottish Crime Kindle #1 bestseller. Lynne will be appearing on panels at a number of book festivals this autumn, including Bloody Scotland.
“A thrilling new voice in Scottish crime fiction” Marion Todd