Joy Kluver

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.

The Lighthouse Sisters

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


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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

Nicola Chester

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

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

Julie Houston

Congratulations to Julie Houston whose  A VILLAGE SECRET was published in April in eBook and paperback by Aria.

“A wonderful addition to the Westenbury series and a definite must read”  Fay Keenan

“Take it away on your country break and enthral yourself with this heart-warming tale of village life… A perfect escape to the country!”  Northern Life magazine