Welcome to my website. Here you can find details of my writing, of forthcoming events and past events. I take pictures while writing, some for the novel in progress, others because something catches my eye. Many of these are here too. This is a good way to be in touch with me, so do write to me Read more
Thanks to everyone who voted for The Detective’s Daughter. It beat 150 major titles to become Sainsbury’s ebook for 2013 and to go to the top of the supermarket’s ebook chart for a couple of weeks.
I am teaching the last in a series of courses - Engaging Narratives on from Friday 21st March to the Sunday along with crime-writer Jason Goodwin. In this one, Jason and I willexplore suspense. We look what makes writers get readers to turn the pages, keep reading – care what happens next and to whom.
I will be on a panel at the Bristol CrimeFest on Friday 16th May at 17.10pm. I’m on the panel with Elizabeth Haynes, Chris Longmuir and Pauline Rowson. The event runs from the 15th to the 18th of May this year and promises to be fascinating and great fun for all crime fiction fans.
I enjoyed being Joe Talbot’s guest in the ‘Tea for Two’ slot on his Feel Good Friday show on the 21st February. We discussed the success of The Detective’s Daughter with Joe and the pros and cons (none) of writing. To hear the show just click the ‘play’ icon above or Listen here.
Thursday 27th February. This was a lovely evening – thanks to the hospitality of both the Steyning Bookshop who organised the event and the Sussex Produce Store who put on a delicious meal. The bestselling crime writer Elly Griffiths and I talked about how we write. We explored the importance of place in our fiction – Norfolk for Elly, Read more
All the images in this gallery have been inspired by my new novel Ghost Girl.
I won the won the inaugural People’s Book Prize for fiction on July 21st 2010. A wonderful and unexpected surprise. Fast forward five minutes on this film in to see my thank you speech conjured up on the hoof.
I took part in a panel discussion on psychological crime fiction with Claire McGowan, Louise Millar and Tom Vowler at the 2013 Bristol Crimefest. Chaired by writer Julia Crouch. The convention hotel was held at the Bristol Marriott Royal on College Green and amazingly the sun shone. Let’s hope it does the same for us Read more