I was there. I watched the knife go in. I saw the man who did it.
And heard him laugh because he knows he'll never get caught.
He knows I have prosopagnosia - I can't recognise faces.
And if I don't find the man who killed my sister, I'll be found guilty of murder.
Lucinda is the great-great-great-granddaughter of the one and only Charles Dickens, and has grown up with a fervent interest in her family's history. In 2017, she published Dickens and Christmas (Pen & Sword), a look at, and celebration of, how the author changed forever the way Christmas is celebrated. It makes the *perfect* Christmas gift #justsaying
"If you are looking for nonstop high-octane adventure with lots of pulsating action, this is for you. Strap on a navy Colt, mount up - and enjoy. Recommended."
The second in the series, A Perfect Cornish Christmas hit No.10 in the Kindle Charts last week, was No.1 in the 'Parenting and Family' category, No.1 in 'Romantic Relationships' and No.1 in 'Saga'. Go Phillipa!
Huge congratulations are due to Ragnar Jónasson who, it was revealed this week, has sold 1,000,000 copies of his books worldwide.
This is an absolutely outstanding feat from one of Iceland's foremost crime writers, and we couldn't be more pleased for him.
If you have yet to acquaint yourself with Ragnar's Dark Iceland or Hidden Iceland series, may we suggest you pop over to his page (click on his name) and have a gander?? You won't regret it.
Dead Ground is not published until 2021... You can't say the folks over at Little, Brown aren't organised...!
Clare is a graduate of the University of Winchester's MA in Creative and Critical Writing, has had a lovely write-up in their online journal regarding her novel People Of Abandoned Character (Head of Zeus, October 2020). You can read it here.
M.W. Craven was fortunate enough to get his hands on an advance copy and has supplied a fantastic quote, which we can't help but agree with: "Astonishing... I'd be amazed if it's dominating the shortlists come next year's awards season."
The cover for this absolutely superb book was revealed last week, and we think captures the feel and tone of the book to perfection.
Marry in haste...
Murder at leisure?
London, 1888: Susannah Chapman rushes into marriage to a young and wealthy surgeon. After a passionate honeymoon, she returns home with her new husband wrapped around her little finger. But then everything changes.
Thomas's behaviour becomes increasingly volatile and often violent. He stays out all night, returning home bloodied and full of secrets. The gentle caresses Susannah enjoyed on her wedding night are now just a honeyed memory.
When the first woman is murdered in Whitechapel, Susannah's interest is piqued. But as she follows the reports of the ongoing hunt for the murderer, her mind takes her down the darkest path imaginable. Every time Thomas stays out late, another victim is found dead.
Is it coincidence? Or is her husband the man they call Jack the Ripper?