Stephen also appeared on BBC Radio 2 with Jeremy Vine on Friday 18th December to discuss starling murmurations and power lines. A fascinating listen, and you can catch up here.
The Costa First Novel-winning debut by Stuart Turton, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, has been optioned by Netflix to become a seven-part series.
House Productions acquired the TV rights in 2018 and will produce the series while Sophie Petzal will create and write the adaptation.
Executive producers for House Productions Juliette Howell and Tessa Ross said: “Stuart’s novel is such an intriguing, exciting and compelling read we are thrilled that he has entrusted it to us to bring to life for a TV audience.”
Turton commented: “I'm absolutely delighted that The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is coming to the screen, and wish to offer my apologies to the wonderfully talented Sophie Petzal – who has the mind-destroying job of adapting it. When I set out to write a time-travelling, body-hopping, murder mystery novel, I never imagined it would end up on the telly, and I can't wait to see how it unfolds.”
Petzal added: “I’m so excited to have the chance to bring Stuart’s exhilarating, original and mind-bending novel to life on Netflix. From the moment I read the book, I knew it could make the most extraordinary television series and I’m so grateful to be a part of the incredible team setting out on this journey.”
To read the full press release, click here.
L. C. Tyler's most recent John Gray book, Death of a Shipbuilder, has been included in the Historical Writers' Association's 'Best Historical Books of 2020'.
The Association asked a few of their authors to name their titles, and Tyler's was the pick of fellow author J. D. Davies.
Shipbuilder is the sixth in the Gray series, set in 1600s London, a place where the powerful bargain with not only money, but secrets and lies...
In addition, the book was reviewed in Mystery People: "The twists and turns of this brilliantly plotted and beautifully crafted story are not to be missed. Highly recommended."
Set your reminder, and snap up some excellent reads!
Included in the article is Phillipa Ashley (A Surprise Christmas Wedding - out now) and you can read the whole article here.
You can watch the vlog here and of course, the book is available to buy now - if you're looking for a cosy festive read, you really can't go wrong with this one!
Congratulations to Ragnar Jónasson, whose debut novel Snowblind, the first in the Dark Iceland series featuring Ari Thor, has been nominated for Best Thriller Debut at the Thrillzone Awards 2020 in the Netherlands.
The titles, Crash and Burn, Ante Mortem and Broken Bones will follow the first in Alison's new series, Because She Looked Away (October 2021) featuring Ronnie Blake, a former psychiatrist turned police officer who relocates to Cambridge from south London, for her new position as DI in a missing person's unit.
Alison is also the author of the Cambridge-based DC Gary Goodhew series and most recently, the standalone The Moment Before Impact.
Read the full list here.
The cover for M. W. Craven's highly-anticipated fourth Washington Poe outing, Dead Ground, has been revealed!
The series has been highly praised by likes of Martina Cole ("Fantastic"), Mick Herron ("Thrilling") and Peter James ("Dark, sharp and compelling").
Released in June 2021, this might just be Poe's toughest case yet. Read more about the book here.
Chris & Jen Sugden are the creators of the audio drama podcast Victoriocity, a comic sci-fi detective thriller set in a reimagined Victorian past in which the city of ‘Even Greater London’ has grown to encompass the entire lower half of England. After releasing two seasons of the podcast, they are now working on a Victoriocity novel.
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Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!