"This pacy police procedural had us staying up long past bedtime to find out what happened next."
In addition, Grinstead Books hosted a talk last Monday, between David and fellow author Kate Bradley, and William Shaw hosted a reading party for The Art of Death via Zoom. Sadly, catch-up is not available for either event, but if you missed out, then David will be taking part in another virtual event, Whose Crime Is It Anyway, hosted by the Northern Crime Syndicate. The event will be tomorrow (Tuesday 9th February) at 7.30pm, and you can sign up here.
Also published in Brian's backlist, was The Last Crossing (originally published in 2020), which also sports a beautiful new jacket. The book has been widely praised by authors, the media, and readers alike & we couldn't be more pleased to see this fantastic story get a second life.
It was included in the Independent's Best Books of February 2021 "The suspense is expertly handled"; The Times' roundup of the Best Crime Fiction "Femi Kaydoe is an atmospheric writer", and he was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 by Mariella Frostrup. Miss this one? You can catch up here (2h 36m 18s).
Finally, Femi was interviewed by My Sister, the Serial Killer author Oyinkan Braithwaite for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Reader reviews are beginning to come in for S. V. Leonard's forthcoming psychological thriller, The Islanders:
"An energetic, fast-paced ride you won't be able to put down."
"What a thrilling ride ... Perfect for fans of a murder mystery!"
"An addictive, mysterious thriller which keeps you gripped right until the last page!"
"If you love a good locked room mystery that will keep you on your toes as well as entertained until the very last page, I can highly recommend this debut."
When a new feature on Pete Newbury s popular TV programme shows his adult image digitally transformed to that of a young child, Beth is shocked to realise that he s her baby brother, who disappeared without a trace thirty-eight years ago. He vanished at the age of three and her family has grieved for him ever since, believing him to be dead. But the path to reunion and happiness is fraught with complications, not least Beth s feelings towards a close friend of her long-lost brother and then the reappearance of her runaway daughter, complete with child. Bridges take time to build, but after so many years of heartache, can Beth manage to keep hold of everything she holds dear?
- Jules Wake's The Spark (Contemporary Romantic Novel Award)
- Phillipa Ashley's A Perfect Cornish Escape (Popular Romantic Fiction Award)
- Olivia Lara's Someday In Paris (Fantasy Romantic Novel Award)
Congratulations to all!