A Perfect Cornish Summer is the first in the brand new series from the “queen of Cornish romance”, Phillipa. Set in the fictional Porthmellow Harbour, we follow Sam Lovell as she organises the annual summer festival in her hometown. All is going well, until the star guest pulls out at the last minute and a London chef, who grew up locally, steps in. But Gabe Matthias is the last person Sam was expecting to see, and his return to Porthmellow will change her quiet coastal life forever. It’s available in eBook now and you can order here.
Adrian Magson’s new novel Rocco and the Price of Lies is the much-anticipated sixth in this fabulous crime series, set in 1960s Picardie and starring Detective Lucas Rocco. Three government officials are all found dead by their own hands. Murder by suicide? In answering this question, Rocco uncovers top-level fraud, theft and deception, realising that he has nothing to lose by bringing the truth out into the open - whatever the risks. To buy your copy, click here.
Ragnar’s The Darkness, the first in his news Hidden Iceland series and starring Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir has been shortlisted, along with Ane Riel’s haunting and disturbing Resin which has been described as “deliciously macabre” by the Observer and “creepy as hell” by the Daily Telegraph.
The winning title will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 11 May during the annual international crime fiction convention CrimeFest, held in Bristol on 9-12 May 2019. The winning author and translator of the winning title will both receive a cash prize, and the winning author will receive a full pass to, and a guaranteed panel at, CrimeFest 2020.
Finally, congratulations to Julie Caplin whose two Romantic Escapes books, The Little Café In Copenhagen and The Little Brooklyn Bakery, have been sold to Eksmo in Russia.