This week saw the publication of my fifth novel – SHAME THE DEVIL, the latest outing for detectives DI Matthew Denning and DS Molly Fisher.
The book begins with a young father being stabbed to death on his doorstep in what looks at first to be a case of mistaken identity. However, once other similar murders follow, Denning and Fisher suspect there could be a connection, and could have something to do with a tragic event from years before.
As well as book 5, the first four books in the series (KNOW NO EVIL, BLOOD FAMILY, THE DARKNESS WITHIN and RUN FOR COVER) are going to be released as an e-book bundle – a single volume that contains all four titles, and will be out on 29 October. Hopefully more Denning and Fisher books will be coming out next year…
In the meantime, I’m currently writing a standalone thriller, set slightly closer to home in East Sussex, and featuring a successful novelist who has suddenly started receiving anonymous death threats. Could this have something to with events from her past? Events she would do anything to keep secret.
On the personal front, this week marks exactly three months since I moved into my new house, which is right next door to our previous address, so we didn’t have far to move. It still managed to cause they odd headache however, but I‘m very happy to finally be settled. I now have a much bigger, brighter office with a gorgeous view of Hastings East Hill (photo below) – what greater incentive do I need for my writing?