So, here we are already rapidly approaching the end of January. Christmas feels like a distant memory: the last of the mince pies have been scoffed (though we still have an unopened box in the pantry…), and the Christmas tree has gone to the tree recycling centre, with nothing to remember it by except the occasional pine needle lurking in the hearth rug.
Firstly, a very belated Happy New Year to all my readers. Let’s hope 2022 brings plenty of reasons to be cheerful (to quote Ian Dury). What have I got coming up in 2022 you ask…? Well, as it happens, I’ve got lots planned for this year. The next Denning and Fisher novel will be published this spring. Titled Run For Cover, it sees Denning and Fisher investigating the brutal murder of a young woman in what should be a straightforward case, but soon turns into something much more complicated. There’s danger, there’s twists. There’s a big shoot out… It’s coming out in both e-book and paperback in early May, and this time round we thought we’d make a bit of a splash and have an official book launch. Exact details will be confirmed closer to the time, but check the website – and Twitter – for more info.
However, before Run For Cover is published, I can happily report that the first three books in the series (Know No Evil, Blood Family and The Darkness Within) are to be released in paperback. When Hera agreed to publish me – initially in e-book – I was absolutely chuffed to finally call myself a published author, but there will always be something enormously satisfying about seeing my books in physical form. And then there’s the added thrill of spotting them on the shelves of a bookshop…
In the meantime, I’m now working on Book 5 in the series – provisionally titled Shame the Guilty – which is due to be published in the autumn. The book opens with a man having been stabbed to death on his own doorstep. All the evidence points to it being a case of mistaken identity. But is it?
Away from the writing desk, there are some big changes coming up on the domestic front: I’m moving house later in the year. However, I won’t be leaving Hastings. In fact, I’m hopefully only moving as far as the house next door.
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