A Day in the Life of British Thriller Writer Ava Marsh #amwriting

Ava Marsh is the author of Exposure.

Kitty Sweet isn’t like anyone you’ve ever met before.

She’s an infamous porn star, imprisoned for double murder. As damaged as she is charismatic, as dangerous as she is charming.

But once no different from you or I.

Kitty’s past is full of heartbreak and desperation, of adulation and glamour. Of ruin. She’s descended to an underworld most people can only imagine, and lived to tell the tale . . .

This is her story.

'Not for the faint-hearted, Exposure is a riveting page-turner with a moral core that elevates it above most thrillers. I couldn’t put it down.' Mark Edwards, author of The Magpies

To see how author Ava Marsh spends her days, please see the post below from the BritCrime Facebook page.

Twitter: @MsAvaMarsh
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A KILLING MOON by Steven Dunne wins prestigious literary prize

A Killing Moon
A Killing Moon, the 5th novel in Steven Dunne's Reaper series, has won the East Midlands Book Award 2016, a literary prize open to all genres.

For the young woman kidnapped on her way home from the pub, the nightmare is about to begin...

Weeks after Caitlin Kinnear goes missing, the police are unable to break her case. Worse they are not even certain harm has come to her. But determined to pursue all leads, DI Damen Brook and his team begin to trawl through the murky world of cheap migrant labour. Convinced that the answers lie hidden within its depths, Brook soon begins to realise Caitlin is in terrible danger.

When the body of another young girl turns up it becomes clear that Caitlin's abduction might not be an isolated incident and the race is on to save her. But with time running out, can Brook put the pieces together and find Caitlin before it's too late?

The aim of the award is to promote writers who live in the East Midlands, to raise the profile of the thriving literary scene in the region, and to reward exceptional work.

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A Day in the Life of British Crime Writer William Shaw #amwriting

The Birdwatcher
William Shaw is the author of The Birdwatcher

Police Sergeant William South has a reason for not wanting to be on the murder investigation.

He is a murderer himself.

But the victim was his only friend; like him, a passionate birdwatcher. South is warily partnered with the strong-willed Detective Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi, newly recruited to the Kent coast from London. Together they find the body, violently beaten, forced inside a wooden chest. Only rage could kill a man like this. South knows it.

But soon - too soon - they find a suspect: Donnie Fraser, a drifter from Northern Ireland. His presence in Kent disturbs William - because he knew him as a boy. If the past is catching up with him, South wants to meet it head on. For even as he desperately investigates the connections, he knows there is no crime, however duplicitous or cruel, that can compare to the great lie of his childhood.

Moving from the storm-lashed, bird-wheeling skies of the Kent Coast to the wordless war of the Troubles, The Birdwatcher is a crime novel of suspense, intelligence and powerful humanity about fathers and sons, grief and guilt and facing the darkness within.

To see how the author spends his days, please see the post below from the BritCrime Facebook page.

Twitter: @William1Shaw
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A Day in the Life of British Crime Writer Claire Seeber #amwriting
Claire Seeber is the author of 24 Hours and The Stepmother.

The perfect wife. A fairytale family. Don’t believe your eyes…

Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.

No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work.

And whilst Jeanie’s step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over.

But Jeanie has a past. A terrible secret she thought she’d buried a long time ago. And now, it’s coming to the surface, threatening to destroy her new marriage.

Someone is playing a terrifying game on Jeanie and she must put a stop to it once and for all.
After all, a fairytale needs a happy ending…doesn’t it?

A compelling, dark and twisty psychological thriller that will grip fans of Behind Closed Doors, Between You and Me and The Teacher

To see how the author spends her days, please see the post from the BritCrime Facebook page below.

Twitter: @ClaireSeeber
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A Day in the Life of Psychological Thriller Writer Cass Green #amwriting
Cass Green is the author of The Woman Next Door.

Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder.

Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa’s daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven’t been so close.

Hester has plans to change all that. It’s obvious to her that despite Melissa’s outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester’s help.

But taking help from Hester might not be such a good idea for a woman with as many secrets as Melissa…

A dark and twisty psychological thriller, perfect for fans of HER by Harriet Lane and IN A DARK DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware.

Find out how the author spends her days in this post from the BritCrime Facebook page below.

Twitter: @CassGreenWriter
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Kindle Deal: Sunday Times Bestseller THE LIE by C L Taylor

The Lie by C L TaylorYou can get THE LIE by C L Taylor for only 99p from Amazon today.


This was no accident…

Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter.

I know your name’s not really Jane Hughes . . .

Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She’s happier than she’s ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist.

Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women.

Jane has tried to put the past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Jane and everything she loves . . .

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Kindle Deal: Dark, compelling crime: DEAD PRETTY by David Mark

Dead Pretty by David Mark
You can buy Dead Pretty by David Mark from Amazon for only 99p today.

*Longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Best Novel*

The latest stunning novel by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson.

'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' Daily Mail

Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days.

One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won't let either of them go until justice can be done.

But some people have their own ideas of what justice means...

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Free Online Crime Fiction Festival 15-17 July 2016 #amreading #britcrime

BritCrime Festival 2016

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A Day in the Life of British Crime Writer Derek Farrell #amwriting
Derek Farrell is the author of Death of a Diva and Death of a Nobody

Danny Bird is having a very bad day. In the space of just a few hours he lost his job, his partner and his home.

Ever the optimist, Danny throws himself headlong into his dream to turn the grimmest pub in London into the coolest nightspot south of the river. Sadly, everything doesn’t go quite as planned when his star turn is found strangled hours before opening night.

Danny becomes the prime suspect in the crime, and then the gangster who really owns the pub starts asking where his share of the takings has gone… it seems things are going to get worse for Danny before they get better.

“A classic whodunit brought bang up to date”

How does the author spend his days? See below in this funny piece from the BritCrime Facebook page.

Twitter: @DerekIFarrell
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A Day in the Life of British Thriller Writer Angela Clarke #amwriting

Follow MeAngela Clarke is the author of Follow Me.


The ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts chilling cryptic clues online, pointing to their next target. Taunting the police. Enthralling the press. Capturing the public’s imagination.

But this is no virtual threat.

As the number of his followers rises, so does the body count.

Eight years ago two young girls did something unforgivable. Now ambitious police officer Nasreen and investigative journalist Freddie are thrown together again in a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer. But can they stay one step ahead of him? And can they escape their own past?

Time's running out. Everyone is following the #Murderer. But what if he is following you?


**Amazon RISING STAR Debut of the Month in January 2016!**

To see how the author spends her days, please see the short film below, first posted on the BritCrime Facebook page.

Twitter: @TheAngelaClarke
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Introducing British Crime Writer David Mark

David Mark spent more than 15 years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with The Yorkshire Post - walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels.

His writing is heavily influenced by the court cases he covered: the defeatist and jaded police officers; the incompetent investigators; the inertia of the justice system and the sheer raw grief of those touched by savagery and tragedy.

DARK WINTER was his first novel and became an international best-seller and one of the biggest hits of 2013.

His latest novel, DEAD PRETTY, has been released to huge acclaim and been Longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Best Novel. It will be available in paperback in August.

Twitter: @davidmarkwriter
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Hello From Chelmorton Festival #BritCrime Festival

Daniel Pembrey couldn't be with us for a live panel at this BritCrime Festival, so he sent us this lovely video from Chelmorton Festival with contributions from Zoe Sharp, Bill Rogers and Sarah Ward.

♠ Daniel Pembrey is the author of The Harbour Master, due out in a new edition, published by No Exit Press in November 2016
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♠ Zoe Sharp is the author of the Charlie Fox thrillers. An Italian Job, her new book with John Lawton, will be published soon.
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♠ Bill Rogers is the author of ten crime thrillers based in Manchester. The first two in a new spin-off series will be published by Thomas & Mercer later this year.
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♠ Sarah Ward is the author of In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw.
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Introducing Psychological Thriller Writer Tammy Cohen

When She Was BadTammy Cohen (who also writes under the name Tamar) is the author of seven critically-acclaimed novels that have been translated into eleven different languages.

When She Was BadHer latest psychological thriller, When She Was Bad, has just been optioned for TV.

She lives in London with her partner and three (allegedly) grown children and one (badly behaved) dog.

Introducing Thriller Writer SJI Holliday

S.J.I. Holliday grew up in Haddington, East Lothian. She spent many years working in her family’s newsagent and pub before going off to study microbiology and statistics at university.

She has worked as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry for over sixteen years, but it was on a six-month round-the-world-trip that she took with her husband ten years ago that she rediscovered her passion for writing. first novel, Black Wood was published in 2015 and her second, Willow Walk, is out now.

You can find out more at and on Twitter @SJIHolliday and Facebook