Coming soon – October @1stMondayCrime with @ak_benedict @lisajewelluk @jodysabral @lucyclarkebooks @AmyHeydenrych

September is always so busy! I’m afraid I’ve not had time to sort out an interview with one of the panellists for October but hopefully I will for November. But I can at least tell you who you can expect to see and the blurb for their books. And it’s all out girl power for October!

Starting with the chair for the evening –  Slice Girl, A.K. Benedict. Her most recent novel is Jonathan Dark or The Evidence for Ghosts.

Jonathan Dark

Maria King knows a secret London. Born blind, she knows the city by sound and touch and smell but now that surgery has restored her sight, the world seems a scarier place and she doesn’t want to see it.

DCI Jonathan Dark also sees a different side to the city. He’s in the shadows, haunted by his failure to save a woman from the hands of a stalker, and he won’t let it happen again.

Now a killer has set his sights on Maria, and Jonathan must find a way to stop him. But when gathering evidence, you can’t choose your source.

Can you save the living by talking to the dead?


Watching You is the new novel from Lisa Jewell.

Watching You

You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow.

You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.

That’s when you meet the man next door.

He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.

All the time.

But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.

Or that someone is watching you.


Jody Sabral has had an interesting path to publication for I Never Lie which is published by Canelo.

I Never Lie

Is she the next victim? Or is she the culprit…?

Alex South is a high-functioning alcoholic who is teetering on the brink of oblivion. Her career as a television journalist is hanging by a thread since a drunken on-air rant. When a series of murders occurs within a couple of miles of her East London home she is given another chance to prove her skill and report the unfolding events. She thinks she can control the drinking, but soon she finds gaping holes in her memory, and wakes to find she’s done things she can’t recall. As the story she’s covering starts to creep into her own life, is Alex a danger to herself – or to others?


The latest novel from Lucy Clarke is You Let Me In.

You Let Me In

Nothing has felt right since Elle rented out her home…


There’s a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows.


Maybe it’s all in Elle’s mind? She’s a writer – her imagination, after all, is her strength. And yet every threat seems personal. As if someone has discovered the secrets that keep her awake at night.


As fear and paranoia close in, Elle’s own home becomes a prison. Someone is unlocking her past – and she’s given them the key…


And the debut novelist for the panel is Amy Heydenrych with Shame On You.

Shame On You


Have you ever wanted to reinvent yourself?

Have you every lied about who you are to get more likes?

Have you ever followed someone online who you think is perfect?

Meet Holly.

Social media sensation. The face of clean eating.

Everyone loves her. Everyone wants to be her.

But when Holly is attacked by a man she’s only just met, her life starts to spiral out of control. He seemed to know her – but she doesn’t know him.

What if Holly isn’t who she seems to be? What if Holly’s living a lie?



What a great panel! Sadly I can’t be there so no cookies for the authors (very sorry!) and no write-up afterwards. But you can be there! Just make sure you reserve your free seat by clicking here. You can buy books on the night from Big Green Bookshop for the authors to sign. I’m sure you will all have a great evening and I’ll see you in November for another fab panel.






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