I’m delighted to have signed a contract with the wonderful McFarland Books. This means that my next sole-authored academic book will be a critical companion to the life and work of Agatha Christie (she’s this author I kind of like…). So excited! But I’d better get back to writing it, as this is something of a mammoth task.
In 2016, McFarland published a collection I edited on Agatha Christie, and they were a joy to work with. The whole process was a dream, and, honestly, I’m thrilled to be working with these lovely folk again.
15 April sees the publication of Eric Sandberg’s 100 Greatest Literary Detectives, to which I contributed a section on Josephine Tey’s Alan Grant. The roll-call of contributors is deeply impressive, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
In other news, I have self-published a short comic novella, The Six Deaths of Excalibur Braille, on Amazon Kindle. It’s a detective story of sorts and features not one but six sleuths. In addition to Jessica Brick, you might spot some familiar-ish faces (from the eccentric Monsieur Achille Pierrot to the hardboiled Phil Space, each character has their own unique approach to the crime at foot. My mum calls it ‘glorious overkill’).
Find out more on the ‘Fiction’ page!
If you would like a free PDF ebook in exchange for an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads, please do hit me up. Later this year, I’ll be bringing out a physical book including The Six Deaths of Excalibur Braille and two other novella.