Shadow Sands is out now!

I’m thrilled to let you know that Kate Marshall returns in Shadow Sands and it’s out now! The moors are a perfect hiding place for a serial killer. And a chilling return to the past for nascent private investigator Kate Marshall in a pulse-racing thriller by the author of Nine Elms. Criminology academic Kate Marshall is on a scuba jaunt with her son when they dive toward a shocking discovery: the body of a teenage boy entangled below the surface of the Shadow Sands reservoir. The detective chief inspector’s too-quick narrative of a tragic drowning doesn’t add up, and when Kate follows the evidence, it leads to a darker discovery. …

Podcast interview for Nine Elms.

Hello! I’m just popping in here to post this interview I did for The Dark and Stormy Book Club podcast, where I talk about the inspiration for my new Kate Marshall series and Nine Elms – and of course, Erika Foster. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch after reading Nine Elms, I’ve had so many wonderful messages. It makes me very happy that you’ve enjoyed meeting Kate Marshall, and it’s great to get your feedback for the series moving forward. I am hard at work on re-writes and edits for the second book, Shadow Sands. Here is the link to the podcast …

Second drafts, and Erika Foster large print paperbacks

I’m in deadline mode. This is when I get up super early in the morning, write like crazy, and try to finish before 3pm. This is the first day I’ve managed to finish early which is rare. I was going to have a crack at making soda bread, but I decided instead to write this blog post. I went on a publicity tour to the U.S last month, visiting Seattle and Los Angeles, which was wonderful, and then it was so exciting to see Nine Elms published at the beginning of November. It’s the first book in my new Kate Marshall series, and earlier in …

My new book, Nine Elms is now available!

I’ve been tense and nervous for the past week, in anticipation of Nine Elms being published. It feels like there’s been such a long build-up to this book, and it seems like ages ago (three years to be exact) since I first had the idea for Kate Marshall, my new private detective. I’ve just finished writing the second book, and Kate is a character I have fallen just as much in love with as Erika Foster. I hope you will too. Nine Elms is published today in the UK, Australia and New Zealand in ebook and audio, and in the USA you can download the …

Cover Reveal – Nine Elms UK & Commonwealth edition

I’m really excited to reveal the UK, Australia & New Zealand cover of Nine Elms with this fabulous book trailer! I’m so excited to be able to share this with all my readers in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and commonwealth countries. It will be published at the same time as the US edition of Nine Elms, November 1st, in ebook and audiobook, with the hardback/trade paperback published on 29th December 2019 in Australia and New Zealand, and 9th January 2020 in the UK. I’m also thrilled to announce that Nine Elms is going global. Foreign rights sales have been incredible, and Nine Elms will also …

January writing update

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! I hope you are having a great 2019? How is it going so far? I’m working away like crazy on the next book, and I should have some news very soon to share with you. It’s freezing cold here, snowy, but we did have a brief hour of sun today (picture below).  I’ve already broken a couple of New Year’s resolutions. I told myself that I would eat healthy during January. The dreaded podge settled over me after the last draft of the next book, which I finished in December, and the food here in Slovakia is so good, …

Is it the end for Erika Foster?

You might have seen the news I posted a few weeks ago, that I am going to write a new crime series. The idea for a crime series centred around a forensic profiler has been knocking around in my head for the past couple of years, and I’m so excited to start work on something new, and to introduce you all to my new series character, ex-cop turned Private Detective, Kate Marshall. Since I made the announcement, so many people have asked if this is the end of Erika Foster. So, I wanted to write this post to reassure readers that I’m not going to …

Spring in New York and Slovakia

After what seemed like an endless winter, spring arrived in Slovakia a couple of weeks ago, and a week later, summer. Just over six weeks ago, the lake in the park where we take our dogs was frozen, and the ice was thick enough to walk on. Today, I’m sat in my little office in shorts and t-shirt and trying to stay cool. It’s baking hot. I sat down to write my new book, which is still in the shaky early stages, but it was one of those mornings of distractions. You might already know from my social media posts that we have two dogs. …

The Girl in the Ice – US publication day

It’s been more than two years since The Girl in the Ice was published, and it has been a life-changing couple of years. The book has sold over a million copies, and is in the process of being translated into 27 languages. It hit the #1 spot on the Amazon US Kindle store, #1 on the Amazon Australia Kindle store, and it spent six weeks at #2 on the Amazon UK Kindle store (so, it’s rather unfortunately known as my huge #2). It won the Dead Good Reader Award at the 2016 Theakston’s Harrogate Crime Festival, and was a finalist in the 2016 Goodreads Choice …

Erika Foster is back!

I’m thrilled to let you know that Erika Foster is back in Deadly Secrets, and it’s available to pre-order now! From Amazon, iBooks, Kobo and Google Play  To commit the perfect murder, you need the perfect cover… On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep? Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed. One chilling detail links them to the murder victim …

Merry Christmas from Prague

I’ve spent the last week in bed with a chest infection, so I’m blogging about this later than planned. I’ve also had to miss out on the snow here in Slovakia, and the Christmas market, and I was gutted that I had to cancel a book signing in Brno in the Czech Republic last week. To everyone who was going to go, I’m sorry that I couldn’t make it. We are going to re-arrange it for early next year, so stay tuned. Right up until the day before, I was determined to go, but after a visit to the doctor where antibiotics were prescribed, I …

A dream come true

I was in London for publication day last week of The Girl in the Ice, and spent the morning with the lovely Kirsteen Astor from Sphere, visiting Waterstones in Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square to sign some copies, and then I had lunch with the wonderful people from Sphere and Bookouture at Spring in Somerset House. It was such a fun morning, and a lovely lunch, but it all happened so fast that we didn’t get much of a chance to take photos. Around mid-morning it started to snow when we were crossing Trafalgar Square, and as the soft white flakes spun and whirled around our …

Paperback giveaway!

To celebrate publication tomorrow (30th November) of the new Sphere paperback edition, I’m giving away 5 signed copies of The Girl in the Ice! To enter the competition all you need to do is head over to my Facebook page and like and share the post pinned to the top of  page: https://www.facebook.com/bryndzarobert/ The giveaway closes at 9pm GMT on Thursday 30th November, when I will draw the 5 lucky winners using the rafflecopter giveaway app. I will announce the winners on Facebook and post their names here too. This is for the new Sphere UK and Commonwealth edition of The Girl in the Ice, but the …