Kate Marshall is back in ‘Devil’s Way’

Hello!  I just wanted to give you an update on what’s next. I’m thrilled to say that Kate and Tristan are back sleuthing in another twisty dark case! I’m excited to reveal the cover for Devil’s Way, which you can now pre-order here The book will be published in the English language on January 26th, in all formats, ebook, audiobook hardback and paperback, and I can’t wait for you all to read and listen to Devil’s Way. I always say this, but I mean it more each time – thank you, as always, for all your friendship and support. I have the most incredible supportive readers, which I never …

How Erika Foster changed my life…

I’m very excited that Fatal Witness, the seventh Erika Foster book, is now published!  Click here to get your copy (this is a universal location-based link, which will take you to your location with store options)   It’s terrific to be back with a new Erika Foster novel for you all after a four-year break. I was asked recently if I still get nervous about publication day. And this got me thinking back to what it was like when I published the first book in the Erika Foster series, The Girl in the Ice. And also, when I published my debut novel, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco …

One from the archives: My space-age Slovak spa day

This website started out in 2011 as a blog called ‘British Guy in Slovakia’. Back then I was still a struggling, unpublished writer and I wrote this blog to keep me sane and to document my new life in Slovakia. Last week, the final COVID restrictions were dropped in Slovakia, and we went for our first day out to Podhájska spa. I love Podhájska, and I couldn’t quite believe it had been over two years since we last visited. It made me think about a blog post I’d written, back in 2013, so I thought I would share it again here. You can tell it’s …

Erika Foster returns in ‘Fatal Witness’

Hello from a very sunny but rather chilly Slovakia. I hope that you are getting some sunshine where you are? I am very excited to reveal the cover for the new Erika Foster crime thriller! After a four-year break, Erika Foster is back in Fatal Witness, which is available to pre-order here I spent the past winter writing the book in Dubrovnik, which was quite a magical experience. However, Fatal Witness is just as gritty and gripping as the other books in the Erika Foster series. I do think that a little of the magic of Dubrovnik has rubbed off on me because Erika’s private life starts …

A day in the life of… Darkness Falls publication day

The publication of Darkness Falls today has been awesome. I love publication day. It’s always nerve-wracking but very exciting to see one of my books go out into the world. This is the time for me, when a book finally feels real, and I can see what people think. Publication day often always starts for me with a trip to the loo (I know, classy) I woke up this morning at 2am, needing to pee, and this is when I saw the Darkness Falls ebook had just arrived in my Kindle’s virtual library. I’ve since found out that 15,000 people pre-ordered the ebook edition, which …

Long time no see…

Hi Everyone, It seems like a long time since I last wrote to you all. I’ve been writing, writing, writing and I have lots of new  exciting projects in the pipeline… I’ll be sharing  more news very soon! In the meantime I wanted to share a video/podcast interview I did last week, where I talk about how I got started as a writer, the inspiration for Coco Pinchard and Erika Foster, and my new novel, Darkness Falls. Thanks to Sanja and Saša for making this interview so much fun. The interview is in English, with Croatian subtitles.  

The second Kate Marshall book is published!

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. …

First book in new Kate Marshall Private Investigator series is published!

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 …

January writing update

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! I hope you are having a great 2019, 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 writing the last draft of the next book, which I finished in December, and the food here in Slovakia is so good, and sitting behind my …

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 Private Detective 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 P.I, 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 stop …

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 …

Merry Christmas from Prague

I’ve spent the past 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 visiting Waterstones in Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square to sign some copies, and then I had lunch with my publisher. 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 heads, I hoped it was a good omen for The Girl in the Ice. This publication day …