July’s Book Giveaway

This month’s EXCLUSIVE Newsletter Prize is ONE advance copy of my new Norwegian thriller Lake Child – two months ahead of release!

Every UK subscriber is automatically entered into the monthly prize draw. Simply sign up to enter by midnight 31st July. GOOD LUCK!


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Over 600 Five Star Reviews for Little Sister!

I’m pleased to say that my bestselling psychological thriller Little Sister is still going strong, with over 600 5* reviews across Goodreads and Amazon … and currently just 99p on Amazon Kindle and Kobo eBook.

 

If you enjoyed Little Sister, please do spread the word with your book-loving friends!

The Dead Good Reader Awards – Beautiful Liars Shortlisted!

The readers have spoken … and Beautiful Liars has made the finals in the 2019 Dead Good Reader Awards!

THANK YOU to everyone who voted in the first round. There’s now a FINAL round to get through, so if you’d like to see Beautiful Liars scoop the ‘Cat and Mouse Award for Most Elusive Villain’ at this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Writing Festival in Harrogate, you know what to do! Huge thanks to followers on social media who have already voted this week … and good luck to ALL my fellow nominees – if you want some excellent book recommendations, just follow the voting link.

Your support is hugely appreciated ❤ VOTE HERE before 17th July 2019!

Crime Writing Events, Harrogate 2019

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate, 2019

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be returning to the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate this year, as part of Mari Hannah’s Creative Thursday line up AND Orion Crime’s Friday Incident Room. The Harrogate weekend is always a high point in my bookish calendar, so I’m stoked to be on the team!

CREATIVE THURSDAY: JUST BLOODY WRITE
I’m thrilled to be teaming up with award-winning crime writer Kate Rhodes to run the JUST BLOODY WRITE workshop. As well as our character workshops, attendees will hear from four successful authors who previously took the plunge to attend Creative Thursday and subsequently found themselves on the path to publication. Hear from this year’s Programming Chair Mari Hannah (from alumna to chair!), Lesley Thomson, J.S. Monroe and Chris Ewan on their journeys to publication and beyond, as they reveal all to Natasha Cooper.

Thursday 18 July | 9am-5.30pm
Venue: The Old Swan, Harrogate
Read more …

ORION CRIME INCIDENT ROOM
There are events all day on Friday, and I’m involved in a few. Firstly, I’ll be hosting Desert Island Crime, in which crime writers Mari Hannah, Emma Kavanagh, Tim MacGabhann, Chris McGeorge and Oscar du Muriel discuss their desert island books – the ones they couldn’t live without if they were stranded in the ocean.

Then there’s the Crime Girl Gang Podcast Live, where Niki Mackay, Elle Croft and Victoria Selman will discuss the famous Old Swan Agatha Christie disappearance on their live podcast with some special guests.

And let’s not forget the Orion Crime Proof Party – your chance to get your mitts on early copies of not-yet-released crime fiction, including my latest LAKE CHILD. An opportunity not to be missed!

Friday 19 July
Desert Island Crime: 2.00-2.5pm
Crime Girl Gang Podcast Live: 3.30-4.45pm
Orion Crime Proof Party: 5.00-6.00pm
Venue: The Library at The Old Swan, Harrogate
Read more …

We look forward to seeing a few of you there!

June’s Book Giveaway

For news, special content and giveaways, you’re warmly invited to join my free Readers’ Book Club. Every UK subscriber is automatically entered into the monthly prize draw, and this June one lucky reader will receive a rare set of signed hardback editions, normally only available in the US! Simply sign up to enter by midnight 30th June.


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Nominate in Dead Good Reader Awards and Win Books!

Last year YOU my wonderful readers got me to the finals event of the The Dead Good Reader Awards with Little Sister – and now six new categories are open for the 2019 nominations.

If you think Casey in BEAUTIFUL LIARS qualifies for ‘The Cat and Mouse Award for Most Elusive Villain’ then follow the link and give us your vote! THANK YOU.

ps When you nominate you’re in with a chance to win a book prize worth £100, courtesy of Dead Good Books!

May Madness! Kindle eBook Offers …

This month two of my books are in the Kindle Spring Sale: Flight and Summer of ’76 – both £1.39 for a limited period!

Moving between the majestic coastline of North Cornwall and the leafy suburbs of London, Flight is a story of secrets and lies – and of the indelible traces that are left behind when someone tries to disappear.

When Wren Irving’s numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn’t tell her husband, Rob. Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter Phoebe goodbye, and leaves. Two decades later, Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura. Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life. But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all. With their cosy world thrown into turmoil, Laura sets out to track Wren down and discover the truth about why she walked out all those years ago.

‘A compulsive read … Flight has great clarity and meaning’
 NewBooks magazine

‘Brilliantly told … exemplifies contemporary fiction that explores the dynamics and complexities of family life’
– We Love This Book

‘Beautifully written and brimming with emotional honesty, this is the most engaging and enjoyable novel I’ve read this year
– Sussex Life magazine

BUY IT HERE

It’s the start of one of the hottest summers on record with soaring temperatures and weeks without rain; the summer of Abba, T-Rex, David Bowie and Demis Roussos; of Martinis, cheesecake and chicken chasseur; of the Montreal Olympics and the Notting Hill riots – the summer Big Ben stopped dead … 

17-year-old Luke is all set to enjoy his last months at home on the Isle of Wight before leaving for college.  But when the close-knit community is gripped by scandal, everything he thought he knew about friendship and family is turned on its head.

‘Isabel Ashdown is adept at portraying the bickering normalcy of ordinary family life … [she] effortlessly transports you back to the seventies – a world of Abba, flares, punk and David Bowie’
The Press Association

‘Evocative of that hot, dry summer … book groups will have a lot to discuss’
NewBooks Magazine

‘Ashdown handles big themes and period details with heart’
The Simple Things magazine

BUY IT HERE

April’s Book Giveaway

For news, special content and giveaways, you’re warmly invited to join my free Readers’ Book Club! Every UK subscriber is automatically entered into the monthly prize draw, and this month one lucky reader will receive a signed copy of The Girl Next Door, the gripping new thriller from bestselling author Phoebe Morgan … simply sign up to enter by midnight 30th April.

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Creative Thursday Line Up Announced

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2019 – Creative Thursday

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be returning to the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate this year, teaming up with award-winning crime writer Kate Rhodes to run the JUST BLOODY WRITE workshop, as part of Mari Hannah’s Creative Thursday line up. The Harrogate weekend is always a high point in my bookish calendar, so I’m stoked to be on the team!

As well as our character workshops, attendees will hear from four successful authors who previously took the plunge to attend Creative Thursday and subsequently found themselves on the path to publication. Hear from this year’s Programming Chair Mari Hannah (from alumna to chair!), Lesley Thomson, J.S. Monroe and Chris Ewan on their journeys to publication and beyond, as they reveal all to Natasha Cooper.

Thurs 18 July | 9am-5.30pm
The Old Swan, Harrogate
Read more …

We look forward to seeing a few of you there!