Hi, I’m Vanessa and welcome to my site.
In 2015, I won Bloody Scotland’s Pitch Perfect event and my first novel, Death Will Find Me, was published in February, 2019. The second Tessa Kilpatrick book will be out early next year and in the meantime, I’ll soon be launching a series of art crime thrillers.
You can find out more about me and what I’m up to by following the links at the top, and there are contact details below if you want to ask me any questions or invite me to talk at your bookshop, library or festival.
Category Archives: Books
Just to let everyone know that the winner of the signed Sara Sheridan books is Sharron Simmons – I’ve emailed her and the books will be on their way to her shortly. For all those who lost out, do visit … Continue reading
Following on from my conversation with Sara Sheridan on Tuesday, we have a brilliant giveaway to celebrate the publication of British Bulldog, the fourth Mirabelle Bevan mystery. I’ll be holding a draw for a set of the first four books … Continue reading
One of my favourite bookshops is Toppings in Bath and when I heard that they’d opened a branch in St Andrews, a university town in the East Neuk of Fife and a place that I love – small enough to … Continue reading
It’s a well-worn trope that crime writing isn’t taken as seriously as other genres – even a writer such as John Banville dismisses the crime novels that he writes under the pseudonym of Benjamin Black. However, as Allan Massie writes … Continue reading
After the successes of her previous additions to the Sayers canon, Jill Paton Walsh has revisited Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in the 1950s. Now Duke of Denver, Peter has also inherited the post of Visitor at St Severin’s colleges … Continue reading