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: Shelf Notes
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
Somehow I’ve never got round to reading one of Harriet Evans‘ novels until now. Beginning her career at The Lady magazine where she learnt how to polish chandeliers, she moved quickly on to publishing jobs at Penguin and then Headline … Continue reading
The Long Fall is the fourth novel by Julia Crouch and I must read more. I have a feeling that there’s a copy of Cuckoo kicking around somewhere… *waves hand vaguely in direction of double-stacked and disorganised wall of books … Continue reading