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: Author interviews
That historical fiction is often seen as a separate genre to other novels always surprises me. After all, for all that LP Hartley said “the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”, surely the emotions and events … Continue reading →
I first became aware of Tiffany Murray when I saw her described in the Guardian as “a glam-rock Dodie Smith“. Given how much I love I Capture the Castle, I was always going to be interested in her novel Diamond … Continue reading →
The first Judy Astley book I read, aptly as it was her first novel, was Just For the Summer. Set in a largeish village on the Cornish coast it concerns itself with the comings and goings of the second-homers, arriving … Continue reading →
“This book kept me wide awake on my last long-haul flight – a reimagining of the Dracula story. Tense, terrific.” Ian Rankin’s description of Lynn Shepherd‘s The Pierced Heart was what drew it to my attention – and that of … Continue reading →
Chris Ewan is the best-selling author of The Good Thief’s Guides Series, Safe House and, most recently, Dark Tides, published in paperback last month. I first came across his work years ago when The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam was … Continue reading →