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.
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Vampire stories originate in centuries old legends from eastern Europe, made it into literature with a now little-known novel by John Polidori but hit the big time with the perennially popular Dracula by Bram Stoker in 1897. Other vampire stories, … Continue reading
So many options for this leap to mind*, but my choice is from Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle. It’s almost the perfect book but that opening line: “I write this sitting in the kitchen sink” is so memorable, humorous … Continue reading
Choosing a favourite cover was really hard – design has really come on in the last few years and there are some very eye-catching book jackets around. To make my shortlist though, I wanted to pick a book that had … Continue reading
This book comes under the heading of a childhood favourite and a comfort read and I’ve re-read it so many times. It’s the story of Jill Crewe who moves to the country with her widowed mother and desperately wants to … Continue reading
December is the month for curling up with a good book, partly because the weather is so grim (as I write this here in Edinburgh, the wind is rattling the windows, the rain is sheeting down at a 45 degree … Continue reading