Thursday, 24 March 2016

Brit Noir: Guide to British crime fiction published today

Brit Noir Guide to British Crime Writing
I'm delighted to be included in this guide to British crime writing by Barry Forshaw. It's out in the UK today and will be published in the US in October:

All major living writers, new and established, are covered and the characteristics of their different styles of writing are considered. The writers are also mapped across all regions of England as well as Scotland, Wales and Ireland. 

Brit Noir offers unique, lively insight and, not solely confined to British crime fiction novels, it also celebrates the new golden age of British crime drama and popular television programs such as Sherlock and Broadchurch.

Don't miss this informative guide if you love British crime fiction, TV and films.

You can get Brit Noir from Amazon in the UK or Amazon in the US.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Love reading? Follow the adventures of a London detective agency...

Alison Wonderland is an offbeat comedy following the adventures of private detective Alison Temple at an all-female detective agency in London. Click on the book cover to read a sample.

After Alison discovers that her husband is cheating on her, she does what any jilted woman would do: she spray-paints a nasty message for him on her wedding dress and takes a job with the detective firm that found him out. Being a detective at the all-female Fitzgerald's Bureau of Investigation in London is certainly a change of pace from her previous life, especially considering the characters Alison meets in the line of duty. There's her boss, the estimable Mrs. Fitzgerald; Taron, Alison's eccentric best friend, who claims her mother is a witch; Jeff, her love-struck, poetry-writing neighbor; and -- last but not least! -- her psychic postman. Together, their idiosyncrasies and their demands on Alison threaten to drive her mad...if she didn't need and love them all so much. Clever, quirky, and infused with just a hint of magic, Alison Wonderland is a literary novel about a memorable heroine coping with the everyday complexities of modern life.

“Only occasionally does a piece of fiction leap out and demand immediate cult status. Alison Wonderland is one... Smith is at the very least a minor phenomenon.” The Times

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Kindle Deal: Clever, quirky, and infused with just a hint of magic

On offer at $1.99 on Amazon today.

Alison Wonderland by Helen Smith
Posted by Helen Smith on Sunday, January 3, 2016