So, here it is!

This is the fantastic cover for my first standalone novel, Pretty Little Things!

I really enjoyed writing this book. I love my DCI Claire Winters series but it has been lovely to start from scratch with a new set of characters to get to know and flesh out, in a new place, and with some new ideas through the story itself.

Pretty Little Things is a bit different from the DCI Winters series, but I am confident that readers of the series will also enjoy the new book. Best described as a psychological thriller with a investigative procedural edge, Pretty Little Things still stays true to my ‘voice’ and tendency to lean towards the raw, darker and twisty side of the crime/thriller genre.

Pretty Little Things is published in eBook on 6th June 2018 and is available across all e-retailers (Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Barnes and Noble etc.).

It can be pre-ordered here for Amazon UK and here for those of you from the USA for only 99p/99 cents!

Pretty Little Things will also be available as an audio book in due course and when there is more news, I will update the website.

For more instant and up to date news, you can follow me on Twitter @tmewalsh or my Facebook author page if you haven’t done so already.

I hope to have some more news soon, but until then, I’ll leave you all with the blurb and the awesome, and suitably creepy, book trailer!


It’s bad when the girls go missing.
It’s worse when the girls are found.

Six months ago, Charlotte almost lost everything. Now, she’s determined to keep her daughter, Elle, safe. So, when local girls close to Elle in age and appearance begin to go missing, it’s her worst nightmare.

Charlotte’s fears are confirmed when a frantic search becomes a shocking murder investigation. The girls’ bodies have been found – half-buried, and with traces of mud and wildflowers under their fingernails.

As Charlotte’s obsession with keeping her daughter close pushes her marriage to the brink, local DI Madeleine Wood embarks on a gruelling search for the killer. And, as they dig deeper into the lives of the people they call friends and neighbours, they uncover secrets more terrible than they ever imagined…

Pretty Little Things is the nail-bitingly terrifying new serial killer thriller from T. M. E. Walshthe perfect read for fans of Close to Home, Behind Her Eyes and The Child.



New contract – more books!


Now that everything is ‘official’, I’m pleased to announce that I have signed another contract with Carina UK, (a digital first imprint of HarperCollins) for the next three books in the DCI Claire Winters series!

Book 3, Skin Deep, is shaping up nicely and is due to be released this autumn and I intend to start book 4, The Devil’s Letters, early August. Book 5 (currently untitled) will follow in the latter part of 2017/early 2018.

Skin Deep will be available for pre-order soon, but until then, The Principle of Evil is still at 99p  until the end of May on Amazon UK in their Kindle Monthly Deal. Grab your copy and make a great saving! 😀


It’s publication day!

The Principle of Evil is out today!

The Principle of Evil - 2016

Blurb –

A body has been found in a frozen lake, bringing a gruesome act of evil into the light.

One look at the victim is enough for DCI Claire Winters to recognise the work of a warped mind. And when another woman is reported missing, Claire’s worst fears are confirmed: this is a killer who plans to strike again.

As the body count rises, the pressure is on for Claire to find the perpetrator and bring them to justice. But first, she must learn to understand the twisted mind behind the crimes. And that will take her to a darker place than she ever thought possible.


The book has come a long way since I self-published it in 2013, and the changes made are for the better, I think. There are some new scenes, further character development and an unresolved issue with one character (that I had originally intended to reveal in book 3), has made it into the last edit of ‘Principle’.

I’ve also added a mini cliff-hanger at the end, that will be taken into the next book, so anyone who has read the older version of the novel might want to have a read of the newer version.

I’ll have another update on the series soon, but until then, ‘The Principle of Evil’, can be bought from all good e-retailers (Amazon UK, Amazon USA, for example).

No Kindle, or Kobo etc? Don’t forget, you can download the free apps to any tablet, iPhone, or Android device.

I’m celebrating pub-day with…more writing! 😀

BOOKS – a mini update

I have a mini update ahead of tomorrows release of the second DCI Claire Winters novel, ‘The Principle of Evil’ (which can still be pre-ordered here).

Book one, ‘For All Our Sins’, has gone from strength to strength.

Carina/HarperCollins - 2016 cover

Carina/HarperCollins – 2016 cover

It has been in the best-selling top 100 Kindle chart on Amazon UK for 21 days now, which is fantastic. I’m so grateful for all the support I’ve had for the book and a BIG thank you to those who have bought it.

Getting into that top 100 chart, out of hundreds of thousands of ebooks means so much. The best position that I’ve seen has been #56.


 Also, it’s been doing well on Kobo. In the top 50 chart for Mystery & Suspense. Considering most of my sales seem to come via Amazon, I’m very pleased to hit the Kobo charts 🙂


 ‘The Principle of Evil’ has also featured in Amazon’s Hot New Releases chart and hit #1 in the Hot New Releases Serial Killer chart, ahead of its release date.

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Once again, a massive thank you to those who have pre-ordered it and shared all over social media in general. It means a lot.

Until tomorrow . . .

Tania xoxo 😀




And here it is! The cover for ‘The Principle of Evil’, book two in the DCI Claire Winters series.

The Principle of Evil - 2016

I was amazed when I first saw the cover this week. It captures some key elements of the story in one bold look, and I hope it will draw readers in when browsing online.

It’s not long until publication day – 25th February – the book is up for pre-order, and I’m filled with both excitement and nerves.

‘The Principle of Evil’ really is my ‘book baby’. It has a special place in my heart, and has come a long way from its very early conception in February 2011.

Between 2011 and now, the book has gone through many changes, agent requests, re-workings, to being self-published in 2013, and then being picked up by Carina UK , who are an imprint of HarperCollins.

It’s been nearly five years, and to see how far it has come during this time is amazing.

Roll on publication day!


I have TWO cover reveals for you all today, the most important being the cover for book two in the DCI Claire Winters series, ‘The Principle of Evil’, which is coming in the next post, but first, let’s talk about book one.

I can now share the BRAND NEW (updated and improved) cover for ‘For All Our Sins’!

For All Our Sins - NEW 2016 COVER

I only found out at the beginning of the week that book one was getting a ‘makeover’ cover, and at first I was confused. ‘For All Our Sins’ has only been out for (almost) four months. That’s a very short amount of time, but the team at Carina UK regularly look at the trends in publishing and find ways to improve to meet demand when marketing an author’s ‘brand’.

With eBooks it is fairly easy to update content and after careful thought, the team have come up with a fantastic new look and cover.

As much as I did like the previous version, I have to say, I absolutely LOVE the new one. Let me know what you think.

Coming up next is the cover reveal for ‘The Principle of Evil’ . . .  😀