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Join me today at noon on Twitter for Carina UK’s next Crime Club instalment. Ask me whatever you like about writing in general or about the DCI Claire Winters series. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #crimeclub
The Principle of Evil is out today!
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.
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I’m celebrating pub-day with…more writing! 😀
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go and see my publisher in their new office, The News building, at London Bridge (opposite the Shard).
I got to meet the Carina UK team, and see some of the wider Harlequin/HarperColins departments (MIRA, for example) as they work on various new releases. I also got to take away an advance copy of B A Paris’s début ‘Behind Closed Doors’. If you haven’t heard of it yet, where have you been? It’s currently #1 in the Amazon UK top 100 Kindle chart. It’s next on my (huge) TBR pile.
The main reason for my visit, however, was to meet my editor properly and have a chat about the DCI Winters series, and my writing career.
We chatted over tea, looking out over the fantastic views of London. It was also exciting and lovely to hear that there were a few DCI Winters fans across the company.
I came away from the meeting feeling like my books were in very capable hands, with the team right behind me and the series.
I do have some news, that I will be sharing soon, but until then I’m preparing for the release of book 2, ‘The Principle of Evil’, which is available for pre-order (out 25th Feb).
Exciting (and nervous!) times ahead! 🙂
To coincide with the release of ‘For All Our Sins’, I’ve contributed to my publisher’s series of crime related blogs this week.
You can read about what inspired me to create DCI Claire Winters and the murky world in which she inhabits here.
I’m pleased to reveal, in all its glory, the new cover for ‘For All Our Sins’, the first book in the DCI Claire Winters series.
Personally, I love it.
The designers at Carina/Harlequin have done a fantastic job and a lot of thought has gone into the look and feel, conveying the dark themes that run through the book. The roses are a nice touch as well. If you read the book you will find out why 😉
I’ll be interested to see what you all think, so do let me know your thoughts.
Publication date is 24th September, and the book will be available across all e-retailers/devices.