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.





In other news, The Principle of Evil ebook has also been selected for the Kindle Autumn sale and is now 99p until 8th November – grab a bargain whilst you can and get acquainted or re-familiarise yourself with DCI Winters before book 3 is released.

For those who prefer the feel (and smell!) of a physical book, I’m pleased to announce that ‘Principle’ is going into print and will be out in paperback on 9th February 2017!

Knowing that book 2 will be coming out as a physical book is a fantastic feeling. ‘Principle’ will always have a special place in my heart because it has opened many doors for me on my publishing journey. To see it go into PB for the first time is a big deal for me.

You can pre-order it now from various retailers such as Amazon.






The paperback is out today and available to order online and hopefully out in the wild (shelfies greatly appreciated – if you see it, snap it, Tweet me it @tmewalsh).

Maybe audio books are more your thing? Narrated by the talented Julie Maisey, you can download For All Our Sins here for your listening pleasure, published by HarperAudio.















For All Our Sins in print!


For All Our Sins - NEW 2016 COVER

I’m happy to announce that For All Our Sins will be out in paperback this October!

It’s available to pre-order here.

I hope this will mean the book will be available on book shelves in stores, as well as online, but I’m not sure yet.

Either way, I can’t wait to hold an actual physical copy of my book. I’m now counting down the months until then!


#CrimeClub copy

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

Posting your writing online – Read an excerpt of ‘The Principle of Evil’

I have finally added an excerpt of the second DCI Claire Winters book, ‘The Principle of Evil’, up on the site . . . It’s only taken me since February!

The fact it’s taken so long probably has something to do with the fact I get so nervous showing people my work when it’s in its pre-submission form. I’m a perfectionist. I never feel my writing is the best it can ever possibly be, and that’s fine, because I know I’ll carry on trying to perfect my work with each new book.

I’m sure a lot of you will agree that posting your writing on your blog/social network site, leaves your nerves working overtime as soon as your work goes ‘live’. It sounds silly, considering many of us don’t just write for ourselves – we hope to release our work to the public, whether it is by self-publishing or submitting to an agent/publisher. Someone else is going to see our work at some point.

There comes a point when we need to take a chance, bite the bullet, and actually ‘post’ or submit our work and hope we make an impression. Preferably the right one!

Some of you may have seen a few blog posts back where I talked about cutting the word count of your novel (you can find it here if you missed it before) I’m awaiting ‘The Principle of Evil’ to come back from my proof reader before I can consider re-submitting it back to the agents who requested the complete MS originally. After such a drastic cut in the word count, I hope it all makes sense.

Writing, for many of us, is much more than just a hobby. A lot of authors I speak to have this ‘writing itch’, where we just have to write and feel guilty if we’re not bashing away at the keyboard. When we put our work out into the public domain, it can feel like you’re laying your soul bare and open to criticism.

It’s scary but sometimes you need to take the plunge and share your work, whether it be with the literary agents and publishers or those in the writing community.

I’ve mentioned before that the need for a thick skin is essential to be a writer – I hope mine’s tough enough.

You can read an excerpt from the opening pages of ‘The Principle of Evil’  here.