Friday 25th April @7.30pm The Assembly Rooms, Chichester


© Jack Penny 2014

This Friday, I’ll be giving a one-off, pre publication talk about how growing up in Fishbourne in the 1970s provided the inspiration for my new novel, The Taxidermist’s Daughter. Since the novel isn’t out until September, this is a very early glimpse into the creepy world of the novel.  Here, to whet your appetite, is the beautiful crow drawn by artist Jack Penny, commissioned specially for the jacket and inside design.

At the Assembly Rooms in Chichester, there will be music, there will be a Prosecco and canapé reception, there will be a Q&A after the talk, then there will be an auction for the right to have a character named after you (or someone else!) in the novel itself.  Two character names are available, one ‘goodie’ and one ‘baddie’, and all proceeds from the evening will go towards the St Peter Project.

For tickets and further information contact Helen Frost on: or 01243 785378

For those of you who can’t get to Sussex on Friday, I’m talking at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival on Saturday at 2pm, this time about Citadel – the new edition, marking the 70th anniversary of the murders that inspired the novel, is out on Thursday – as well as the ghostly tales in The Mistletoe Bride.

Three different books in one week, I only hope that I manage to keep all the characters in the right stories …


For tickets and further information:

Friday 25th April @ 7.30pm : The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 26th April @ 2pm: Chipping Norton Literary Festival

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