The Deaths of December – News & Events

Hello!

As you might have seen on social media, The Deaths of December is OUT NOW! I celebrated with a launch at Blackwells in Holborn on Tuesday night. It was great to catch up with lots of friends, family (and fans?!) and as usual, the book cover chocolates went down a treat!

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The blog tour runs until the end of November, so if you want to read reviews and several Christmassy guest posts by me, keep an eye on the blogs below:

I will be celebrating again on Tuesday, with a launch in Waterstones in Edinburgh (6.30pm, ground floor) – if you’re in the area, come along for a drink and a chat (and get yourself a signed copy!)

It’s been exciting to spot the book out in the wild – the first time I’ve had a book in a supermarket – thanks, Tesco (Osterley, Lisburn & Musselburgh)!

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If you’d like to come and see me chatting to fellow authors, I will be appearing at a few events in the run up to Christmas:

  • 29th NovemberBibliomaniac presents… Christmas Books at Bennett’s Club, Harpenden with Chloe Mayer, Sue Moorcroft and Jules Wake
  • 4th DecemberFirst Monday Crime at City University, London with Chris Whitaker, Louise Jensen and MJ McGrath (moderated by Claire McGowan) – tickets are FREE and include wine (sponsored by No Exit Press) plus special Christmas events: Secret Santa and Pitch The Audience (featuring Clap-o-meter)
  • 7th DecemberMurder in The Library at Osterley Library with Mark Hill and Tammy Cohen

If you fancy joining in with an online book club, with a chat running until the end of the month, pop over to Clare Mackintosh’s Facebook Event HERE

If you want to see what some of my fellow authors are saying about the book, you can go HERE and if you want to check out a brilliant video review by the amazing Angela Clarke, go HERE.

If you fancy winning a copy (and a load of other excellent goodies, as pictured below) – you can enter HERE (Closes 30th November) – Good luck!

If you have already read and reviewed the book – THANK YOU!!!!!

If not, you can buy it HERE 🙂

Merry (Scary) Christmas!

Book News!

Image: Unrealitymag (from ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)’)

I’m delighted to (finally) share some VERY exciting news about my next book, which will be out in November… in time for a (scary) Christmas 🙂  This is the press release (an abbreviated version was published in The Bookseller) – I’m still pinching myself that I will be sharing a UK publisher with Stephen King!

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Mulholland Books is delighted to announce the acquisition of a chilling Christmas-themed murder mystery by acclaimed author Susi Holliday.

THE DEATHS OF DECEMBER opens with an advent calendar being delivered to a police station – where it is roundly ignored until a curious young DC uncovers a crime scene behind almost every door. Is it a cruel prank? Or has a serial killer previously under the radar resurfaced to kill again?

S.J.I. (Susi) Holliday grew up in East Lothian. A life-long fan of crime and horror, her short stories have been published in various places, and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham prize. She has written three crime novels, a mix of police procedural and psychological thriller, set in the fictional Scottish town of Banktoun, which have received high praise from fellow authors and the press and gained her a loyal following.

Ruth Tross, Publisher of Crime & Thriller at Hodder, bought world rights from Phil Patterson at Marjacq. Tross said, ‘I am one of those people who enjoys Christmas most of all as a chance to read more; and I’m thrilled to be publishing Susi’s new mystery, the perfect mix of mistletoe and murder.’

Patterson said, ‘I am thrilled that Ruth will be publishing Susi. I am a big admirer of Ruth and all at Mulholland, and know that this will be a great place for Susi’s talent to shine.’

Mulholland will publish in print and digital in November 2017.

MULHOLLAND BOOKS: You never know what’s coming around the curve.

For more information, please go to www.mulhollandbooks.co.uk or find us on Facebook and Twitter @MulhollandUK

For additional information, contact Rosie Stephen, rosie.stephen@hodder.co.uk