I’m now also writing as Abbie Frost. THE GUESTHOUSE – is released as an ebook on November 21 2019 and paperback on January 9 2020. Pre-order at all good bookshops and libraries and Harper Collins WH Smith Waterstones Amazon Kobo
For US stockists see Harper Collins US.

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I am happy to announce that HER DEADLY SECRET is now available in Italian as SEGRETO MORTALE. And the cover is bellissiomo!



Full house for the Hastings launch of Her Deadly Secret at Borough Wines, Beers and Books



2017 Events

Drum roll! My third novel, HER DEADLY SECRET, is published as an e-book on July 21st and a paperback on August 10th. 

On Saturday 23rd September I’ll be at The Hailsham Festival  I’d love to see you there. Please come and say hello.

Friday 10th November promises a fun evening at Eastbourne’s Underground Theatre where I’ll be chatting to crime writer and perfect interviewer Sheila Bugler in the company of novelists Linda Regan and Cole Moreton.

Saturday 11th November is The Eastbourne Book Festival also at the Underground Theatre. I’ll be there too with all three of my books on sale. 

Blog Tour

The blog tour for the publication of Her Deadly Secret was a great success and you can still access the reviews and guest posts by going to the sites on the poster below. Find the links here on my blog page.


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And more cause for celebration: my short story The Thought of You was shortlisted for the 2017 CWA Margery Allingham award.

I’m delighted to say that I’ll be at Bristol Crimefest  again this year. I’ll be appearing with the superb writers R.M.Cartmel, Mason Cross, John Gordon Sinclair and Emma Kavanagh on Friday 19th May at 13.40 pm. Our panel is: Cat and Mouse: Playing with your readers and with a title like that it has to be fun!

Of course I’ll be around for the whole festival so if you’re there too do come and say hello.


My second novel, Her Turn To Cry, is out now in paperback and e-book.

I launched the paperback at Hastings Pier Shop.



Find more about Hastings Pier

Other Events

Eastbourne Book Festival Saturday 19th November 2016 Underground Theatre Eastbourne


I had such fun signing copies of both my novels and chatting to readers along with wonderful fellow crime writer Sheila Bugler. Huge thanks to everyone who came and especially to the Underground Theatre and the friendly and incredibly efficient organisers from New Eastbourne Writers

I will be judging the next Flash 500 competition. Closing date September 30th 2016. Rules and details here.

20160616_195700Reading at the lovely Needlemakers Cafe in Lewes East Sussex.

NEXT DATES: October 13th 2016 and January 12th 2017 – please check website for details:

Killer Women Crime Fest Shorditch October 15th 2016

Crime Festival organised by the wonderful Killer Women group

The Triskele Book Fest Islington September 17th 2016

Another great writing festival with all kinds of writers and readers. Wonderful.

 Bristol Crimefest from May 19th-22nd 2016

My first crime festival experience was wonderful. Read more about it on the blog page.

Mindsight is now on sale at the Hastings Tourist Information Office. I couldn’t be happier.  And, oh my, look at the neighbours.WP_20150813_006

Hastings’ finest: Robert Tressell and Christopher Foyle!


My interview with the brilliant online magazine Words with Jam is in the June 2015 issue. Find it, and heaps of other great writing stuff, here:


The paperback  signing of Mindsight at Waterstones Hastings on May 2nd 2015 was enormous fun. DSCF0852


It was wonderfuDSCF0849l after all those lonely hours of writing to have time to chat to book lovers. Readers (and book sellers) are the greatest people.

But now I can’t wait to get back to finishing the next novel!


I am thrilled that the paperback of Mindsight is now available and I will be signing books on Saturday May 2nd at Waterstones Priory Meadow in Hastings from 1.30-3pm. All welcome.



I was interviewed by Allison Ferns on BBC Radio Sussex about the paperback release in April. My first radio interview. Scary, but enjoyable.


It was very exciting to be part of the Killer Reads and Waterstones crime festival in March 2015. Here’s the full line up:

And there’s lots of online stuff still available from the wonderful writers who took part.

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