I’d always imagined launching 🍸Preserved whilst rattling a glass of creme-de-menthe upstairs in McDaids. Yes, it would be nice to shuffle in and stand holding your coat and have a little drink and buy a book that I’ve signed. But we are where we are. I’m inviting you to launch my ebook. Yes it was meant to be published in paperback, and that will come, but not for a few months. But there’s so much to celebrate, so please join me to make an occasion of PublicationDay!
📚This pandemic has been great for reading. We have more time than ever to indulge in a new book. We’re seeking an escape from screens with paperbacks, and audiobooks are immersing us into a new world whether we’re sick in bed, or just cleaning the kitchen. But it has been a challenge for new and debut authors. Bookshops closed, print publication delayed.
Exactly two months ago on December 10, I launched TwelveMotivesforMurder, again behind the screen of my laptop. The kids were in bed and the bubbles came out. We had a wonderful Zoom and then, as the stilettos came off, and pyjamas went on, I started to wonder if I had dreamed it all up. I checked the Amazon page – it was still there! It had happened.
Now I’m a two-time pandemic book launcher! I wondered would I bother with an online event at all, will anyone care? I think you do.
So join me on Instagram tonight, to raise a glass and learn about Ireland’s most old-fashioned sleuth, #JanuaryQuail. Tag anyone you think would enjoy and share to your story to share the ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
‘Gloriously gruesome and utterly unique whodunnit’ – SOPHIE WHITE
‘A compelling thrilling debut from the imagination of Ireland’s latest rising crime fiction star. A breath of fresh air and one to watch’ – PAUL WILLIAMS
He’s watching her unfold his masterpiece, but her time is almost up.
When a local farmer announces on social media that he has discovered a bog body in Ardee, the world’s historians are keen to explore the secrets of the life and grisly death of the victim.
Antique journalist January Quail is fighting to keep her newspaper job and uncovers far more than she bargained for. The victim is actually a recent murder, and January uses her nose for the truth to investigate the County Louth town. From shopkeeper to the publican, everyone is a suspect, but when the Gardai can’t find the killer, can January?
Once she sets down the liqueur glass, January gains the confidence of the lead garda investigator. Within days, the case unravels into a much more dangerous situation with a killer on the loose.
Despite the risk, January is electrified that this newest discovery has come at the perfect time to inject some colour into her flailing career. January relinquishes her old ways to fight for survival, abandoning her antiques column and vintage corsets to solve a cryptic crime that has the experts puzzled. This woman who longs to lives in the past must now fight for her life in the present.