Death Visits January arrives in the publisher’s warehouse

My publication journey My second murder mystery novel Death Visits January will hit bookshops in just under two weeks. So I thought I'd write a little post to tell you the story of how this book came into being. It wasn't the first full-length novel I wrote. Let me take you back EIGHT years ago. … Continue reading Death Visits January arrives in the publisher’s warehouse


Preserved Sequel, Murder Mystery Webinar and US launch of Twelve Motives for Murder!

Good Morning! Today was a good morning so I thought I'd share a little writing life update. 📙BOOKS UPDATE 📙 🍸🔪 For anyone who is reading or almost finished #Preserved, might be glad to hear I'm getting the sequel ready to go to the publishers! The plan is for a three-book series so plenty more … Continue reading Preserved Sequel, Murder Mystery Webinar and US launch of Twelve Motives for Murder!

An Immersive Murder Mystery

Preorder your copy of this year's most hotly anticipated Christmas murder mystery! TWELVE MOTIVES FOR MURDER, written by Bespoke Murder Mystery author Fiona Sherlock! Pre-order here. This Christmas, sit back and become a real armchair detective.A murder mystery told entirely through interviews.Private Investigator Elizabeth Chalice needs YOU to help her solve this case. It's a … Continue reading An Immersive Murder Mystery

Book Deal News!

Super excited to share this press release with you! Poolbeg’s crime imprint Poolbeg Crimson has acquired a quirky crime series by Meath writer and murder mystery creator Fiona Sherlock, hailed as the Irish Lucy Foley. The first in the series, ‘PRESERVED’, will be published in March 2021. Led by old-fashioned antiques journalist January Quail, the murder mystery takes place … Continue reading Book Deal News!

Bridie – Short Story

Originally published in the 2016 Tales Irish collection. Bridie Not one picture of my parents’ wedding exists. As I searched through my mother’s old Roses tins of photos and raggedy albums, I knew I wouldn’t find any.  It didn’t matter now, the Mass card picture had already been chosen. My mother’s slow death was followed … Continue reading Bridie – Short Story


A modern-day Christmas Carol for one Dublin hipster. First published in the Sunday Independent. Of course my phone was dead when I got stuck in the lift. It’s the classic sort of thing that happens to me. Without a watch, it’s hard to tell how long I have been here, maybe an hour? I’m writing … Continue reading Lift