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
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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!
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 … Continue reading Publication Day for Preserved
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
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!
First published in the Sunday Independent on March 29th 2020, The Psychic's Daughter is a domestic ghost story set in the 1990s.... Enjoy! My mother was a tarot card reader, and the smell of nag champa incense got into all of my stuff. When I opened my maths book in school, the sickly sweet stench … Continue reading The Psychic’s Daughter
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
Some flash fiction for the May Bank Holiday! I remember feeling so sore when my little brother, then aged about 6, won £50 (a huge sum to an 8 year-old!) at a drive-in bingo in Meath. In this piece of flash fiction I wanted to explore that sense of begrudgery! BINGO They generally got a … Continue reading Bingo – flash fiction
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