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The first freebie is this Quick-Read short story, which features Meg Dalton years ago, before she was a detective, when she went travelling after university.


Not put off by her bad ankle, Meg decides to do a trek in a remote part of the Himalayas, and ends up sharing a guide with a young man who she doesn't like very much. 

You'll have to read on to find out what happens! 

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October 31, 2016

The terrifying moment when the Debut Dagger shortlisters appeared in full technicolour on the screen... 

The slight disappointment at not winning was offset by the huge relief of not having to navigate the stage without falling over in my new shoes.

My publisher, HQ, wer...

September 30, 2016

A year since I first met my wonderful agent, and I was back in York, being inspired to plot using LOTS of Post It notes. (And gin. Apparently. It's official.) 

Back home and having a sort out, I was alarmed to discover these early efforts from my childhood. I was c...

August 31, 2016

Minnie Minx helps with the first draft of DONOR CHILD.

And Starsky models my publisher's bag...

 And reads through a draft with me. He looks a little sleepier than I'd hoped. 

And checks a contract - I'm not absolutely sure he's concentrating here. 

July 27, 2016

 My friend and chief CSI advisor, Jo, helped authors enjoy a true crime scene experience... 

Back home, Starsky helped me research murder locations in the Peak District. 

July 11, 2016

Oh, the joy of sticking on that "Author" badge! Here I am with my agent, Diana, and her other HarperCollins authors, Angela Clarke and Claire McGowan. (Claire originally passed me on to Diana at the Festival of Writing in York last year.)

Quite a lot of wine and cocktai...

June 30, 2016

The aftermath of a night with my chief advisers, Jo and Ian, detective and CSI. 

It's important to have good relationships with the police. 

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