The Dark Palace

The “stellar” Dark Palace is down in price.

These things change quickly, but right now the ebook of The Dark Palace is just £1.65 on Kindle. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said of it: “stellar… Ruth Rendell fans open to stories set a century ago will be well satisfied.” Booklist described it as “a gripping read” and Kirkus Reviews commented on its “Dickensian zest”. So what …

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Taking Longer

It’s weird. I’ve averaged writing more or less a book a year for the last eight years: My first published novel, Taking Comfort, came out in 2006. Then Gentle Axe was published in 2007. Vengeful Longing came out in 2008. Then I had a year without a a book coming out. That was 2009. Then …

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Not long now.

The Dark Palace is published on Thursday. It’s my, let’s see now, eighth published novel. So you would think that I would be used to the whole publication experience by now. And in a way, I am. But still, I can’t help being nervous about it all. Especially as, for once, I’m having a book-launch-do-thing. …

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