Amazon Best of the Year

The Shining Girls made Amazon’s Best of the Year 2013 in Mystery & Suspense along with Stephen King, JK Rowling (as Galbraith) Joe Hill, George Pelecanos, John Grisham, John Le Carré, Lee Child, Ivy Pochoda (just bought Visitation Street – it looks amazing) and some other very, very fine authors and books. Happiness!

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Goodreads Choice Semi-Finals

Super-stoked that The Shining Girls made the semi-finals of GoodReads Choice Awards Best Books of 2013 in the Mystery & Thriller section.  There are some very fine books on the list (and in the other categories, including some of the books I loved most this year). If you have a moment spare, click through to […]

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In Great Losing Company

On Thursday night last week, The Shining Girls did not win the Gold Dagger for Best Thriller in the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards. That honour was taken by Mick Herron, for his “wickedly clever send-up of the classic British spy novel”, Dead Lions, which sounds terrific, and he’s supposed to be very charming and lovely himself. I […]

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Book of the Year – Exclusive Books’ Readers’ Choice Award

The Shining Girls is Book of The Year in Exclus1ve Books’ Readers’ Choice award. Thanks to all the wonderful choosy readers! It was up against nine other titles, selected as Book of the Month, throughout the year, including Perfect by Rachael Joyce and Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. It’s apparently quite rare for a South African book to take […]

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CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger Short-List

And in awesome news of the day part 2, The Shining Girls has made the short-list for The Crime Writer’s Association prestigious Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award for best novel. It’s a helluva short-list with some sharp competition. The Shining Girls is up against Belinda Bauer’s Rubbernecker, where an anatomical dissection class reveals unwelcome truths, Becky […]

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Huge News Of The Day!

  So, so, so, so thrilled The Shining Girls is the kick-off title for Richard & Judy’s Book Club Autumn picks. It’s a ridiculously cool thing and the novel is in excellent company!

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