I am very pleased to have Sally Spedding on the blog today. She is the author of multiple spooky crime noir novels. Tell us about your work Sally.
In 1997, having moved from rural Wales to Northampton, because of my late husband’s new job, I used a ruler to find the nearest coast, where Norfolk is divided from Lincolnshire by the River Nene. These atmospheric flatlands became the setting for ‘Wringland’ where a new housing development is haunted by a woman hanged in public in that very place.
Published in 2001 in a two-book deal with Pan Macmillan, this was the start of a journey where settings are paramount. Where characters don’t change, they just reveal themselves, and now with ‘The Devil’s Garden,’ set near Tulle in France, published by Sharpe Books as part of a seven-book deal, wannabe gendarme, Delphine Rougier faces a truly dangerous crisis.
About the book
DI John Lyon Thriller - Book 1
One false move is all it takes...
France, April 1986.
John Lyon, newly retired Detective Inspector from Nottingham, breaks off his holiday in the eastern Pyrenees when he encounters Karen Furst.
This attractive, wheelchair-bound woman with a new name and nationality, soon draws him into her world. Karen is the product of a tragic past, a past which is slowly but surely catching up with her.
Yet the woman's story doesn't entirely add up. John suspects that Karen is lying to him. And how much is he lying to himself about how he feels, what he thinks?
Karen will soon be targeted - and John with her - by unseen enemies.
Only La Chasse, a hunt to the death in wild scrubland, will reveal the truth.
Blood will be shed.
The Nighthawk is a dark, enthralling novel that grips from start to end.
Recommended for fans of Gillian Flynn, Bernard Minier and Manda Scott.
PRAISE FOR SALLY SPEDDING:
‘Sally Spedding has been credited with being a latter-day Du Maurier.’ Crime Squad
‘Sally Spedding is a font of creepy stories, the kind of tales which wheedle their way into your mind days and weeks later.' Western Mail
‘Sally Spedding has unquestionably got what it takes.’ Crime Time
‘No-one does evil like Sally Spedding.’ Thorne Moore