imageThis is the website of Sarah Ward: a crime fiction writer, reviewer, blogger and reader.

Crime fiction is in my blood. From Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five to Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew, I was reading the genre at an early age. In my teens it was Agatha Christie followed by Ruth Rendell and PD James. Later influences include Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton, Minette Walters. Then I discovered Scandinavian crime writers.

I’m the author of crime novel In Bitter Chill which is set in the Derbyshire Peak District where I live. It is published in the UK by Faber and Faber and by Minotaur Books in the US. The sequel, A Fragile Spring, will be published next year. Further details can be found here.

In addition to this blog, I have reviewed at the Los Angeles Review of Books, crimesquad.com and Eurocrime. I’m one of the judges for The Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel and I particularly love reading translated crime fiction.

I hope you enjoy looking at the reviews on this blog. It’s great to have a passion – and books are mine. Please do feel free to leave comments on any reviews. I’d love to hear whether or not you agree with my opinions. I can also be contacted via the form below. Photo by Markús Már Efraím Sigurðsson