14141991_10153756024016625_296558004434144906_nWelcome to the website of Sarah Ward, author of the DC Childs crime series set in the Derbyshire Peak District.

My debut novel, In Bitter Chill, was described by the Daily Mail as a ‘tense, well-told story of loss and family secrets’. My second book, A Deadly Thaw, was called ‘relentless in its grip’ by the Financial Times. The third book in the series, A Patient Fury, is The Observer’s Thriller of the Month for October.

I’m a huge crime fiction fan and at Crimepieces I review the novels that I’ve been reading. For my latest recommendations, please click on my blog tab. You’ll see a strong emphasis on Nordic Noir as I’m also a judge for the Petrona Award for translated Scandinavian crime fiction.

On this website you can also view events where I’ll be appearing and, of course, read about my books.

I can be also be followed on Twitter, Facebook and you can sign up to my newsletter here. If you’d like to give feedback or ask me a question please feel free to contact me via the form on my contact page.

Many thanks for visiting.