In Bitter Chill – Launch, Publication Day and a big Thank You

11667362_10152930536666272_4707983935079917515_nYesterday, my debut novel In Bitter Chill was published in the UK. It’s been a special time and I’ve only just drawn breath to write this post.


On Wednesday I was in London signing copies of my novel for the excellent Goldsboro Books. In the evening we celebrated publication at a launch party at the Faber and Faber offices in Bloomsbury. People from across the crime fiction community came to celebrate the book’s launch. I had guests from Switzerland and Greece as well as across the UK. A regular haunt for us crime fiction aficionados is Maison Bertaux in Soho. The day kicked off there with cakes and tea before moving on to the launch. There, we had more cake made by Karen Sullivan, publisher at Orenda Books. For those of us who wanted something to eat on the hottest night of the year we then moved on for a curry. Many thanks to everyone who attended: bloggers, readers, writers, translators, journalists and all crime fiction lovers. Special thanks to Katherine Armstrong, my editor at Faber and Kirsty Mclachlan, my agent, at DGA for helping bring In Bitter Chill into being.


I started Crimepieces before I became an author and I intend to keep posting my reviews here. There’s some great crime fiction out there to discuss. For those interested in the progress of my book, I have an events page and am posting quotes from reviews. All are accessible from the tabs at the top of the website. I also have a Facebook page and Twitter account that can be accessed from the links on the right.

At Maison Bertaux with friends
At Maison Bertaux with friends

In the meantime, I want to thank all the regular readers of Crimepieces for their support.

24 thoughts on “In Bitter Chill – Launch, Publication Day and a big Thank You

  1. So happy for you – it couldn’t happen to a nicer, friendlier blogger! You were a great help to me when I started. I’m assuming you knew what a ridiculous distance London is from me and knew I’d be unable to come….I know otherwise you’d have been in touch! Massive congratulations – can’t wait to read it! Bestsellerdom beckons….


  2. kathy d.

    Congratulations, Sarah, for your book launch and accolades, which are well-deserved. The book is a great read, unputdownable.


  3. kathy d.

    I loaned this book to a friend and she told me today that she “loves it!” She will tell you herself. She’s still reading it.


  4. susan easton

    Fantastic book which I read straight through in one sitting. Really impressive debut and looking forward to future publications


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