About Sarah

imageI’m the author of four crime novels In Bitter Chill,  A Deadly Thaw, A Patient Fury and The Shrouded Path which are 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, was The Observer’s Thriller of the Month and The Shrouded Path was described as ‘macabre and unsettling’ by The Guardian.

In February, my Gothic thriller, The Quickeningwill be published using my middle name, Rhiannon Ward.

I post reviews of my reading here on Crimepieces and have also reviewed at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Crime Timecrimesquad.com and Eurocrime. Articles and short stories have appeared in the The Guardian, Sunday Express magazine, Metro, Red Online, Big Issue, Traveller and other publications. I was one of the in inaugural judges for The Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel.

In addition to writing and reviewing I also teach crime fiction workshops, moderate book events and give talks to reading groups. I can be contacted about any of these areas via my contact page.

I’m represented by Kirsty McLachlan at DGA.

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