HILARY'S FIRST STAGE PLAY TO HIT UK THEATRES IN 2021!
A mind blowing discovery,
A deadly conspiracy,
And who’s lurking in the shadows?
This rip-roaring transatlantic murder mystery is supercharged by an extreme, hugely controversial, and potentially earth-shattering branch of science, culminating in the discovery of a global conspiracy, featuring a brand new heroine, TV boffin Doctor Sandy Jones. More HERE.
Hilary's latest DI Vogel mysteries include:
Dreams of Fear. (Paperback 2020) ‘A cracking read, tautly suspenseful, and starring a notably engaging copper hero.’ Booklist. ‘A crisply written crime novel that methodically reveals the pieces of a complex puzzle.’ Kirkus Reviews.
Deadly Dance, (Paperback 2019) ‘Ingenious’. Sunday Times. ‘Formidable. Packed with sharp detail.’ Daily Mail. ‘Masterfully constructed with a shock ending.’ Booklist.
DI VOGEL IS HUNTING FOR A KILLER
BUT HOW DO YOU TRACK AN INVISIBLE MAN?
Hilary Bonner’s white-knuckle thriller Deadly Dance is out NOW, and it’s already causing a major stir in the crime community!
With reviewers at The Mirror and The Daily Mail hugely excited to read, and almost 150 crime bloggers requesting through Netgalley.
In a matter of days, it’s already received several brilliant commendations from early readers, with plenty more to come:
‘A very captivating read . . . This novel captured my imagination so much that I finished the last 30% of the novel in a single read well into the early morning hours. The depth of the major character was most enjoyable’
‘An extremely interesting and intriguing story line’
Hilary, a former chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, was a Fleet Street journalist for almost 25 years before publishing her first novel, The Cruelty of Morning, in 1995.
She was showbusiness editor of four national newspapers, and an assistant editor of one, spending several weeks every year in Hollywood interviewing some of the biggest stars in the world, including Bette Davies, James Stewart, Sean Connery, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, John Travolta and Lisa Minnelli, and, closer to home, major British TV names like David Jason, Rowan Atkinson, Victoria Wood, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, and Joanna Lumley. She travelled to film and TV locations all over the world, and covered 18 Cannes Film Festivals. They were heady days, and she still feels extraordinarily fortunate that, when the Fleet Street she knew began to radically change, she was given the opportunity to embark on a whole new career as a novelist.
She also ghosted a biography of Benny Hill. and autobiographies of 'Allo 'Allo star Gorden Kaye, and, later, her partner, the actress Amanda Barrie.
Her first play, Dead Lies, is scheduled to tour the UK this Autumn, opening in the North Devon town of Barnstaple where it is partly set. The nearby estuary town of Bideford, where Hilary was brought up, also features.
Her father was a butcher and ran a tea shop, Cleverdon’s, still a thriving local business, which Hilary features in her 2019 novel Dreams of Fear.
She lives in Somerset and London with Amanda, and their much loved dog Coco, a poodle-Patterdale cross.