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The Danger Within - Coming September 2021

A man lies dead on the kitchen floor of his comfortable North Devon home, his body punctured by multiple stab wounds. Beside him sits his silent, traumatised wife.


DCI David Vogel reckons he’s seen it all before. A domestic tragedy: an abused wife snaps after years of suffering within a deeply tormented marriage. Then again, as a police officer of long experience, Vogel knows it’s dangerous to rely on assumptions. As his investigations lead him in all sorts of unexpected directions, uncovering a number of shocking secrets in the dead man’s past, Vogel comes to realize that nothing about this case is as straightforward as it seems.


What really happened inside No.11 St Anne’s Avenue? And if Thomas Quinn’s wife didn’t kill him, who did … and why? Vogel is about to embark on the most unusual case of his career.


Dead Lies Cast Announcements

Dead Lies is a roller-coaster ride of a play, packed with twists and turns until the very last scene.


Offering a feast of murder, scandal, sexual indiscretion and political intrigue, this World Premiere of Dead Lies stars Olivier Award nominee Clive Mantle (Casualty, Holby City, Game of Thrones); Harriet Thorpe (Absolutely Fabulous); Kimberly Wyatt (The Pussycat Dolls), John Lyons (Touch of Frost); Jacqueline Leonard (Coronation Street, EastEnders, Peak Practice), Patrick Pearson (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) & Ashford Campbell (9to5, Dreamgirls). TICKETS ON SALE 30th APRIL 2021. More HERE.

Watching a Movie
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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’




About Hilary

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.



TWITTER: @Hilary_Bonner

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