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LATEST DEADLY DANCE REVIEWS:
Times/Sunday Times Crime Club: 'A belting Bristol-set cop story… Ingenious’ Karen Robinson
Daily Mail: ‘Bonner is now a formidable crime writer... Deadly Dance is packed with Bonner’s sharp eye for detail.’
Hilary has three new publications out in October 2019, all psychological thrillers featuring DI David Vogel.
Deadly Dance, described by Booklist as ‘masterfully constructed with a shock ending’ was published in paperback by the new Canongate crime imprint, Black Thorn, on October 3rd and the response has been very positive indeed.
Dreams of Fear, a brand-new Vogel mystery, will be published as a hardback in the UK by Severn House on October 31st, as an e-book in the UK and the USA on December 1st, and as a hardback in the USA and Canada in February 2020.
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 was a Fleet Street journalist for almost 25 years before writing her first novel, The Cruelty of Morning, which was published 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, travelling to film and TV locations all over the world, and covering 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.
Deadly Dance is the most complex and technically difficult novel she has ever attempted, and she believes that only the completion of a substantial body of work enabled her to bring it to fruition.
Dreams of Fear, her October 31st publication, is set on the North Devon coast, in and around the estuary town of Bideford, where Hilary was brought up.
Her father was a butcher and ran a tea shop, Cleverdon’s, still a thriving local business, which Hilary features in Dreams of Fear.