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November 2020
The Royal Secret, the fifth Marwood and Lovett novel, is scheduled for UK publication on 29 April 2021, and the UK paperback of The Last Protector will be published on 18 March 2021.

I've had some wonderful news this month: The King's Evil has won the Gold Crown for 2020, the prize awarded by the Historical Writers Association for the best novel of the historical novel of the year.

The Last Protector has been selected as a Guardian Book of the Year.

I'll be taking a break from the hard slog of writing on 7-11 December, when I shall be co-leading a Zoom-based Arvon-at-Home course on writing crime and historical fiction with Louise Welsh, award-winning novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. More details here.

October 2020
I'm delighted to say that The King's Evil, the third Marwood and Lovett novel, has been shortlisted for the Gold Crown, the best novel of the year prize awarded by the Historical Writers Association.