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The Murder Room

  • Darkness Falls by Margaret Murphy
  • The Dispossessed by Margaret Murphy
  • Dying Embers by Margaret Murphy
  • Now You See Me by Margaret Murphy
  • Past Reason by Margaret Murphy
  • Weaving Shadows by Margaret Murphy

 

 

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Author Margaret Murphy
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I have written nine psychological novels, published to wide acclaim across the US, UK and Europe; the Clara Pascal books both received starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly and Booklist in the USA. Six of my psychological novels are now available in e-format, published by Orion – just click on the book covers pictured left for buying options.

In 2013 I began the Fennimore & Simms forensic thriller series under the pseudonym A.D. Garrett, again winning coveted Publishers’ News ‘starred’ reviews. Jeffery Deaver, describes Fennimore & Simms as ‘Complex, compelling, and just plain marvellous.’

I ‘came of age’ as a published writer in October 2017, having been in the business for twenty-one years (thank you to everyone who has bought books and turned up to events in that time – I couldn’t have done it without you!). This year, something magical happened: my new novel, Splinter In The Blood, went to four rounds of fierce bidding in Germany, and will be a lead title for Blanvalet in the autumn of 2018, published under the pen name Ashley Dyer, and written in consultation with forensics and policing expert, Helen Pepper. More excitement followed as William Morrow acquired the US rights. Modernista will publish in Sweden, Klim in Denmark, and Alianza in Spain & South America.

For news, updates, events, and Shelf Indulgence reviews, hop over to the Ashley Dyer website. For offers and competitions, follow @AshleyDyer2017 on Twitter. We’re also writing weekly microblogs – writing tips from me on Wednesdays and forensics from Helen on Fridays – on the Ashley Dyer Facebook page. So dip in, comment, ask questions, and just chat – we’d love to hear from you! Oh, and don’t forget to ‘like’ the page when you visit!

See you soon,

Margaret Murphy

    
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