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Meet Crime Writer … Mo Hayder

I know that posting UK centric events, may be met with some criticism from followers of, what is now an internationally viewed blog. I do however, endeavour to highlight internationally known authors, who will typically be appearing at a venue, in order to promote a new book. Thus, I hope that the content about that new release, will be relevent to most, if not all my followers.

Best selling British crime writer, Mo Hayder, will be appearing at Watersone’s, Staines store, on Monday 18th April 2011, at 7pm, where she will be talking about and signing copies of, her latest blockbuster ‘Hanging Hill’.

This is a chargeable, ticketed event, although the admission fee of £1.00, is redeemable against the cost of the book, purchased on the night.

For full event details, or to secure your ticket on-line, please click here.

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What if you found yourself divorced and penniless? With no skills and a teenage daughter to support? What if the only way to survive was to do things you never thought possible, to go places you never knew existed …These are questions Sally has never really thought about before. Married to a successful business man, she’s always been a bit of a dreamer. Until now. Her sister Zoe is her polar opposite. A detective inspector working out of Bath Central, she loves her job, and oozes self-confidence. No one would guess that she hides a crippling secret that dates back twenty years, and which – if exposed – may destroy her. Then Sally’s daughter gets into difficulties, and Sally finds she needs cash – lots of it – fast. With no one to help her, she is forced into a criminal world of extreme pornography and illegal drugs; a world in which teenage girls can go missing. Two sisters intent on survival. Until one does something so terrifying that there’s no way back …

Mo Hayder:

Left school at an early age, then held down a host of varied jobs, both in the UK and Asia, where she was an educational administrator and teacher of English as a foreign language.

She has an MA in film from The American University in Washington DC and an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University UK.

The beautiful City of Bath, my own home city, is where she and her daughter, have now made their home.


‘Hanging Hill’, is Mo’s fourth stand-alone novel, although she is best known to myself and many others for the series of five books, featuring her character, Detective Inspector Jack Caffrey.

Yes! my ‘To Be Read’ pile is really so vast, that I have all of her books in there somewhere, just waiting to be discovered and read, although whether I will ever find them together, so that they can be read as a series, remains to be seen.

I guess that ‘Hanging Hill’, will be destined to join it’s counterparts, just as soon as it is released in April 2011.

However, if you just cannot wait that long, why not cross over to the site of my fellow blogger Nikki-ann, where she has already posted a great review!


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
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