NEW NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Birds Began to Sing – available for pre-order!

This October I am releasing another novel, The Birds Began to Sing. It is available to pre-order from Amazon (see link below).

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Birds-Began-Sing-Simon-Dillon-ebook/dp/B00NRSO9O0/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1411312173&sr=1-2

This is the second book I have released aimed at grown-ups, and represents the closest I’ll ever get to an Agatha Christie, murder-in-a-country-house type story.

Here is the blurb from the back of the book:

When aspiring novelist Alice Darnell enters a competition to write the ending for an unfinished manuscript by late, world famous author Sasha Hawkins, it appears she might have her big break at last.

However, upon arrival at Sasha’s former home – the sinister Blackwood House – Alice is unsettled by peculiar competition rules, mysterious dreams and inexplicable ghostly visions. She begins to question her sanity as she is drawn into a terrifying web of deceit, revenge and murder.

The Birds Began to Sing draws inspiration not only from Agatha Christie, but also Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, gothic romances from the Bronte sisters (especially Jane Eyre), Daphne Du Maurier (particularly Rebecca), as well as ghost stories such as Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black and conspiracy thrillers from authors like Michael Crichton.

I thoroughly enjoyed writing with this book, as it was a joy tinkering with the conventions of the genre whilst crafting a mystery thriller that is hopefully original and interesting in its own right.

The Birds Began to Sing is released on the 27th of October in various downloadable formats. Pre-order your copy now!

Print copies will be available from the 2nd of November.

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