With Christmas rapidly approaching, if you’re scratching your head for gift ideas, I have several novels available that might make good presents.
Today’s suggestion: The Birds Began to Sing
Intended Readership: Adults.
The Birds Began to Sing is a mystery novel inspired by the likes of Agatha Christie, Daphne Du Maurier and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with a dash of Susan Hill, the Bronte Sisters and Michael Crichton but hopefully also original in its own right (you decide). It is dedicated to my wife, who loves a gripping, page-turning thriller.
Here is the blurb from the back of The Birds Began to Sing:
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.
This is my most recent novel so there aren’t many reviews available yet. However two reviewers at Barnes and Noble had this to say:
“Mystery, drama, conspiracy theory, and some supernatural intrigue. A real page turner!”
“I really enjoyed this. Really thought it was unique.”
Print copies are available to order here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/simon-dillon/the-birds-began-to-sing/paperback/product-21878694.html