Launch Day

Check out the book trailer for Problems with Girls to get a flavour of the book.

Problems with Girls (DI Sloane book 2) launches today, another book coming to light under the restrictions of the pandemic. So we are having another online event and it’s happening this evening.

Register your attendance at

This event will be a lively discussion about crime fiction with local authors. Simon Maltman’s Witness has recently published, as has James Murphy’s Dark Light. Also, I have recently read an ARC of Sharon Dempsey’s upcoming Who Took Eden Mulligan? I want to know what Cara Finegan is working on at the moment. So I have a lot to talk to these writers about.

There will be cocktails thrown in for good measure (and lots of puns). Think of it like a pre-Christmas party since we can’t go out out for drinks.

Check out the book trailer for Problems with Girls to get a flavour of the book.

Here is the blurb:

After taking some leave, DI Harriet Sloane comes back to work at Strandtown PSNI station, East Belfast, to be faced with a murder case. A young political activist has been stabbed to death in the office of a progressive political party where she works as an intern. The killer seems to have a problem with girls, and is about to strike again.

Problems with Girls is a fast-paced detective novel that will keep you gripped till the very last word. The follow up to critically acclaimed, The Sleeping Season.

Set in 2018, a month after the Belfast Rape Trial and the #ibelieveher rallies that took place throughout Ireland, this novel asks questions about cyberbullying, mental health and consent.

On a personal note, I want to thank my writing community for being so supportive of my work.

A special thanks goes to book bloggers. They were a real lifeline when The Sleeping Season launched at the start of the March lockdown.

Blog tour

The book is now in stock at the Secret Bookshelf, Carrickfergus and No Alibis, Belfast. Please do support your local bookshops.

It is also available to buy from the publisher Friday Press.

Also on Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Until next time, be good!