‘Ice-pick-sharp, packed with intrigue, action and spine-chilling suspense. Devour will keep you gripped from the very first page’ Kathryn Fox
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Welcome to my blog, Larkin’s Latest. News on thriller authors and the latest crime fiction, the writing process and festivals, people I interview and exciting story locations, courses I run, and things that make me laugh!
October 20, 2019
I recently finished a new crime-thriller set on an island off Seattle in the USA. I think it’s my creepiest book yet and I hope it will keep readers guessing until the very end. I feel such an enormous sense of relief and satisfaction when the book is written and ready to be shown to the world. But in the next moment, I feel a nervousness. Will readers like it? Is it good enough? I guess time will tell. But I can honestly say that the theme of this novel means a lot to me and I have fallen in love with two of my characters – Stephanie Miller and FBI agent T.J. Samson, so I’m hoping the characters come across as real and genuine at the very least.
Here’s a little hint about the story of this new thriller…
It’s the story of a young American widow and her daughter who move to a remote island to start a new life, only to be stalked by a sadistic troll. But he is no ordinary troll, and she is no ordinary victim. Why do powerful people want Professor Stephanie Miller’s reputation trashed?
Thriller author, L.A. Larkin, has been likened to Michael Crichton by The Guardian and Alistair MacLean by The Times. The Genesis Flaw was nominated for four crime fiction awards and Thirst described as, ‘The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station’. Devour, the first book in the Olivia Wolfe thriller series, is published by Constable in the UK and by Hachette in Australia and New Zealand. An adventurer at heart, Larkin has spent time in the Antarctic, and with scientists at the British Antarctic Survey and the Australian Antarctic Division.
She is currently working on a psychological crime-thriller set in Seattle and an Olivia Wolfe thriller set in South Africa.
L. A. Larkin was born in England and studied literature at the University of London’s Royal Holloway College, graduating with honours. She lives in Sydney and London, and teaches mystery and thriller writing.
Larkin also writes humorous mysteries as Louisa Bennet.
I’m really looking forward to being the Master of Ceremonies at Caroline de Costa‘s double book launch. Double? On April 6, 2019, from 3:30pm to 7pm at Glee Books in Glebe, Wild Dingo Press will be celebrating the second and third books in the Cass Diamond crime fiction series – Missing Pieces and Blood Sisters. The wonderful Professor Sue Turnbull will interview Caroline about her writing. This event is supported by Sisters In Crime Australia and is open to everyone interested in crime fiction. I really hope you can join us.
September 28, 2019
Very excited to be working with Bloodhound Books who is publishing my new thriller PREY in April 2020.
Four murders. Four countries. One terrible secret.
More news to come soon and thank you to everyone for their support writing it, especially to Lynne at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa. I couldn’t have done it without her.
UK publicity: Midas PR, London
Australian publicity: Hachette
New Zealand publicity: Hachette
Public speaking: Booked Out
UK Literary Agent: Marjacq, Phil Patterson
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