The first four Iris Woodmore Mysteries are now available as a boxset described as 'a page-turning suffragette-era cosy mystery series from Michelle Salter'.
Thanks to Boldwood Books for these wonderful Murder At Merewood Hospital biscuits.
28 October 2023: In Conversation with Claire Gradidge and Mike Hollow
As part of the Basingstoke Crime Writing Festival, I'll be chatting with Claire and Mike about the challenges of writing historical crime novels. We'll be at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre at 2pm on Saturday 28 October 2023. Tickets are free - you can book a place here.
27 October 2023: Only Murders in the Library at the Basingstoke Crime Writing Festival
I'm delighted to be taking part in this year's Basingstoke Crime Writing Festival. I'll be giving a talk on the history and Hampshire locations that inspire my novels. Tickets are free but you're required to book.
2pm Friday 27 October 2023 at Basingstoke Discovery Centre - book tickets here.
13 September 2023: Free Iris Woodmore Short Story
Now when you sign up to my free newsletter you can read an exclusive Iris Woodmore short story!
5 July 2023: Talking suffragettes with the Fleet Townswomen's Guild
Lovely to be asked to give a talk to the Townswomen's Guild on the history and locations that feature in the Iris Woodmore Mysteries!
11 May 2023: A Killing At Smugglers Cover - cover reveal!
Travel back 100 years to July 1923 for a sizzling summer read! Out 10 July 2023
15 March 2023: Death at Crookham Hall No. 1 bestseller in US!
I'm thrilled to see Death at Crookham Hall at No.1 in Amazon US's Historical Mysteries bestsellers list.
3 March 2023: The Body at Carnival Bridge cover reveal
A colourful cover for this gripping third instalment of the Iris Woodmore mystery series - out 11 May 2023!
26 February 2023: Death at Crookham Hall becomes a UK bestseller!
Delighted to see Death at Crookham Hall at #3 in Amazon UK's historical mysteries bestsellers.
23 February 2023: Cozy Crime Special Facebook Live
Delighted to take part in a cozy crime author panel with bestselling authors T.A.Williams and Debbie Young.
9 February 2023: Les Ombres de Big Ben is available now!
The French language edition of Death at Crookham hall is now out - published by L'Archipel on 9 February 2023.
3 December 2022: Death at Crookham Hall cover reveal
Boldwood Books are reissuing The Suffragette's Daughter with the title Death at Crookham Hall. The reason for the title change is to give the Iris Woodmore Mysteries their own unique style. Hence, the brilliant new cover. If you haven't read it, you can pre-order now.
15 February 2022: Q&A with the Women's Fiction Writers Association
I was delighted to be the guest author at a meeting of the WFWA Historical Fiction Group. It was a pleasure to meet some of their members and take part in a fun, informal question and answer session via Zoom.
10 October 2021: Patricia Cornwell tweets about the Iris Woodmore Mysteries
A lovely surprise today when bestselling author Patricia Cornwell tweeted about Death at Crookham Hall (previously published as The Suffragette's Daughter). I was delighted when she messaged me to say she has it on her Kindle and is looking forward to reading it!
16 July 2021: Local author promotion at Fleet Library
As a local author, Fleet Library kindly featured me on their social media pages, along with the following staff recommendation for Death at a Crookham Hall (previously published as The Suffragette's Daughter):
"Set in 1920’s post-war Britain, Iris Woodmore is a young and ambitious trainee journalist tasked with writing about the forthcoming elections. Iris attends a debate at the House of Commons with Sybil Siddons, the third woman to stand for Parliament. During the visit, Iris comes across information which raises doubts about the circumstances surrounding her mother Violet’s death, 6 years earlier when she drowned in the Thames during her participation in a suffragettes' protest. Iris also finds out that fellow suffragette, Rebecca, who accompanied her mother, disappeared shortly after the incident. What happened to Rebecca has never been established. Iris is a determined, progressive, young woman who wants to find answers and will not stop until she does. This is a story of secrets, families, politics and a pinch of romance. I would not hesitate to recommend it as a good read."
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