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17 April 2024: Talking suffragettes at The Women's Institute

It was a pleasure to be asked to give my talk on the history and Hampshire locations that have inspired my books to the Heathuns, the Fleet Women's Institute.

It was lovely to meet the ladies, and if you're interested in joining, you can find their details here: Heathuns WI.

9 April 2024: Murder at Merewood Hospital riding high in US charts

Thrilled that Murder at Merewood Hospital has gained a bestseller flag on Amazon US - currently sitting at No. 1 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and War Fiction categories and No 2. in Historical Mysteries in the US. Overall ranking of #278 in the US Kindle Store.

5 March 2024: Fleet Book Group choose Death at Crookham Hall as their March read

It was a pleasure to be asked to go along to the March meeting of the Fleet Book Group to talk about Death at Crookham Hall, their chosen book for March 2024. 

They're a friendly, informal group who meet up at a pub in Fleet on a Tuesday once a month to discuss their last book and two weeks later for a general book chat. You can find the group on Facebook at Fleet Book Group if you'd like to join.

23 February 2024: Iris Woodmore Series Boxset Publication Day

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'.

14 January 2024: Fabulous publication day biscuits!

Thanks to my publisher, Boldwood Books, for these wonderful Murder At Merewood Hospital publication day biscuits.

26 November 2023: Cover Reveal - Murder At Merewood Hospital

I love the dramatic look of my brand new novel. The patients survived the Great War only to face a new danger... Murder At Merewood Hospital is out 14 January 2024.

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!

Subscribe for competitions, signed copies, the latest news and a short story, One Knife Too Many...

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!

If you'd like to join the guild you can find them at Fleet Morning Townswomen's Guild.

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 

7 May 2023: Murder at Waldenmere Lake goes to No. 2!

Lovely to wake up to Murder at Waldenmere Lake at No. 2 and Death at Crookham Hall at No. 5 in Amazon Bestsellers in Historical Mysteries in the US!

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.

12 December 2022: Murder at Waldenmere Lake cover reveal

I love the cover for Murder at Waldenmere Lake, the second book in the Iris Woodmore series. I can't wait for you to read it - it's out on 21 March 2023, and you can pre-order it now.

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.

28 November 2022: Follow me on BookBub

You can follow me on BookBub to hear about promotions and special offers on my books. BookBub is a book discovery service that helps readers find new books and authors.

Click here to visit my BookBub author profile.

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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