A fantastic cover reveal overnight for Michael Woods upcoming thriller The Murder House which is the 5th instalment in the best selling DCI Matilda Darke series. The ebook is due for release on the 31st of January published by One More Chapter.
I am loving this cover! It is so chilling and sets the tone of the book perfectly. Let’s see what Michael has in store for us with The Murder House
They were the perfect family. It was the perfect crime.
The new gripping DCI Matilda Darke crime thriller about the dark secrets that lie within a perfect family. For fans of Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons.
It’s the most disturbing crime scene DCI Matilda Darke has ever seen…
The morning after a wedding reception at a beautiful suburban home in Sheffield, the bride’s entire family are stabbed to death – in a frenzied attack more violent than anything DCI Matilda Darke could have imagined.
About Michael Wood
Greetings. I am Michael Wood. I am born and bred in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and have worked as a journalist and a proofreader. I am now a writer of crime fiction novels and a reviewer of books for CrimeSquad.com a website dedicated to showcasing the best crime fiction has to offer. So, not only do I write crime fiction, but I read crime fiction, for work and for pleasure.
So, why Sheffield? Well, Brighton has Peter James, Norfolk has Elly Griffiths, London has Mark Billingham. Sheffield needed a place on the UK literary map.
I have always wanted to write ever since I was a child when I had to write a short story for an English class. The teacher told my mum to not let me write again as I scared her. Wimp. Fortunately, I didn’t listen to her (I rarely did) and I continued to write. I did change genre, however. I wrote a comedy script and sent it to the BBC. Bless them, they sent me a lovely rejection letter despite the script being awful. I wrote another script and they said, as I writer, I showed potential. How nice.
As a huge reader of crime fiction I decided to follow in the footsteps of my favourite authors, Minette Walters, Val McDermid and Reginald Hill. The first couple of novels I wrote were thrown on the fire, even I could see they were poor. However, I kept going and I came up with FOR REASONS UNKNOWN. However, it was lacking two key ingrediants – an interesting protagonist and a realistic setting. Enter DCI Matilda Darke. Enter Sheffield and so begins the series. That’s it. That’s the story of me.
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