To celebrate the publication of Sound this month, I’m launching a big giveaway competition. To win books by Lynda La Plante, Kate Ellis, Mark Roberts, and Caz Finlay – all crime authors with a Liverpudlian link – plus a copy of Reprobation, Consuming Fire and Sound all you need to do is simply retweet the pinned tweet on my Twitter feed ( before the 1st November.

There are three prizes to be won:

The WINNER will receive the following books:

  • The Dirty Dozen, Widows and Widows’ Revenge by Lynda La Plante
  • The Boy who Lived with the Dead and A Painted Doom by Kate Ellis
  • Killing Time, Blood Mist, Dead Silent and Day of the Dead by Mark Roberts
  • The Boss by Caz Finlay
  • Reprobation, Consuming Fire and Sound by Catherine Fearns


TWO RUNNERS-UP will receive copies of:

  • Reprobation by Catherine Fearns
  • Consuming Fire by Catherine Fearns
  • Sound by Catherine Fearns

Lynda La Plante
A grande dame of crime fiction, Lynda La Plante CBE was born in Liverpool and began her career as an actress before turning her hand to novels and screenwriting. With Prime Suspect and Widows, as well as several US television series and movies, it’s impossible to overstate her success and influence. All Lynda La Plante’s novels have been international bestsellers.

Kate Ellis
Born in Liverpool, Kate Ellis has sold over three-quarters of a million books. Her Devon detective Wesley Peterson is teamed with his scouse boss Gerry Heffernan, giving a Liverpool edge to this series.

Mark Roberts
Born and raised in Liverpool, teacher Mark Roberts is also an award-winning playwright and a CWA Gold Dagger nominee. His DCI Eve Clay series is set on the streets of Liverpool. Says Mark: “The Williamson Tunnels, the cathedrals, the rich architecture, the past the present the future, the people, the river, the landscape with its private and public spaces … I could go on for years… Liverpool is a unique and beautiful place and lends itself readily to the exposure of the dark side of human nature.”

Caz Finlay
Liverpool mum and senior probation officer Caz Finlay’s debut novel The Boss has firmly established her as a name to watch. The character of Grace Sumner, as an unlikely criminal mastermind and gangland boss, is brilliantly drawn.


Terms and conditions:
We are offering a prize to 3 randomly drawn individuals. See the (details above) for prize details and the number of winners. Winners will be notified typically within five (5) business days of the drawing. Prize(s) will be fulfilled by Catherine Fearns, and if you are a winner, you will be contacted for the shipping address. A prize is typically shipped within a week of receiving a shipping address.

 The odds of being selected as a winner depend on the number of entries received.

 You must be older than 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in your state or jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.

Catherine Fearns reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time.

By entering the promotion you agree that Catherine Fearns, and each of their respective affiliates, will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against any liability or loss, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, for all matters related to your acceptance, possession, experience with, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the promotion.

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