Celia Fremlinís seven suspense novels have all been most enthusiastically received. Many of the stories describe the sort of situation she writes about so brilliantly in her novels, the terror being partly of the mind, and the horror having overtones of the supernatural. Almost all the stories concern women and reflect the doom-filled atmosphere she is so successful in creating. And somehow none of these stories work out in the way one expects Ė in every case the denouement shows Miss Fremlinís deep insight into human character.
It is the transmutation of events that could happen to anyone, into suspense writing of a high order, that is the secret of Celia Fremlinís success. And in the short-story genre she continues to display these very qualities for which her novels have been admired.
Val McDermid's OUT OF BOUNDS a finalist in the McIlvanney Prize 2017
We're delighted to announce that Val McDermid's OUT OF BOUNDS is a finalist for the McIlvanney Prize 2017. The judges had this to say about it: 'The Queen of Scottish crime adds yet more jewels to her crown with Out of Bounds and shows us why she's writing at the very top of her game...Karen Pirie is one of the most engaging and charismatic of all the fictional Scottish Detectives'. The winner will be announced on Friday 8th September as part of Bloody Scotland. read more.