I am thrilled to tell you all that Dead Like You went straight to No 1 in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list in its first week of publication – preventing James Patterson from getting to No 1 for the first time in several years. Now in the second week, we have done it again! Also this time beating off a challenge from John Grisham!

Just to add to this good news, my novella, the iBook version of The Perfect Murder, has now gone to No 1 on iBooks – knocking the Chris Evans memoir “It’s Not What You Think” off the top of that list. So I have a double No 1 this week.

My publishers say I have scored a UK first by being number one in both physical and iBook formats at the same time. So thank you all of you for your wonderful support!

I am giving a talk about my writing, in Brighton, at 7pm for 7.30pm on Thursday June 23rd, in aid of the West Pier Trust, which I am passionate about. There will be wine and canapes, as well as a chance to bring your books and have them signed, or to buy a signed copy on the night. Tickets are available from Rachel Clark on 01273 321499