There are just THREE WEEKS to go to the release of my YA debut Something Terrible Happened Last Night, and Gill Books have sent me an amazing video of it being printed!! Some of you may have seen this already on my social media channels – do follow @SamBlakeBooks, but for anyone who missed it, here we are!
This is a busy book year – The Mystery of Four came out in January, went straight into the bestseller list and stayed there for 7 weeks. An Eason No 1 bestseller it was knocked off the top spot by the Prince and Spare. The Mystery of Four is an Agatha Christie style country house mystery and features a character who is a tribute to Agatha herself (Agatha experts will spot her!) Something Terrible Happened Last Night owes a lot to Christie too, as it was inspired by the classic locked room mysteries that Agatha Christie was an absolute master of. But Something Terrible is definitely more Gossip Girl than classic crime.
Will you be able to work out what happened at Katie’s 17th birthday party? There are 100 suspects but only one killer…
Something Terrible Happened Last Night features a cast of fabulous characters that I had a lot of fun writing – they are all very different and I hope readers can identify with them – you can find out more about the key characters, Frankie, Sorcha and Jess, and of course Katie here. Plus see a fabulous sketch that to me, looks just like Frankie!
We’ve also recreated Katie’s house in the SIMS4 – if you don’t play the SIMS, you can see the screenshots here, but if you do, we’ve used the baae game so it’s free for everyone. Find it under my EA ID SBlakeBooks.
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