Stickers on Book Covers


Stickers (or more likely pretend stickers) are all the rage on book covers. Those little bright circles used to contain important additional information, such as a shortlisting for a literary prize, but now it can be almost anything including frequent claims that the latest release is the new Gone Girl or for fans of The Girl on the Train or Stieg Larsson.

Anyway, I can hardly complain since I have joined in with my own circular cry for attention, but why stop at one? Perhaps I could coat my entire book cover in circles filled with the best and most exciting quotes?

Meet the Author on BookFabulous

Version 2Rana Asfour is featuring a Q & A with me on BookFabulous.

Rana writes: ‘One of the most exciting thrillers to come out in 2015, I Came to Find a Girl by Jaq Hazell (aka Jacqui Hazell) is the one you should be reaching for if dark, intense crime fiction is your thing. This deliciously intense novel about female art student Mia, and her entanglement with award-winning, renowned super artist Jack Flood has hit the shelves to very high praise.

‘Described by The Telegraph as ‘Dark, haunting, twisted’, and listed in their top best crime fiction for 2015, and described by yours truly as ‘a disturbing reflective book that will refuse to loosen its grip on you for some time’, BookFabulous thought it fitting that more be known about the author, her book and her writing in general.’ Read the full interview on BookFabulous.



‘Dark, haunting, twisted – and, in its own way, unforgettable’ Best Crime Fiction of 2015, The Telegraph.

I was thrilled to hear that I CAME TO FIND A GIRL has been included in The Telegraph’s roundup of the best crime fiction of 2015. The review and full list can be found here.

Meanwhile, in other news, LONDON TSUNAMI & OTHER STORIES, received a glowing review from literary website Literogo.

The paperback copies of I CAME TO FIND A GIRL have now been posted to the winners on Goodreads, and I’m looking forward to getting back to work.

Happy New Year!