UK Cover + Title

The UK edition of IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE has landed with a glorious cover and a wicked new title!

TRIFLERS NEED NOT APPLY will be published by Michael Joseph on August 5 2021.

Available for pre-order now.

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YOU LET ME IN is out in Spanish!

Planeta de Libros Mexico’s Spanish language edition of YOU LET ME IN — ME DEJASTE ENTRAR — is out now, and with a very beautiful cover!

For European readers, it seems to be available as a Kindle e-book on both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.es.

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IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE got a STARRED review

I’m so very thrilled to learn that my first historical novel got a starred review from Publishers Weekly!

You can read the review here.

I also did an interview with Publishers Weekly — the online version can be found here.


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YOU LET ME IN (aka. PEPPER-MAN) is out in Germany

As of today, the German edition of YOU LET ME IN is out! This is the first time a work of mine is published in a language I can’t read, which honestly feels pretty special.

If you’d like to read the book in German, you can find it here.

 

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IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE is a BUZZ BOOKS Pick!

I’m so thrilled to learn that an excerpt from
IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE is included in Publisher’s Lunch BUZZ BOOKS 2020 Fall/Winter edition.

Buzz Books 2020 “presents passionate readers with an insider’s look at 30 of the buzziest books due out this fall season”, and can be downloaded for free (if you’re in the US).

If you’re curious about my next novel, this is an excellent way to try it!

Read more and get it here!

 

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IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE

I’m so very excited to share my next novel, IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE, an audacious tale of feminine rage about one of the most prolific female serial killers in American history — and the men who drove her to it!

Coming next January!

Learn more and preorder here

 

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YOU LET ME IN is OUT in the US!

I’m so very happy to announce that YOU LET ME IN is now out in the US!

You Let Me In delivers a stunning tale from debut author Camilla Bruce, combining the sinister domestic atmosphere of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects with the otherwordly thrills of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Cassandra Tipp is dead…or is she?

After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy—everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie’s infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far).

Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body—just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript.

Then again, there are enough bodies in her past—her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowelment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother.

Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story—but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods—and who has Cassie been protecting all along? Read on, if you dare…

You can read more or buy it here!

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YOU LET ME IN is OUT in the UK!

I am so very proud and pleased to announce that You Let Me In is out in the world!
It was published in the UK this week, and will be out in the US next month.

Praise for You Let Me In:

“By the end of the third page I was not only hooked, but beginning to think that this might be the best book I’d read all year . . . creepy, pagan, detailed, entrancing. I loved it.”
JOANNE HARRIS, author of Chocolat and The Strawberry Thief

“A bewitching, beguiling, and deeply unsettling tale of one woman’s strange life. It will ensnare you from page one and keep you riveted until the end.”
CAITLIN STARLING, author of The Luminous Dead

“Dark and immersive; a feast of storytelling that lingers long after the last morsel’s been consumed.”
SAM LLOYD, author of The Memory Wood

“A glorious, pitch-black fairytale of a book. Lush, strange and defiant. As soon as I finished it, I went straight back to the start and read it again.”
KIRSTY LOGAN, author of Things We Say in the Dark

“Exploring the darker side of fairytales, it inhabits that liminal space where folklore and horror collide. A worrying tale where reality is filtered through the unreal, and the rational rubs shoulders with the supernatural, this is a beguiling story of love and revenge.”
LUCIE MCKNIGHT HARDY, author of Water Shall Refuse Them

You can buy it here

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YOU LET ME IN Looks Gorgeous!

Over the last few months, my twisty faerie book, YOU LET ME IN, has taken shape, both inside and out.

Here are all the beautiful covers together (US, UK and Germany):

You Let Me In delivers a stunning tale from debut author Camilla Bruce, combining the sinister domestic atmosphere of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects with the otherwordly thrills of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Cassandra Tipp is dead…or is she?

After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy–everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie’s infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far).

Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body–just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript.

Then again, there are enough bodies in her past–her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowelment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother.

Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story–but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods–and who has Cassie been protecting all along? Read on, if you dare…

You can pre-order the novel here.

 

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IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE Will Be Published!

I’m SO thrilled to announce that my dark historical novel about Norwegian-American serial killer Belle Gunness has found wonderful homes with Berkley (US) and Michael Joseph (UK).

I just couldn’t be happier, and can’t wait to see it become a real book!

 

 

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