Cover Reveal: All the Blood We Share

I am so proud to share the stunning cover of my next historical murder book, ALL THE BLOOD WE SHARE!

The novel is about Kate Bender, who ran a deadly inn on the Kansas prairie together with her family.

I have rarely come across a historical character with more strange rumors attached to her name, and can’t wait for readers to meet my version of her.

Out November 22 from Berkley.

Read more about the book here.

Announcing: The Witch in the Well

I’m so very excited to share the US cover of my next speculative novel, The Witch in the Well!

When two former friends reunite after decades apart, their grudges, flawed ambitions, and shared obsession swirl into an all-too-real echo of a terrible town legend.

Centuries ago, beautiful young Ilsbeth Clark was accused of witchcraft after several children disappeared. Her acquittal did nothing to stop her fellow townsfolk from drowning her in the well where the missing children were last seen.

When author and social media influencer Elena returns to the summer paradise of her youth to get her family’s manor house ready to sell, the last thing she expected was connecting with—and feeling inspired to write about—Ilsbeth’s infamous spirit. The very historical figure that her ex-childhood friend, Cathy, has been diligently researching and writing about for years.

What begins as a fiercely competitive sense of ownership over Ilsbeth and her story soon turns both women’s worlds into something more haunted and dangerous than they could ever imagine.

Out 10/4 from Tor Books.

Announcing: All the Blood We Share

I am so very proud to announce that my next historical murder book, All the Blood We Share, will be published in the US in November, courtesy of Berkley!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A sinister novel based on the real Bloody Benders, a family of serial killers in the old West bound by butchery and obscured by the shadows of American history.

The winds shift nervously on the Kansas plain whispering of travelers lost and buried, whispering of witches. Something dark and twisted has taken root at the Bender Inn.

At first the townspeople of Cherryvale welcome the rising medium Kate Bender and her family. Kate’s messages from the Beyond give their tedious dreams hope and her mother’s potions cure their little ills—for a price. No one knows about their other business, the shortcut to a better life. And why shouldn’t their family prosper? They’re careful. It’s only from those who are marked, those who travel alone and can easily disappear, that the Benders demand their pound of flesh.
 
But even a gifted seer like Kate can make a misstep. Now as the secrets festering beneath the soil of the family orchard threaten to bring them all to ruin, the Benders must sharpen their craft—or vanish themselves.

Cover to come—it’s gorgeous!

Triflers Need Not Apply is out today!

Hooray! My murder book is out in the UK today, and I’m so very, very thrilled about the reception.

Here’s a couple of lovely quotes:

Based on a true story, with dark humour throughout, you will be hooked

Prima

Extraordinary. Bruce does a marvellous job of reimagining this real-life murderer, without excusing her crimes

The Times

Interview with IndyStar

A little while back, I did an interview with the Indianapolis Star about
IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE, and they turned it into a glorious article about Belle and the book.

Since the real Belle Gunness lived — and murdered — in Indiana, it definitely felt like closing a circle.

Here is a quote:

Bruce’s novel does much more than merely set what’s already known about Gunness’ atrocities to a fictional tune. Instead, she imagines how Gunness — a rare female serial killer — might have justified her endeavor. The character is a potent combination of cold sociopath, unfailing pragmatist and unhealed victim.

You can read the interview here