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.
The paperback edition of IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE is out now wherever books are sold.
I really love the new color scheme — it even looks a bit Christmassy (if you squint).
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 hookedPrima
Extraordinary. Bruce does a marvellous job of reimagining this real-life murderer, without excusing her crimesThe Times
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
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.
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.
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!