“A powerful and gripping narrative with a shocking outcome.” Million-selling crime writer Leigh Russell
It’s been a busy week with the launch of Blackshirt Conspiracy, and has meant a blizzard of social media posts, cross-posts and interactions. A number of blogs and websites have carried interviews and short pieces about challenges in writing the book and its historical background, so I’ve included links below so you can explore at your leisure. The first reviews are also starting to pop up!
‘1936 – But not as we know it’, discussing the alternative history component of the book on leading crime website Crime Time. Three minute read here.
‘Victim or Villain?’ A brief look at Wallis Simpson, mistress of Edward VIII, in the Crime Reader’s Association Newsletter. Two minute read here.
‘Giving History a Twist’ on US Publisher Level Best’s Besties Blog. Three minute read here.
An offbeat interview for the Bow Street Society blog ‘Entering Room Z‘ that was fun to do. Three minute read here.
Feature on Blackshirt Conspiracy in the Crime Writer’s Association e-magazine Case Files (with some extra snippets about the author!). Two minute read here.
Jo Hesslewood’s review of Blackshirt Conspiracy for Mystery People. One minute read here.
Sunday Tea with V and Jason Monaghan; Episode 4 of the Hystery Chronicles Podcast. Listen here (45 mins).
‘Armed, Female and Fascist’ in the October issue of e-magazine Mystery People. Three minute read here.
Interview and feature on Blackshirt Conspiracy in The Big Thrill . Two minute read here
‘In Blackshirt Conspiracy, Jason Monaghan sets a tale of treachery against the extraordinary backdrop of the British Abdication Crisis of 1936. In the real world, a resolute Prime Minister forced a reckless monarch off the throne. In this slice of alternative history, fascist schemers cause events to take a darker turn…’ Bestselling mystery writer Martin Edwards