It’s finally here. I started writing IN STRANGERS’ HOUSES in Spring 2013 on a stunning yoga and creative writing holiday with Philippa Pride, AKA The Book Doctor. I finished my final draft in early 2016, found a fabulous agent in the spring, a wonderful publisher that summer, finished final edits by the winter and now it is ready to go into the world! Its beautiful cover is adorning the shelves of Sainsbury’s, Waterstones, independents and of course the virtual shelves of Amazon.
My baby son Teddy helped me celebrate at 3am this morning with a dirty nappy – he didn’t want me to miss a moment of publication day.
Thanks to everyone who has bought a copy so far – I hope you enjoy it!
I’m absolutely thrilled with this lovely review of IN STRANGERS’ HOUSES from Vaseem Khan. He’s one of my favourite crime writers – his books deal with serious subjects but have a lovely warmth to them. And who wouldn’t love a detective that has a baby elephant as a sidekick!
“IN STRANGERS’ HOUSES is a warmly crafted crime debut, perfect for our multicultural age. In Lena Szarka, a Hungarian cleaner on the trail of her best friend’s killer, we have a character designed for muddy, post-Brexit London. Lena’s strong heart and indomitable spirit shine through as Mundy offers up a colourful list of suspects, and enough twists and turns to keep us guessing. But it is the author’s wit that sparkles most brightly. She breathes life into both the dark underbelly of London, and the Hungary of Lena’s youth, mixing the gritty with the comic to great effect. A worthy beginning to a new series.” Vaseem Khan
Constable is publishing a new crime series starring a cleaner and immigrant as its “feisty heroine”, by debut author Elizabeth Mundy…. Read more