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Sarah Hilary

Veronique Baxter
Film, TV and Stage Agent:
Clare Israel

Sarah Hilary has worked as a bookseller, and with the Royal Navy. Her debut, Someone Else’s Skin, won Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year 2015 and was a World Book Night selection for 2016. The Observer’s Book of the Month (“superbly disturbing”) and a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, it was a Silver Falchion and Macavity Award finalist in the US. No Other Darkness, the second in the series was shortlisted for a Barry Award. Her DI Marnie Rome series continued with Tastes Like Fear (longlisted for Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year 2017) and Quieter Than Killing (Observer’s Thriller of the Month), Come and Find Me and Never Be Broken. Her latest novel, Black Thorn, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2023 and her upcoming novel, Sharp Glass, will be published in July 2024.

Hilary is the Programming Chair for St Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend in Oxford, and co-founder of Ledburied, a crime festival in her home town of Ledbury. As well as writing, she teaches crime fiction and mentor its rising stars. Her short stories have won the Cheshire Prize for Literature, the Fish Criminally Short Histories Prize, and the SENSE prize.

For more information and upcoming events have a look at Sarah Hilary’s website:


Photo credit to Matthew Andrews.

Sharp Glass

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