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Fiona Cummins - Author

About the Author

Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror showbusiness journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing A Novel course. She lives in Essex with her family. Rattle is her first novel.

 

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When I Was Ten

When I Was Ten

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'A rich, intricately-woven novel of childhood crime and adult redemption. I finished it with my heart in my mouth. Highly recommended' - Louise Candlish 'Dark, creepy and ultimately compassionate, When I Was Ten is a chilling look at the consequences of a childhood gone wrong' - JP Delaney 'Pacey, dark and surprises to the bitter end. Loved it' - Fiona Barton Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were murdered in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age. Ten-year-old Sara Carter - nicknamed the Angel of Death - spent eight years in a children's secure unit and is living quietly under an assumed name with a family of her own. Now, on the anniversary of the trial, a documentary team has tracked down her older sister Shannon Carter, compelling her to break two decades of silence. Her explosive interview sparks national headlines and journalist Brinley Booth, a childhood friend of the Carter sisters, is tasked with covering the news story. For the first time, the three women are forced to confront what really happened on that blood-soaked night - with devastating consequences for them all. When I Was Ten is a chilling page-turner by Fiona Cummins. Praise for Fiona Cummins: 'Head and shoulders above most of the competition' - Val McDermid 'When writing from the perspective of ordinary people caught up in horrific events, Fiona Cummins is unbeatable' - Sunday Express 'Brilliant . . . dark, creepy and twisted' - C. J. Tudor 'A crime novel of the very first order' - David Baldacci 'An excellent read' - Martina Cole 'Creepy as hell' - Ian Rankin 'Fiona Cummins has a gift for tapping a rich seam of evil that underpins the surface of the every day. Suberbly sinister' - Sunday Mirror

The Neighbour

The Neighbour

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

'Creepy as hell and kept me guessing to the very end' - Ian Rankin A new home. A new start. It's all the Lockwoods want. And on The Avenue, a leafy street in an Essex town near the sea, it seems possible. But what if what they want isn't what they get? On their moving-in day they arrive to a media frenzy. A serial killer has struck in the woods behind The Avenue. The police are investigating. And the neighbours quite clearly have secrets. With their dream quickly turning into a nightmare, the Lockwoods are watching everyone. But who's watching them? Praise for Fiona Cummins 'Trust me - Cummins is a keeper' - Lee Child 'Head and shoulders above the rest' - Val McDermid 'A crime novel of the very first order' - David Baldacci Dark, intriguing and gripping' - Laura Marshall 'What a storyteller' - Caz Frear 'A nightmarishly addictive read' - CJ Tudor 'Enthralled from beginning to end as each page drips with threat and menace' - Liz Nugent The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins is a twisting thriller about a quiet neighbourhood that's hiding a deadly secret.

The Neighbour

The Neighbour

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

'Creepy as hell and kept me guessing to the very end' - Ian Rankin A new home. A new start. It's all the Lockwoods want. And on The Avenue, a leafy street in an Essex town near the sea, it seems possible. But what if what they want isn't what they get? On their moving-in day they arrive to a media frenzy. A serial killer has struck in the woods behind The Avenue. The police are investigating. And the neighbours quite clearly have secrets. With their dream quickly turning into a nightmare, the Lockwoods are watching everyone. But who's watching them? Praise for Fiona Cummins 'Trust me - Cummins is a keeper' - Lee Child 'Head and shoulders above the rest' - Val McDermid 'A crime novel of the very first order' - David Baldacci Dark, intriguing and gripping' - Laura Marshall 'What a storyteller' - Caz Frear 'A nightmarishly addictive read' - CJ Tudor 'Enthralled from beginning to end as each page drips with threat and menace' - Liz Nugent The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins is a twisting thriller about a quiet neighbourhood that's hiding a deadly secret.

The Neighbour

The Neighbour

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

FOR SALE: A lovely family home with good-sized garden and treehouse occupying a plot close to woodland. Quiet, leafy road, good schools, close to the sea and commutable to London. Perfect for kids, fitness enthusiasts, dog walkers . . . And, it seems, the perfect hunting ground for a serial killer. On a hot July day, Garrick and Olivia Lockwood and their two children move into 25 The Avenue looking for a fresh start. They arrive in the midst of a media frenzy: they'd heard about the local murders in the press, but Garrick was certain the killer would be caught and it would all be over in no time. Besides, they'd got the house at a steal and he was convinced he could flip it for a fortune. The neighbours seemed to be the very picture of community spirit. But everyone has secrets, and the residents in The Avenue are no exception. After six months on the case with no real leads, the most recent murder has turned DC Wildeve Stanton's life upside down, and now she has her own motive for hunting down the killer - quickly. The Neighbour is a thrilling standalone novel by the author of Rattle, Fiona Cummins.

The Collector

The Collector

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

'A crime novel of the very first order' - David Baldacci If you like Mo Hayder and Thomas Harris, you'll love the intensely gripping The Collector by Fiona Cummins. Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town. His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting . . . Clara, the girl he left behind, dreams of being found. Her mother is falling apart but she will not give up hope. The Collector has found an apprentice to take over his family's legacy. But he can't forget the one who got away and the detective who destroyed his dreams. DS Etta Fitzroy must hunt him down before his obsession destroys them all. 'Cummins is a keeper' - Lee Child

The Collector

The Collector

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'A crime novel of the very first order' - David Baldacci If you like Mo Hayder and Thomas Harris, you'll love The Collector Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town. His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting . . . Clara, the girl he left behind, dreams of being found. Her mother is falling apart but she will not give up hope. The Collector has found an apprentice to take over his family's legacy. But he can't forget the one who got away and the detective who destroyed his dreams. DS Etta Fitzroy must hunt him down before his obsession destroys them all.

The Collector

The Collector

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 22/02/2018

Der Knochensammler - Die Rache

Der Knochensammler - Die Rache

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2017

Seit seiner Flucht aus London halt sich der Knochensammler in einem kleinen Ort am Meer versteckt. Unerkannt und geduldig wartet er auf einen gunstigen Moment, um mit dem Wiederaufbau seiner Sammlung zu beginnen. Gleichzeitig sucht er nach einem Nachfolger, einem gelehrigen Schuler, dem er all sein Wissen weitergeben kann.Als der Knochensammler Saul Anguish begegnet, wei er, dass er den perfekten Erben gefunden hat. Saul ist sechzehn, verwahrlost und verfuhrbar. Leichte Beute, wie geschaffen fur sein Vorhaben.Mit ihm wird er seinen perfiden Plan vollenden. Und dann wird er Rache nehmen. An denen, die ihn um seinen allergroten Schatz gebracht haben. Unbeschreiblich schlimme Rache ...Nach "e;Der Knochensammler - Die Ernte"e; nun Teil zwei des schauderhaft genialen Thrillerduos mit Bestseller-Format - so nervenzerfetzend wie Mo Hayders "e;Der Vogelmann"e;, so abgrundig und faszinierend wie "e;Die Chemie des Todes"e;.

Der Knochensammler - Die Ernte

Der Knochensammler - Die Ernte

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

Er sammelt aus Leidenschaft. Knochen. Menschliche Knochen.Doch das Herzstuck fehlt ihm noch in seiner Sammlung.Die Knochen von Jakey. Einem sechsjahrigen Jungen, der am Munchmeyer-Syndrom leidet, einer seltenen Knochenkrankheit, die Jakeys Korper langsam verknochern lasst ...Den Knochensammler vergisst so schnell niemand mehr: Wie ein Schatten gleitet er durch Londons Straen und verfolgt einen teuflischen Plan. Fiona Cummins' "e;Der Knochensammler - Die Ernte"e; ist ein schauderhaft genialer Thriller mit Bestseller-Format - so nervenzerfetzend wie Mo Hayders "e;Der Vogelmann"e;, so abgrundig und faszinierend wie "e;Die Chemie des Todes"e;.

Rattle

Rattle

Author: Fiona Cummins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

The No.1 Bestseller by debut author Fiona Cummins A serial killer to chill your bones A psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter. He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he's just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family's macabre museum. Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready to feed his obsession, and he is on the hunt. Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs. What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey's father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions. Set in London's Blackheath, Rattle by Fiona Cummins explores the seam of darkness that runs through us all; the struggle between light and shadow, redemption and revenge. It is a glimpse into the mind of a sinister psychopath. And it's also a story about not giving up hope when it seems that all hope is already lost.

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