Welcome to my website!
Here you will find a Q & A for each book, extracts to read and a comprehensive collection of reviews. On the 'Beyond the Books' page you can learn something of the background and backstory of Peter Cotton.
If you have anything you would like to ask me, you can get in touch via the contact email on this website.
I hope you enjoy browsing!
Aly Monroe Blogspot
History and Story
To celebrate History Writing Month in Edinburgh, fellow writer Andrew Williams and myself have gathered together some of the most interesting and respected writers of historical fiction today to present a thought-provoking series of events. More...
Time to read
Quiet Versus Life – Or Perhaps PR
I have been remiss about posting blogs recently. There are two main reasons. First, I’ve been working on Peter Cotton #5 – which actually continues straight on from Black Bear and is to be called ‘Needle Bearer’. More...
Declan Burke, The Irish Times
“abducted and injected with “at least three truth-drugs” ..... Cotton’s covert observation of his own personality as he slowly, painfully, returns to himself. .... gorgeous prose ..... a delicately nuanced character study.”
Norman Price, Eurocrime
“a tense atmospheric narrative ... writes with such style and cleverness that her sub-plots ... are almost Austen like ... abounds with intriguing characters ... skilfully draws the reader into the story ... a fine addition to a series which has got me hooked.”
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2012 CWA Historical Dagger Winner
‘The Peter Cotton series is proving to be absolutely unmissable ... Monroe ably conjures up a world of murder and double dealing in prose that is more finely judged than is to be found in most genre fiction.’ Barry Forshaw, the Good Book Guide.
“commercial writing’s rarest beast – a gloriously defiant individualist.’ Jeremy Jehu, The Telegraph. More reviews
& A for Washington Shadow
Available from Amazon,Waterstones
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> Extract from Washington Shadow
Maze of Cadiz
& A for The Maze of Cadiz
Available from Amazon UK, Amazon
Canada, Waterstones, and Goldsboro.
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> Extract from The Maze of Cadiz