Summary from Goodreads
Sat on the top of a bus days before Christmas, Maya sees a couple arguing violently in the middle of a crowded Regent Street. They see her watching, she looks away, and the woman disappears. Maya goes to the police, who shrug and send her away. Then a body turns up… Now convinced she is a vital witness to a crime, the police send Maya into hiding in rural Wales. She resolves to get to the bottom of the mystery. Then the snow comes and no one can get out. But what if someone can still get in?
Ten Random Things about Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock
Murder in midwinter was originally called Midwinter Witness.
I love looking at the lights in shops at Christmas, just like my character, Maya does. I used to do window displays myself and Christmas ones were always my favourite.
When I was thinking about Murder in Midwinter I was having to visit loads of plumbing supply places in Bath. The people who worked there began to sneak into the manuscript.
There is a real Vermeer painting called “The Concert” which is estimated to be worth 200million dollars. It was stolen from an art gallery in Boston in 1998. It has not been recovered.
Two stolen Van Gogh paintings were recently recovered on a raid on a mafia house in Italy.
Maya is based on a girl I met at the Enfield book awards.
I’ve always loved horses, but I was never very good at riding them.
I have never been pony trekking, but I’d love to give it a go.
I read an awful lot of thrillers. I buy them everywhere I go; good, bad or brilliant.
Samson, a character in the book lived, died, and lived again. There were a lot of discussions about him in the publisher’s office. He’s a tough little chap.
Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock is out now, published by Nosy Crow. £6.99 paperback