Thursday, October 21, 2010

UK publisher picks up self-published Kiwi murder mystery

Back in 2007, Nelson-based clinical psychologist and writer Jan Marsh self-published her first novel, a murder mystery called BUTTERFLY SOUP. Now in 2010 the novel has been picked up for UK publication by independent publisher Onlywomen Press, and is available for sale in Great Britain (with a new cover, right - click on the link above to see the old NZ cover).

The story in BUTTERFLY SOUP starts when Gabrielle, a soft-hearted lesbian psychologist, stumbles across the definitely dead body of a man recently out of prison. According to the blurb, "This is a thriller that's hard to put down. Soon you'll want to know why, and who, killed him.. But Gabrielle wants to find those answers herself even if she's distracted by at least one of her professional colleagues. Just how tough is soft, sexy Gabrielle?"

For those in the UK, the RRP for the new version of BUTTERFLY SOUP is £8.99, however I see that you can get it from for £8.01.

Marsh has also written several short stories and poems, and a non-fiction work, Harnessing Hope: take control of your life and master depression. You can read more about this Kiwi author at her website here.

1 comment:

  1. That's great to hear. I hope Butterfly Soup is a hti in the UK. It sounds like a great premise. I'll have to get my hands on a copy.