About the author
Frances di Plino is the pseudonym of columnist, editor, non-fiction author and writing tutor, Lorraine Mace. Writing as Frances di Plino gives her the opportunity to allow the dark side of her personality to surface and take control.
As Lorraine Mace, she is a gentler creature, being humour columnist for Writing Magazine and a deputy editor of Words with JAM. She writes fiction for the women’s magazine market, features and photo-features for monthly glossy magazines and is a writing competition judge for Writers’ Forum.
Winner of a Petra Kenney International Poetry Award, she has won and been placed in numerous creative writing and poetry competitions. From the other side of the writing fence, she runs the international flash fiction and humour verse competitions at Flash 500.
She is a fiction and non-fiction tutor for the Writers Bureau, and is the author of the Writers Bureau course, Marketing Your Book. She is also co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam of The Writer's ABC Checklist (Accent Press).
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Frances di Plino's Crime and Thriller Reviews
Bad Moon Rising is a dark psychological thriller.Brought up believing sex with the living is the devil’s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victims’ souls. Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his. A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption.Detective Inspector Paolo Storey is out to stop him, but Paolo has problems of his own. Hunting down the killer as the death toll rises, the lines soon blur between Paolo’s personal and professional lives.
Praise for Bad Moon Rising
"I loved this tense, fast-paced and gripping novel. A brilliant debut." Amanda Hodgkinson — New York Times Bestselling author of 22 Britannia Road
“Di Plino has created a complex, very human detective in Inspector Paolo Storey, and as the curtain falls on his first case, his audience is left hoping it won’t be the last.”Jo Reed — Author of the Blood Dancer series of novels
“... it reminded me of the best of Cracker and Prime Suspect stuffed together to make a truly thrilling novel.”JudgingCovers — Book Reviews
“This tight thriller takes many twists and turns ...” Read full review by Crime Writers