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.
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Aly Monroe Blogspot
In Good Company ....
Last week, I left my desk and went to London to be interviewed for a documentary for BBC ARTS about the rules and conventions of the spy novel. More...
When in the process of writing a book, like a lot of other authors, I don’t normally read very much. But when I’ve sent one off to my agent, as I have just done, I do read. I have a pile of books I’m looking forward to over the Christmas holidays. More...
Post Bouchercon - Raleigh 2015
Back home after my trip to Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina. More...
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Q&A with Aly about Black Bear
> Read the first chapter of Black Bear
Published 9 May 2013-02-24
Sue Lord, Shots Magazine
“the writing is superb ..... I was strangely gripped and could not put it down ... I shall now read the other three.”
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.”
“Atmospheric, engrossing and intelligently written, Black Bear tantalises from the very first page until its conclusion.”
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.”
“an excellent book .....has inspired me to go back and read the first Peter Cotton story, The Maze of Cadiz”
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2012 CWA Historical Dagger Winner
& A for Icelight
> Extract from Icelight
‘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