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SJI Holliday


aka Susi Holliday

S.J.I. (Susi) Holliday grew up in East Lothian, Scotland. A life-long fan of crime and horror, her short stories have been published in various places, and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham prize. She has written three crime novels set in the fictional Scottish town of Banktoun, which are a mix of police procedural and psychological thriller.

Susi also works as a pharmaceutical statistician. She is married and lives in London, and you will find her at crime fiction events in the UK and abroad.

Genres: Mystery, Horror
   The Lingering (2018)
   Violet (2019)
SJI Holliday recommends
Before It's Too Late (2015)
(DI Will Jackman, book 1)
Jane Isaac
"A dark, tense and pacy thriller with satisfying twists. Jane Isaac knows how to write crime novels, and this one will leave you wanting more."
The Fear Within (2016)
(Lieutenant Danielle Lewis, book 2)
J S Law
"A taut, tense thriller with a fantastic female lead . . . J.S. Law is one to watch."
Those Who Lie (2017)
Diane Jeffrey
"With twists and turns that will wrong-foot you all the way, a dash of dark humour and a strong emotional punch, this is an excellent debut that more than earns its place within the genre."
Tattletale (2017)
Sarah J Naughton
"Clever, twisty and heartbreaking."
Exquisite (2017)
Sarah Stovell
"Beautifully written and perfectly twisted, I was sucked deeply into the intertwined worlds of Alice and Bo and found myself reading through my fingers, compelled yet terrified at what the outcome might be ... And that ending. Just wow. There could not be a better title for this book."
In a Cottage, in a Wood (2017)
Cass Green
"An excellent psychological thriller… your heart is always racing. I flew through it and loved every second."
Sticks and Stones (2018)
Jo Jakeman
"A darkly funny read covering an emotive topic with sensitivity and style."
Friends Like These (2018)
Sarah Alderson
"Captivating writing with just the right amount of twists and turns to keep you on your toes... Absolutely loved it!"
Call Me Star Girl (2019)
Louise Beech
"An original story and beautifully written, so atmospheric … Dark, mesmerising and utterly devastating."
What She Saw Last Night (2019)
M J Cross
"A taut, emotional thriller that rolls along at speed before derailing you several times - this is gut-punchingly good."
Thin Air (2019)
(Jessica Shaw, book 1)
Lisa Gray
"Opening with a killer premise and dragging me along for a thrilling ride, this is a cracking read and a brilliant start to a new series with a kick-ass female protagonist."
Hold Your Tongue (2019)
(DI Eve Hunter, book 1)
Deborah Masson
"Expertly paced, intriguing and with a strong emotional kick - this is a great start to a fab new detective series."
The Heatwave (2020)
Katerina Diamond
"Dark and twisted, but with sunshine and nostalgia to transport you."
The Resident (2020)
David Jackson
"I devoured this skin-crawling tale of your worst fears come true."
Call Me Mummy (2021)
Tina Baker
"Bleak but totally compelling and peppered with dark humour. Tense, twisted and totally unputdownable. Shocking and brilliant."

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