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Glenda Young has a book deal with publisher Headline to write cosy crimes. The books were shortlisted with Richard Osman and Val McDermid for Best New Crime Series in the category of New Kid on the Block at the Dead Good Readers’ Awards at Harrogate Crime Festival.
Her first cosy crime Murder at the Seaview Hotel set in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough stars 12 Elvis impersonators, called Twelvis. When one of them ends up dead with his blue suede shoes stolen, hotel landlady Helen Dexter and her rescue greyhound Suki are on the case to solve the crime.
You can order Murder at the Seaview Hotel here.
The second in the series (although you can read it as a stand alone book) is Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel. It’s set again in Scarborough and stars an acting troupe who arrive to rehearse a play they hope will save a much-loved theatre. There’s a lot riding on this play. However, the leading lady is a diva, the playwright is highly strung and tensions in the troupe are high. Then one of the actors is found dead on the beach.
You can order Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel here.
The third in the series (although you can read it as a standalone book) is Foul Play at the Seaview Hotel. A murderer plays a killer game when a team of obsessive crazy golfers arrive at the Seaview Hotel to compete in a tournament. The team captain aims to win by fair means or foul… then the rival team captain is murdered.
You can order Foul Play at the Seaview Hotel here.
Glenda also writes gritty sagas set in 1919 published by Headline and has written tie-in books for ITV’s Coronation Street.
She is an award-winning short story writer and was one of six finalists in the coveted Clement & Le Frenais comedy award in 2019.
2023: Hastings Book Festival, Short Story Competition, WINNER with my story My Imaginary Friend, David Bowie
2023: Write by the Sea, Kilmore Quay Short Story Competition, shortlisted.
2023: Bath Short Story Award, longlisted.
2022: Shortlisted in the Dead Good Reader Awards 2022, in the ‘New Kid on the Block’ category for Best New Crime Series at Harrogate Crime Festival.
2020: Winner, Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition with my story The Fan Club Man
2019: One of six finalists in the Sketch for Sammy / Clement & Le Frenais Comedy Award with my comedy sketch The Interview. Sketch performed at The Exchange Theatre in North Shields.
2018: One of 16 winners in short story competition organized by Fahrenheit Press. My story The Canary Islands Crime Boss published in crime anthology Noirville: Tales from the Dark Side
2018: One of 10 winners in the Ryedale Book Festival for my dystopian short story The Wall and published in 10 Short Stories anthology
2018: One of 16 winners in the Olga Sinclair Short Story Competition (organised by Norwich Writers Circle) with my suspense short story The Caller and published in anthology Strangers
2017: Winner of Judge’s prize in The Word South Shields True Stories writing competition for my short story The Window Cleaner. Judged by Michael Caplin, TV screenwriter.
2017: Won 2nd prize in Writing West Midlands’ Aurora Prize for my short murder story All the Young Dudes.
Books by Glenda Young
Foul Play at the Seaview Hotel
Murder at the Seaview Hotel
Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel
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