(Non-procedural) crime fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction novels.
Three month mentoring.
Emma Flint is the author of Little Deaths, which was published in the UK (Picador) and the US / Canada (Hachette) in January 2017. Little Deaths was longlisted for the Women’s Prize, the Desmond Elliot Prize and the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, and has sold in translation to publishers in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Romania and Turkey.
Emma is represented by Jo Unwin, and is currently working on her second novel. She is particularly interested in literary / historical crime, in feminist fiction, and in novels based on true events.
Haunting, intoxicating and heart-poundingly suspenseful, Little Deaths is a gripping novel about love, morality and obsession, exploring the capacity for good and evil within us all.
It's the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery.
Noting Ruth's perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, the detectives leap to convenient conclusions, fuelled by neighbourhood gossip and speculation. Sent to cover the case on his first major assignment, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can't help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the darker workings of the police and the press. Soon, Pete begins to doubt everything he thought he knew.
Ruth Malone is enthralling, challenging and secretive – is she really capable of murder?
'Steaming with the heat of a New York July, Little Deaths is redolent of 60s noir' – The Observer (Thriller of the month)
'…a subtle portrait of a woman in extremis, and of the men who judge her' – The Times Literary Supplement
'Emma Flint’s Little Deaths convinces as a meticulously detailed period piece, a searching exploration of sexual hypocrisy and a twisty and enthralling murder mystery…It’s an absorbing, seductive read: I absolutely loved it' - The Irish Times
Read more about Emma's debut novel Little Deaths here >>
The Riff Raff Podcast with Emma Flint