Fleur Hitchcock's View from my Velux

Thoughts and happenings from my part of the universe.


Published October 6th 2016

Have a look at the first few pages here:

Winner of the Leeds Book Award 9 – 11 2017

Winner of the Salford Children’s Book Award 2018

Shortlisted for the North Somerset Children’s Book Awards.

Shortlisted for the Stockport Children’s Award 2017

Shortlisted for the Berkshire Book Awards 2018

Shortlisted for the Oxfordshire Book Awards 2018

chosen for Bookbuzz 2017 

And here’s my video for the booktrust.

Also shortlisted for Best Crime Novel For Children (aged eight – 12) at Crimefest

Love Reading for Kids says:  A roller-coaster adventure packed full of action and mystery unravels at a breakneck pace after Maya takes a photo from a bus one wintery afternoon. In Maya’s photo there is a man with a gun in the middle of Oxford Street. That’s scary enough. But worse is that both he and the woman he is talking to have seen her. Instinctively, Maya knows that she is in trouble. Serioustrouble. Needing to be kept safe, she is taken deep into the Welsh countryside to stay with her relatives. But is she being followed? Fleur Hitchcock keeps her readers guessing until the very end. ~ Julia Eccleshare

And The Scotsman Fleur Hitchcock beautifully captures Maya’s sense of unreality and fear as she untangles family relationships along with the mystery.

The Editor from Nosy Crow says: “A tense, snowy drama that keeps you guessing until the very last page, this is the perfect book to curl up with in front of a roaring fire. Just don’t get snowed in…!”

Here are a few reviews from the web:

The Bookbag – Murder in Midwinter is about as good as it gets…

Book Lover Jo – Jo Clarke  Packed with tension, drama and danger this story is wonderfully compelling…

Bibliomaniac a dramatic and tense pace which is maintained throughout the whole novel.

North Somerset Teacher’s book award. This is a great thriller for those looking for a challenging read.

Serendipity Reviews: This is a perfect book for the season. Bring on the snow! Fleur Hitchcock has made me desperate for it, with this wintery, murder mystery. 

Readitdaddy: Utterly brilliant stuff

And some from children: 


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