Welcome to the Official website of Karen Maitland
Author of medieval thrillers including The Vanishing Witch, Liars and Thieves, Falcons of Fire and Ice, The Gallows Curse and The Owl Killers.
I am delighted to share my website with you. Here you'll find my news and information about events in which I am taking part, and also links to videos in which I talk about some of the historical background to my novels and share with you a few of the things that fascinate me about medieval life.
I do hope you will enjoy exploring the mayhem and mystery of the medieval world with me. If you want to keep up to date with the latest News & Events, why not sign up to receive the quarterly newsletter? The latest one is out now!
My next full length medieval thriller THE VANISHING WITCH published by Headline Review, is OUT NOW! I will be taking part in lots of talks and events all around the country over the next three months and signing copies of the new novel. I am particularly thrilled to be giving a joint talk in the new Foyle’s Bookshop in London with the amazing writer Deborah Harkness and debut writer Katherine Clements on 8th September 7-8 pm. Please see my events pages for details of all of these events. It would be wonderful to see you at one of them and to get a chance to chat to you in person.
I have several guest blogs and e-interviews going live shortly telling you more about THE VANISHING WITCH, what inspired it and how I set about researching it. I will be posting the links on the website as they go live, but the first one is already up. So please check out the August edition of the International Thriller Writers Newsletter.
On Sunday 7th September 3-4 pm I will be signing copies of my books at Waterstones, Uxbridge. More details on the News and Events page!
A special limited edition hardback version of 'The Vanishing Witch' has been exclusively commissioned by Goldsboro.
THE VANISHING WITCH was an Apple iBook Book OF THE MONTH for August!
Details of where and when I will be speaking at different venues, including in Northern Ireland and France are in the News and Events section.
There once lived a priest who did not believe that witchcraft existed. One morning he was late rising from his bed and hurried to cross the bridge to his church. Impatiently he pushed in front of an old woman, instead of letting her go first, and in so doing caused her to fall in the mud. She cursed him ....