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Anna Mazzola

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Anna Mazzola is a writer of historical crime fiction. Her debut novel, The Unseeing, won an Edgar Award in the US and was nominated for the Historical Writers Association Debut Crown in the UK. The Times called it 'sizzling'. The Mirror described it as 'a brilliant debut.’

Her second novel, a dark fairy tale about a collector of folklore and missing girls on the Isle of Skye, will be published by Headline in July.

Anna studied English at Pembroke College, Oxford, before accidentally becoming a criminal justice solicitor. She lives in Camberwell, London, with two small children, two cats and one husband.

She loves to hear from readers, so do get in touch on Goodreads or on social media.

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I've transplanted the story to the Isle of Skye and turned it into something completely different: the tale of a collector of folklore who learns that a young girl has disappeared. (less)
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I'm delighted and stunned that my debut, The Unseeing, won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original at the awards ceremony in New York last night. So wish I'd been there!

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I wasn't at first sure about the premise of the book, but it was executed brilliantly. I particularly enjoyed the details of the servants' everyday lives, which gives us a glimpse of the history that's missing from the history books. Wonderful.
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An astonishing book. Brutal and beautiful. As with all the best books, I felt slightly changed at the end of it. As though I'd learnt something.
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“She is very clever, your Miss Gale. She knows what to say to convince a man and she has evidently worked her sorcery on you. I assume she has manufactured a story to make you sympathize with her. Stories, Mr. Fleetwood, are dangerous things." He pointed to the walls around them. "That is precisely why we ensure that there are no stories here: no novels, no fiction. Only clinical texts, religious tracts, and, of course, the Bible.”
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