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Upcoming events

Posted on May 14, 2019
This year, Lowdham is celebrating the 20th year of its wonderful Book Festival and I am delighted to say they have invited me to be one of their guest speakers. I have been a guest of the Lowdham festival several times, since my first novel, ‘Company of Liars’, was published and I am thrilled to be returning again to talk about my latest medieval thriller, ‘A Gathering of Ghosts.’


Karen Maitland’s Interview with Audible

Posted on June 8, 2017
Karen recently visited Audible to talk about THE PLAGUE CHARMER. Listen in here!


Free Download: The Dangerous Art of Alchemy

Posted on August 25, 2015
A free e-short which unveils the dark historical context to Karen’s new novel, The Raven’s Head. Alchemy. The word conjures up images of magic, mystery and dark dungeons full of bubbling potions, with shadowy figures poring over ancient manuscripts in pursui of the secret formula that will allow them to turn base metal into pure gold. And, for centuries, this image of alchemy was not far from the truth… Take science and politics. Mix with desire and desperation. Leave to intensify. And you shall have the legendary world of the medieval alchemists, expertly drawn by the Queen of the Dark Ages. *Includes real recipes devised by medieval alchemists