Sarah Armstrong is the author of two earlier novels, The Insect Rosary and The Devil in the Snow.
Her short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies, and she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate creative writing with the Open University as well as being tutor for writing classes held here at the shop.
Sarah lives in Colchester with her husband and four children.
The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt
This thriller brilliantly evokes 1973 Moscow and a world of diplomacy and counter-espionage. Escaping failure as an undergraduate and a daughter, not to mention bleak 1970s England, Martha marries Kit – who is gay. Having a wife could keep him safe in Moscow in his diplomatic post.
As Martha tries to understand her new life and makes the wrong friends, she walks straight into an underground world of counter-espionage. Out of her depth, Martha no longer knows who can be trusted.
Sandstone Press, Hardback £12.99