Clare Mackintosh & The Last Party

Clare Mackintosh’s The Last Party is The Poisoned Pen’s British Crime Club Selection of the Month. It’s also the first in a new series. Barbara Peters, owner of the bookstore, recently welcomed Mackintosh for a virtual event and discussion of her new book. You can order copies of The Last Party through the Web Store.

Here’s the description of The Last Party.

“Wicked fun, devilishly clever, with echoes of Agatha Christie.” —Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

At midnight, one of them is dead. By morning, all of them are suspects.

It’s the party to end all parties….but not everyone is here to celebrate.

On New Year’s Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His vacation homes on Mirror Lake are a success, and he’s generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy new neighbors.

But by midnight, Rhys will be floating dead in the freezing waters of the lake.

On New Year’s Day, Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects. The tiny community is her home, so the suspects are her neighbors, friends and family—and Ffion has her own secrets to protect.

With a lie uncovered at every turn, soon the question isn’t who wanted Rhys dead…but who finally killed him.

In a village with this many secrets, murder is just the beginning.

“Brilliant, so atmospheric….I fell in love with the courageous, complicated detective Ffion Morgan and I think readers will too.” —Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The It Girl

CLARE MACKINTOSH is the multi-award-winning author of four Sunday Times bestselling novels. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and have spent a combined total of 50 weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller chart. Her most recent novel is Hostage. Mackintosh lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children. She can be found at,, or on Twitter @ClareMackint0sh.

Enjoy Clare Mackintosh’s conversation with Barbara Peters.