16 augustus 2022


Op 16 augustus verschijnen drie spannende novelles in de domestic noir-reeks Home Sweet Home exclusief als e-book en luisterboek bij uitgeverij Volt (Singel Uitgeverijen):  Een woord te veel - Kinderen eerst Het huis aan de overkant. Te koop via de online kanalen.


22 april 2022

Longlist CWA Dagger for Crime Fiction in Translation

Fantastisch nieuws! The Scorpion's Head (vertaling: Laura Watkinson) staat op de longlist van de prestigieuze Dagger for Crime Fiction in Translation van de Crime Writers' Association (CWA). Great news! The Scorpion's Head (translator: Laura Watkinson) is longlisted for the Dagger for Crime Fiction in Translation, from the CWA (Crime Writers' Association). https://thecwa.co.uk/awards-and-competitions


20 januari

Lid Adviescommissie Proza

Vanaf januari 2022 ben ik lid van de Adviescommissie Proza van Literatuur Vlaanderen. Deze commissie bereidt adviezen voor van subsidieaanvragen voor werkbeurzen voor auteurs. Daarnaast wordt de adviescommissie ook nauw betrokken bij de promotie van Vlaamse literatuur en auteurs in het internationale veld. https://www.literatuurvlaanderen.be/


19 januari 2022

Arabische rechten verkocht

Nog meer vertalingsnieuws! De Arabische rechten van Scorpio/The Scorpion's Head zijn verkocht aan uitgeverij Al-Arabi. https://www.hln.be/torhout


26 november 2021

Review by Maxim Jakubowski

"A rare but welcome appearance of a contemporary Flemish mystery novel in translation (a sterling job by Laura Watkinson) again ably demonstrates that crime has no frontiers and neither do sleuths. (...) The scene is set for a race in overdrive that takes the conflicted characters through the Paris catacombs, Germany, the forests of rural Poland and Tuscany without ever faltering and becomes a compelling psychological page-turner and action-full yarn of great efficiency. More Vandermeeren, please." Maxim Jakubowski, Chair of the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) https://www.crimetime.co.uk


26 november 2021

Chosen by reviewers

"Our reviewers choose the best books to fill your family’s stockings: THE SCORPION’S HEAD A contract killer with a conscience, a distraught mother suspected of trying to harm her son and a delicious Bond-style mastermind called Dolores Bartosz are the key characters in this dark, twisty tale.

Exactly who is guilty of what isn’t clear until the very last page. It’s written by a psychologist who is also a truly gifted storyteller. Worth reading for the character of Dolores alone. " Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk



8 november 2021

Review Financial Times

Great review in the Financial Times "Crime writer Hilde Vandermeeren weaves a smart tale, switching between Gaelle, who wakes up in a psychiatric hospital in Berlin, and Michael, a hitman working for the sinister Scorpio organisation who was supposed to murder her. Even assassins sometimes have a heart, but that flash of conscience can exact a high cost, as Michael soon learns."  https://www.ft.com/content


1 november 2021

Nice review by Anne Cater

"This is classic crime at its very best, with a plot that takes the reader on a twisted journey and characters who are both enigmatic and compelling." (by Anne Cater: judge for the CWA Dagger Awards and reviewer for the Daily Express) https://randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com/


22 oktober 2022

Vermelding De Morgen

Artikel in de Morgen: "Thrillerauteur Hilde Vandermeeren vangt lof in Britse pers." https://www.demorgen.be/tv-cultuur


22 oktober 2021

Review Daily Mail

Another great review! "Hilde Vandermeeren, who also happens to be a trained psychologist, has produced a small masterpiece packed with tension, menace and truly original characters. Everything in the story bears the hallmark of first-class writing, from vivid cinematic scenes to gritty plot." https://www.dailymail.co.uk