Susi Holliday

Susi Holliday grew up near Edinburgh and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years before she started writing. A life-long fan of crime and horror, her short stories have been published in various places, and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham Prize. She is the acclaimed author of nine novels and a novella. The film adaptation of her Trans-Siberian set psychological thriller Violet is currently in development, to be directed by Lena Headey. As well as working, reading, writing, walking and drinking tea, Susi provides mentoring for new crime writers via

London (Greater London)

Philip Patterson
Marjacq Scripts Ltd

Crime/Mystery/Thriller Novels:

Writing as SJI Holliday:

  • Black Wood (2015)

  • Willow Walk (2016)

  • The Damselfly (2017)

  • The Lingering (2018)

  • Violet (2019)

  • Mr Sandman (2019) - novella

  • Numerous short story anthologies (2013-present)

Writing as Susi Holliday

  • The Deaths of December (2017)

  • The Last Resort (2020)

  • Substitute (2021)

  • The Hike (August 2022)

Script Consultancy

  • Violet - optioned by DA Films (in development)

Books, Film, Short story