Olga Wojtas is an unconventional writer of postmodern crime fiction whose surrealist humour has been compared to the likes of PG Wodehouse, Jasper Fforde and the Marx Brothers.
A journalist for more than 30 years, she was Scottish editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement before she began adding creative writing to her portfolio. She lives in Edinburgh, where she attended James Gillespie’s High School. It was the model for Marcia Blaine School for Girls, which appears in Muriel Spark’s “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie“, the novel that inspired the “Miss Blaine’s Prefect” series. Olga also writes the “Bunburry” cosy crime e-series under the name Helena Marchmont.
Praise for Olga Wojtas
“A hefty dose of Jane Austen stylings and Stella Gibbons satirical wit.” Scotsman
“I loved this book. Shona is a unique sleuth whose mission made for most entertaining reading.” Alex Gray
“Knowing, original and very funny … that rare thing, a successfully comic crime novel.” Simon Brett
“A thrilling and fast-paced tale of time-travel, murder, mayhem, matchmaking and manners … written with verve, lightness of touch and joie de vivre … unadulterated fun.” Alistair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae
“Laugh-out-loud funny and a real charmer of a book … a dazzling array of characters that truly come to life in this outrageous and irresistible comedy.” Live and Deadly
“Audacious witty and fun.” Alastair Mabbott, Herald
‘Effortlessly blends together a number of genres Smart, funny and all-round good company, wherever Shona goes, readers will eagerly follow.’ Rhona Shennan, Scotsman
‘I couldn’t wait to be reunited with this character. I utterly love her company. So funny, so brisk, and above all, so well educated! More, more, more, please’. Lynne Truss
Writing as Helena Marchmont
Published by Bastei Luebbe. Audible audiobooks narrated by Nathanial Parker.