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Eva Cserhati

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I am a Hungarian-British crime writer and literary translator resident in Shrewsbury.

I write upmarket literary crime fiction with a strong sense of place and historical background. My aim is to give voice to the silenced ‘herstory’ of women during state socialism.  So far, I have published a stand alone and three volumes of my crime series to glowing reviews in Hungary.

The main concept of the HAND-series is that while the crime happens in a contemporary Hungarian setting from 2015 on, the investigation leads back to a certain historical period of communism and state socialism between 1948 and the early 1990s. Each volume takes on a different subgenre (serial killer, closed circle mystery and train mystery, respectively) and explores some lesser known part of the history of Central-East Europe (the arrival of Greek refugee children to socialist countries in 1948-1949, the abortion politics in the region and the secret life of illegal female orders during the oppression of the Catholic Church).

Apart from writing I do literary translation, editing and projectmanagement in the field of publishing. I teach creative writing and run my own workshops.


Message in a Bottle (2016, Gabo, Budapest – stand alone)

HAND series

The Mermaid’s Secret – Book 1 (2019, Prae, Budapest)

Escape Room – Book 2 (2021, Athenaeum, Budapest)

Pilgrimage to Death – Book 3 (2021, Athenaeum, Budapest)

Books by Eva Cserhati

  • Pilgrimage to Death – HAND series Book 3 Pilgrimage to Death – HAND series Book 3
  • Escape Room – HAND series Book 2 Escape Room – HAND series Book 2
  • The Mermaid’s Secret – HAND series Book 1 The Mermaid’s Secret – HAND series Book 1
  • Message in the Bottle Message in the Bottle

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