I’ve been very quiet on the blogging front recently. At first it was because I was working on a new series, and I hadn’t sorted it out enough to report back. Then it was because I’d realised it might fit best with a new publisher. And finally it was because I’d found the most fantastic … More A three-book deal with @bookouture!
Summer has arrived in Cambridge and it’s perfect weather for punting, so long as you don’t mind company… There are multiple options if you’d like to take to the river, either for hiring your own punt or letting a chauffeur take the strain. Something I only became aware of recently is that the Trinity College … More The power of three – Trinity punts
For a flavour of the book, here are photos of some of its settings, and a few review quotes: “An old-style murder mystery, with lots of class.” “Ah the story of Ruby and Nate! Clare Chase is an expert at weaving together suspense and romance, the hint of tragedy in the past and of a … More A Stranger’s House – Cambridge crime
The festival is underway. We went to the launch yesterday, and took advantage of the night market in the Market Square, which was doing a roaring trade in street food. The snacks provided some much-needed warmth. It was so cold that I was tempted to use my nose to operate the camera on my phone. … More The Cambridge e-luminate festival – 10th-15th February 2017
I’m delighted that the blog tour to celebrate the paperback release of my first Cambridge mystery, A Stranger’s House, starts tomorrow. Here’s the schedule: Very many thanks to all the book bloggers who are hosting me, and to Choc Lit for organising everything! My other news is that One Dark Lie is in the Kobo … More Heading off on tour…
The weather’s closing in here in Cambridge and conditions are perfect for holing up in a pub. One of the city’s most famous is The Eagle. From my point of view, it’s significant because Nate and Ruby meet there for lunch in One Dark Lie. If pushed, I’ll also admit that it’s quite well known … More Atmospheric Cambridge – cosy up at The Eagle
I’m celebrating today as my second Cambridge mystery, One Dark Lie, is now available across all ebook platforms. It’s set in the run-up to Christmas: cue lots of snowy pics! Writing a novel can be a bit of a long, slow process, and encouragement along the way truly helps, so it seems like a … More The making of a novel – inspiration & method