There are all sorts of things that go with having a new novel out. Making a book trailer is an optional extra, but it’s a lot of fun, so I’ve put one together for A Stranger’s House. (I had a little help from the rest of the family when it came to the night-time photography … More Playing with Windows Movie Maker (again)
So, it’s been an eventful time since I last wrote a blog post. My new novel, A Stranger’s House, is now up for pre-order on Amazon, and ready for reviewers to download from NetGalley. Even though the build-up to this moment can be measured in years, rather than months (once you factor in all the … More Death by Choc Lit, anyone?
One of the things I didn’t expect when I came to live in the Cambridge, is the cattle that roam on several of the commons in the city. It shouldn’t have taken me by surprise. Apparently locals have been using common land to graze their animals since at least the 12th century. I love the … More A Cambridge A – Z – Cattle on the Commons
Bonfire Night in Cambridge is celebrated by huge numbers of residents at an event on Midsummer Common. The display contains so much build up, and such a sustained crescendo that the oohs and ahs have nowhere to go by the end. After that, the vast bonfire is lit, and that’s pretty awe inspiring in itself. … More A Cambridge A – Z – Bonfire Night (and inspiration for crime fiction)
Later this year, my second novel’s due to be published. The action takes place in Cambridge, and it has a new set of characters. Meanwhile, I’ve written a follow-up novella to You Think You Know Me (set in London once again) and also a second book in the Cambridge series. Both strands have something in … More The London and Cambridge mysteries
I haven’t blogged about my home city for a while, but it’s a constant source of writing inspiration, and I’m excited that my first Cambridge mystery is due out in December. One of the things I love about the place is its annual events and traditions, both town and gown related. They mark the passing … More A Cambridge A to Z – Arrivals
I realise quite a lot has happened since I last posted. My debut novel, You Think You Know Me, came out in paperback on 7th September. Very many thanks are due to Choc Lit for their amazing support and all the promo they organised around the date. I was delighted that the book was picked … More Did I miss September?