In celebration of my upcoming Cambridge crime series with Bookouture, I’m offering giveaways during both April and May. One winner per month, chosen at random, will receive a signed paperback of one of my previous murder mysteries, A Stranger’s House, together with some lovely Cambridge Imprint stationery*, straight from the city’s famous bookshop, Heffers. All subscribers to my … More Bookish news: Free downloads and a double Cambridge giveaway…
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
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
On Tuesday, the lovely Karen Mace hosted the cover reveal for One Dark Lie on her blog, Books and Me, which means I’m now allowed to share it here too. As ever, I feel that ace designer, Berni Stevens, has done a fantastic job. (And I love the fact that she’s managed to include a … More Book update: One Dark Lie – cover reveal and book blurb
In the last week, publication of book number three has jumped a step closer. The title – One Dark Lie – has been confirmed, and I’ve also seen some cover designs. I’m itching to share them – I love each of the options – but I’m not allowed to until things are finalised! The novel … More Book update: One Dark Lie – one step closer #crimefiction
Today marks my publisher, Choc Lit’s, seventh birthday. Of course, I’m keen to mark the occasion – and it’s important to stay on theme. This makes me very happy! Choc Lit is celebrating on Twitter, Facebook and its blog, posting giveways and birthday-themed short stories throughout the day. For me, it’s a chance to say … More 7 today! Happy birthday Choc Lit!