Would smell as ……

I’m an international criminal in France. Changing first names is not allowed except in very strict circumstances so if you are born James Poobum, you stay James Poobum until you die. That’s why we are so iffy about first names being recognisable. There is a list in the Town Hall so forget about calling your … More Would smell as ……

Don’t Hang About

  Our lovely publishers, Crooked Cat,  are launching a new mystery today. It is The Hanging Murders by Rex Carothers. It sounds a fascinating thriller and I grabbed a copy straight away. Here is the blurb…. Between 1932 and 1942, five unidentified white males between 25 and 45 were murdered in gruesome circumstances known as … More Don’t Hang About

News from home

I’m writing this by way of re-assurance as some of my on-line friends are worrying about me. Please don’t – I never do. What happened? Well I had a cardiac “incident” which was a bit sudden and scary. I ended up in hospital in Besançon for five  and my heart stopped seven times but they … More News from home

Pay Attention, please.

My latest novel, Attention to Death, has been gathering very good reviews from intelligent readers who took notice of the blurb and understood that the two investigators were gay. I am thrilled and grateful that people with some brains have found it worth Five Stars. It makes up for the bigots who demanded free copies … More Pay Attention, please.


Genre: Cosy Crime/Women’s Contemporary Fiction and Historical Crime Release Date: December 1st and January 31st Publisher: Accent Press The world of running is completely alien to Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe, but when Libby’s son Adam and Fran’s stepdaughter Sophie join the Nethergate Harriers, they have to take an interest. And when one … More MURDER ON THE RUN BY LESLEY COOKMAN