Welcome to the back garden this morning where I am listening in to a conversation between Angela Wren and her lead character Jacques Foret Thanks for inviting me to your blog today.You’re both very welcome so please dig into the fresh coffee and pastries from the local baker. I’ve brought my lead character, Jacques Forêt, … More Merle (yes it’s an L not a D!)
Hello Friends, it’s that time again when I do my “What I did on my holidays” essay. This was a belter in so many ways, not all of them good. The itinerary was changed at the last minute due to Badger realising he is going to be 80 years old soon & may not be … More The Good, The Bad and one WTF????
BY LINDA MACDONALD Genre: Adult contemporary fiction; Domestic Noir Release Date: 28th May 2017 Publisher: Matador – An imprint of Troubador Publishing The Man in the Needlecord Jacket follows the story of two women who are each struggling to let go of a long-term destructive partnership. Felicity is reluctant to detach from her estranged archaeologist … More THE MAN IN THE NEEDLECORD JACKET
Following the latest terrorist attacks in London I am moved to offer some advice. Firstly, read this article Some of us have had the good fortune to be trained and our minds are on automatic. If someone is out to kill me, I’m going to make it as difficult and uncomfortable as possible. The … More When “nice” stops.
Coming in on the magic carpet today is my new Crooked Cat Colleague and pal Eli Carros who has a new release on 21st June Hop on down and don’t mind Lily barking, she’s only saying hello. Feel free to ignore or fuss her as you feel comfy. Pets Lily behind the ears and hops … More The Watcher Watched – Eli Carros
Back in the Old Country I’m delighted to do this interview today because my good friend and fellow-Crooked Cat author Jennifer Wilson has invited me to meet her in Edinburgh, which is where my mother’s family come from. I put Lily-dog’s warm coat on and bundled myself in a load of hand-knits and we took … More Kindred Spirits: Royal Mile
You thought you had lost it but Shaman’s Drum is back on the market for six moths only. From 1st June it will be available in Kindle form for only 99p or cents as a special re-introductory offer. WHAT? A mixed genre book which can be read as a stand-alone or as the sequel to … More BACK FOR A LIMITED TIME
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 ……
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
Genre: Contemporary Fiction (Jodi Picoult meets Clare Makintosh) Release Date: 14th May 2017 Publisher: Parker Press Publishing Lauren is locked in a cell. She knows she shouldn’t be there. When Lauren and Rick are left an allotment they embark on a lifestyle change that is supposed to bring their step-family closer together. They embrace … More THE OTHER SIDE BY KAYLOR WARD