Watch out! A Fete Worse Than Death is coming your way!

Eek! I pushed the button and A Fete Worse Than Death is now available to pre-order, with a launch date of May 1st!  See the book on Amazon A Fete Worse Than Death is the third book in the Pippa Parker Mysteries series, and my tenth to date (!!!). As I'm feeling celebratory, I'm offering …

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Cover reveal! Coming (fairly) soon – A Fete Worse Than Death!

Ready to see what the third Pippa Parker mystery looks like? On the count of three... One... Two... Wait for iiiiiit... Ta-daaaaah! I've been wanting to post this cover for a while, but I resolved not to until I'd sent the book out to beta readers. However, as I finally packed A Fete Worse Than …

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It’s a Kindle Countdown Deal! Murder At The Playgroup goes on sale today

Ah, Easter. Flowers springing everywhere, chocolate cravings satisfied, and new beginnings. of course, What could be more appropriate for Easter than the tale of a heavily-pregnant heroine moving to a quaint English village and investigating a murder? OK, maybe I'm stretching it a bit, but if you're in the US or UK then the first book in …

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Egg Hunt 2018: The Quest for the Dragon’s Hoard

Hello all! A bit close to the wire this year (too many books to read and edit) but here is Egg Hunt 2018: The Quest for the Dragon's Hoard. This year there are fewer clues, but participants get a purse of chocolate coins (or mini eggs would work as currency), and also object cards to …

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Lightning in a bottle: trilogy draft complete

We've done it! Oh gosh, we've done it. That pretty much sums up how I feel. Paula Harmon is currently writing the last chapter of book 3 of our co-written Victorian mystery trilogy (edit: she's done it now), and I don't know whether to laugh or cry. We knew it was coming, of course. Ever …

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Cozy mystery sale today!

Just a quick note to say that if you're a fan of cozy mystery, there's an ebook sale on today! Lots of us have got together to offer our books for 99c/99p or even, in some cases, free. Why not stop by and see what takes your fancy? It's a great opportunity to discover new …

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It must be love! Murder in the Choir’s on sale till Sunday

Just a quick heads-up that if you shop at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk, Murder in the Choir is just 99c/99p in ebook until Sunday night. As always, it's free to read for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Here's the global link to the book at your local Amazon store: myBook.to/Choir Oh, and did I mention that the book's now also …

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Finding the Plot – Venturing Out part two

And here’s Paula’s take on the process!

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What an experience my first writing collaboration has been.

We started on 19th January thinking we’d be finished by the end of March but we got carried away and the last words of just under 54k were written yesterday (10th February) at 5pm.

‘The Case of the Black Tulips’ (still a working title) is now closed. The protagonists are having a day off in the sun. Liz Hedgecock and I are putting our feet up having toasted each other in a virtual sense from opposite ends of the country.

We started with a series of messages and a woolly idea. I sent Liz a photograph of some notes I’d scribbled on the back of something else (see scrawl below) and she still wanted to continue. We both work on the ‘write first, research as you go along’ principle which meant that periodically one of us would disappear down a research…

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