#EscapeWithABook Week 2: The Case of the Black Tulips

Hi there, It's Week 2 of #EscapeWithABook, in which I run a discount on a different ebook every week (well, until I run out of books). Each book will be 99p/99c (UK/US only, because of how Amazon run their discount system). In addition, almost all my books are in Kindle Unlimited, so if you are a …

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#EscapeWithABook Week 1: A House of Mirrors

Hello there, and I hope you're well. Things are odd, and no mistake. I hope you're all keeping well, and managing in this strange new world of ours. At the moment, I'm doing my best to keep busy, to stop myself from constant news-checking and clicking on unhelpful stuff, and I imagine many of you are …

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When one of your characters sneaks off and does an interview without you…

The first I heard about this was when Matt Ferraz, a fellow mystery author, contacted me: 'Did you know they've been talking?' 'Who's been talking?' As it turns out, my amateur sleuth Pippa Parker popped round to Matt's sleuth Grandma Bertha for a cup of tea (or maybe something stronger), and this interview was the …

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Prepare to launch! Maisie Frobisher is Off the Map…

She's back! And this time, Maisie may or may not be riding an elephant... Maisie Frobisher has arrived in India - in Mumbai to be precise, or Bombay as it was in the 1890s - and she'll get quite a culture shock when she steps off the boat... I'm delighted to launch Maisie book 2 …

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The End, again

In this episode, three The Ends which aren't, really. On Wednesday I finally got my butt in gear and ran 5K (with much complaining). I'd got to about week 7 of Couch to 5K, and had stuck there for ages. I had gone out running, but with a friend, and not following the programme. So …

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Have your say in my 2020 reader survey – and maybe win a paperback!

I did a reader survey last year and it was so helpful that I'm doing it again! I've put together a short (9-question) survey on SurveyMonkey. It's mainly multiple-choice, and its purpose is to learn more about my readers and people who interact with me on my author social media. I'll take the responses and use …

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New year, same goals…

At least I'm getting in with the new year's goals post quicker than I did last year! I won't get into whether it's a new decade or not because people will start squabbling, so let's move along. Here's a recap of last year's goals: Work smarter, not harder  Try some new things  Get fitter  2019 …

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