Holiday mystery reads

There's nothing like getting into a good mystery when you're sitting by the pool - or alternatively trying to escape from the demands of your children (guess who's just put all the school dates in their calendar? Wishful thinking). So I'm very happy to share a selection of mysteries and thrillers which are all available …

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Run VT! Making a simple book trailer

It's been ages since I wrote a how-to post - although this one is more of a how-I-did, and not necessarily a how-you-should post. So, I'd been thinking about making a fairly simple trailer to introduce The Case of the Black Tulips, the first book in the Caster & Fleet mystery series I've been co-writing with …

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Bargain time! Dog days, sleuthing sales, and a runaway discount on Runaway Client!

Having wished fervently for rain for what feels like weeks, I'm bored with it already. Never mind, the rain is a great excuse to stay in and read. And as it happens, if you WERE looking for mystery bargains... I have some for you! But the sales end today so you'll have to be quick! …

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Katherine and Connie are back: The Case of the Runaway Client!

Watch out world, here comes book 2! Just over a month since The Case of the Black Tulips came out, here is the sequel, The Case of the Runaway Client. So if you enjoyed Katherine and Connie's first case, you can now catch up with their next adventure. And this time we've even managed to get the …

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Some Daughters (in-law) Do ‘ave ’em

My co-author’s been up to something!

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I have been very lucky with my mother-in-law. She treats me exactly like the daughter she wanted but never had, loving me, spoiling me, supporting me and periodically telling me to shut up when I’m talking nonsense.

One of her best attributes is that she never ever criticises the abysmal state of my house-wifery and says as long as I provide her with lovely home-cooked meals when she visits and she has a comfortable bed to sleep in and a book or three to read, a glass of wine and some lively conversation, she is never going to complain about anything as irrelevant as dust.  I happily manage my side of the bargain.

She quite appreciates, I think, the fact that after all years living in a male dominated home, she now has an ally. In general, she’s happy to gang up on her own son in my defence, although…

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Never mind Prime Day – freebies for EVERYONE!

Apparently today is Prime Day on Amazon - I've lost count of the number of emails I've had about it! But why should just Amazon Prime members get all the perks? I've made 2 of my ebooks FREE to download today (Monday 16) and tomorrow (Tuesday 17). Read on to get yours! The Secret Notebook …

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Summer mystery reads

Morning! The sun's shining (again) and I've just sent The Case of the Runaway Client, book 2 of the Caster & Fleet series I'm writing with Paula Harmon, off for proofreading. So it must be time to blog! It's a quick one today. If you're lazing around and wondering what to read next, why not take a look …

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A Fete Worse Than Death at a bargain price!

I'm celebrating getting a few things done at the moment: The Case of the Black Tulips, my co-written Victorian mystery with Paula Harmon, is doing really well - and we've just published the paperback! We're finishing off the edits for its sequel, The Case of the Runaway Client I've just finished the draft of Pippa Parker …

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Headstrong heroines and hansom cabs: it’s The Case of the Black Tulips!

It's finally happened - The Case of the Black Tulips is now LIVE on Amazon! And for its first week in the world, you can buy it for just 99c/99p (or it's available to read in Kindle Unlimited). See the book on Amazon When I say 'finally', though, Paula Harmon and I only wrote the draft in January, so …

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Cozy Mystery Book Fair!

Q: What's nicer to bring back from the fair than a massive cuddly toy which you'll never find a home for? A: Loads of cozy mysteries to read for no extra charge! And if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can do just that. Lots of cozies, all in KU, and my first in series, …

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