On unreliable narrators and alternative worlds

We finally got round to watching Cruella last weekend. We had thought of seeing the film when it first came out and paying for priority access, but I had suggested that we wait, since I wasn’t sure whether we’d like it. As it turns out, we really enjoyed it. When I looked on Wikipanion later,Continue reading “On unreliable narrators and alternative worlds”

The game is afoot! A new Sherlock anthology

I’ve been waiting to post about this until the ebook version is out, and now I can! The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Volume XIV, is out in ebook, paperback, and hardback, and I have a story in it! I was rather chuffed to receive a hardback contributor copy in the post a few weeksContinue reading “The game is afoot! A new Sherlock anthology”

Going the other way round

I am currently on a walk, and dictating into my phone. (Well, not now, I’m at a computer turning my ramblings into something vaguely coherent, but anyway). What is special about this walk, you might ask. Nothing particular. It’s a walk I often take, which involves going down a back road onto a track betweenContinue reading “Going the other way round”

Double launch day – a cabinet and a trio!

Today is launch day for not one but TWO books! OK, I’m cheating slightly because one is a box set/omnibus edition, but hey. Here are the books in question! Hopefully you can tell from the covers that they’re kind of related. 😉 Both are from my most traditional and probably darkest Sherlock Holmes series, Halloween Sherlock.Continue reading “Double launch day – a cabinet and a trio!”

The Case of the Bechdel Test: women and Sherlock Holmes

This is a blog post I’ve been meaning to write for a while. I haven’t exactly been avoiding it. It’s more that, well, I had a book on Kindle Scout, and then there was NaNoWriMo to do, and a book to launch, etc etc… Anyway, a couple of days ago I was reposting a blogContinue reading “The Case of the Bechdel Test: women and Sherlock Holmes”

Sneak preview! Chapter 1 of A House Of Mirrors

Ever wondered what Mrs Hudson’s first meeting with Sherlock Holmes was like? Here’s my version…hope you enjoy it! NB While what’s below is in web format, the book is formatted with indented paragraphs and no spaces between 😉 CHAPTER 1 221B Baker Street, 4th January 1881 When would he come? I checked my watch forContinue reading “Sneak preview! Chapter 1 of A House Of Mirrors”

It’s A House Of Mirrors launch day!

I’m very proud to say that my first novel, A House Of Mirrors, is available to buy as an ebook on Amazon, and free to read for Kindle Unlimited subscribers! I’m planning to get the paperback out before Christmas, too 😉 It feels like a very long journey from November 1, 2015, when I sat down at the computerContinue reading “It’s A House Of Mirrors launch day!”

Sherlock Rules

Of course! But in this case I’m referring to a very interesting afterword I read fairly recently. It’s from Anthony Horowitz’s Sherlock Holmes novel The House of Silk, which is endorsed by the Conan Doyle estate, and in it Horowitz talks about ten rules which he set himself, in order to stay true to theContinue reading “Sherlock Rules”