Something for the weekend

'Whoa, what's that?' I hear you cry. 'What's that picture with Book News over the top of it?' Only I'm sure you expressed it so much better than I just did. Just a couple of things to take us into the weekend. The first is that I have a Kindle Countdown Deal running on my Sherlock …

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Books books books!

Today I'm talking about even more books than usual! First of all, Murder At The Playgroup is featuring in 3 book promotions this month: Best Of British and Irish - This showcases books by British and Irish authors, and you can download free excerpts and even whole stories from Instafreebie. Lots of different genres, and the promotion …

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In praise of laziness

It's been a shockingly long time since I wrote a proper blog post. Apologies, but I'm not quite sure where March and most of April went! I think the last time I mentioned my NaNoWriMo draft from November 2016, Murder At The Playgroup, was when I'd done a read-through preliminary to beginning THE EDIT (I finally …

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What happens on a Thursday? A Jar Of Thursday is half-price, that’s what!

You heard me. Starting today, A Jar Of Thursday, my Sherlock Holmes-mystery-adventure-steampunk novella, is 99c/99p or equivalent in ebook for a few days. So if you've enjoyed any of my other stuff, maybe give it a try. It's got: Time travel! Gadgets! Mysterious shadowy figures! Science! ...and much more. Check it out here (the global link leads …

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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 blog …

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Sherlock boxset Kindle Countdown Deal on Amazon.com today!

Just dropping in to say that this weekend I have a Kindle Countdown Deal running for the Sherlock boxset I've put together.  The boxset contains The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes and A Jar of Thursday, and right now it's available for 99c at Amazon.com ONLY. Click here to snap yours up: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M10QNP2. At some point this weekend the …

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Paperback Writer!

Book post is the very best kind of post - especially when it's proofs of your own paperbacks! It almost makes the agonising over typefaces, spacing, etc etc etc worthwhile. I'm delighted to report that the paperback versions of Bitesize and A Jar Of Thursday are now available on Amazon. I'm also working on an offer for my Etsy …

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Firewords, Thursday and Mirrors, oh my!

It's like buses, you wait for ages and then three come along at once! Firewords Quarterly I'm full of a cold and battling with the paperback edition of A Jar Of Thursday, but I've been cheered today by the arrival of some very fine book post courtesy of Firewords. This is issue 7, Dark/Light, and yes, it …

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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 the …

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Prepare to launch! It’s Thursday (A Jar Of)!

Is it Thursday? It is? Then it must be book launch day!  I’m delighted to be able to say that  A Jar of Thursday is now available to buy on Amazon for the introductory price of 99p/99c/€0,99, and it’s also free to read on Kindle Unlimited. Just in case you’ve managed to evade my previous mentions of …

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