I’m now on Booksprout! Come and find me for an ARC of Halloween Sherlock

What does that mean, I hear you ask? Well, Booksprout is an Advanced Review Copy (ARC) managing service, and as I'm not very good at managing ARCs, I thought using a system to keep track of them would be a great idea. So if you like the idea of joining my ARC team and getting …

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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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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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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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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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A big 12 Days thank you!

Back in May 2017, I joined 12 other writers to take part in a charity Christmas anthology, 12 Days of Christmas, with all profits going to the child literacy charity The Book Bus. The premise was 12 stories, each themed according to the carol 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. The anthology was the brainchild of the …

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Free Fog Friday!

No, not a free frog, I don't have any of those. The ebook of Sherlock Holmes and the Deathly Fog, however, one of my Halloween Sherlock novelettes, is free on all Amazon stores today! Here's the blurb: Who can fight a deathly fog? Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are summoned into the heart of London’s slums by …

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The 12 Days of Christmas (+1) starting with a FREE book!

Christmas is a time for giving, so I've taken that on board and am arranging a sleigh-load of discounts on several of my books, starting today and going through to Twelfth Night. Here's the list: I'm starting with The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes: the ebook is free on Amazon till Boxing Day (Dec 26!) Download your …

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Penny for the Guy: a story for Bonfire Night

Here's a cheery little story for Bonfire Night. Hope you enjoy it! Penny For The Guy ‘Hooligans, that’s what they are,’ he said, tugging the curtains closed and turning up the volume on the telly. Samson woke, and barked twice before settling again. ‘Every damn year, crash bang wallop. I’ll be glad when it’s over.’ …

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Release the fog!!! Well, on pre-order anyway…

So, yesterday I pushed the button. Sherlock Holmes and the Deathly Fog, the second instalment in my Halloween Sherlock series (yes, I have decided it's a series), is now available to pre-order, and will launch in September! Just in case the header image on here has done weird things to it, here is the book cover in full: …

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