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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Book birthday – and a giveaway!

It's no April Fool - The Secret Notebook Of Sherlock Holmes is one year old today! *plays slightly out-of-tune chord on violin* (it's been a while) To celebrate, the ebook is 99c/99p/equivalent on Amazon today (Saturday 1 April) - plus I'm running a paperback giveaway! So if you fancy a signed copy, all you have to do for …

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An approaching bookiversary

I did have a vague feeling that something was coming up! It's very nearly a year since the launch of The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes, and Facebook very helpfully put a memory in front of me a couple of days ago...the moment when I cleared my throat and announced that I had a book coming …

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It’s that new year post again

2016 was quite a year. Stranger than fiction in many ways - I feel for dystopian fiction authors and satirists, since they must be wondering where they can go next. However, this particular blog post (the third of its kind, I'm surprised to see) is a review of my writing and other progress in 2016, and …

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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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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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Thunderclaps and giveaways and discounts, oh my!

A Jar Of Thursday Thunderclap and giveaway Have I mentioned that I've set up a Thunderclap campaign for A Jar Of Thursday? 😉 If you haven't heard of one before, a Thunderclap is a big synchronised social media share, with the purpose of making an impact. As you can see, it's going pretty well, with 72 supporters at …

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