On Sunday 28 March I took part in a live broadcast for the Reading Between The Lines Book Festival with fellow writer Diane Saxon. It is available to view here.
I heard Martin Edwards speak at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival some time ago and was keen to read this, his latest novel. It is very well researched, a book steeped in the the 1930’s. A classic whodunnit. I have always loved Agatha Christie and this is one of the few books that has matched hers. I loved the character of Rachel Saverneck. A great read, highly recommend.
Thia is a book I thoroughly enjoyed recently by one of my favourite authors. The pacing is perfect, with twists and turns all the way through. It combines brilliant plotting with complex, well-developed characters.
Stella is a wonderful protagonist: strong, determined, independent, and yet vulnerable. I loved the way she used her work as a dog behaviorist (fascinating in itself) to analyze and handle people.
A great read, highly recommended.
My next novel, The Island, is now with the editors before publication in June 2021 by Boldwood Books. It is available for pre-order on Amazon here
Like The House Party it is set on the Isle of Wight, and it starts with a suspicious death.
Keep an eye here and on my Amazon page for more news.
Free to be Tegan has a wonderful new cover! It is designed by Peter O’Connor of Bespoke Book Covers, and I think it is the best yet. My debut novel has been through two self-designed covers and one previous professional version, but with cover styles changing all the time it was right to have a refresh. The paperback features on the spine the beautful Welsh poppy painted for the original cover by my sister, Janet Nicholson.
My latest novel is published on Tuesday 21 July by Boldwood Books. It is at amazon (click on the cover above!), kobo, barnes & noble, google books, etc, as a kindle book, ebook and paperback. You can also pre-order the audiobook narrated by Karen Cass, but that will not be published until a few days after the other versions.
I hope you will enjoy the new book. It is a little different from my previous novels. It starts with a mysterious death, which the central character, Beth, finds herself investigating alone. The setting is the Isle of Wight. There have been lots of positive pre-publication reviews such as “Truly a great puzzler with a superb ending! I HIGHLY Recommend!!!” You’ll find lots of quotes on the various sales sites and you can “look inside” the book on some of them (on amazon you can look inside the pareback, but not the kindle).
See my blog on the Boldwood site today here, and look out for the “cover reveal” for The House Party tomorrow!
I am thrilled to announce that my next novel, The House Party, will be published by Boldwood Books in August 2020. The plan is for it to be published simultaneously as an ebook, paperback and audiobook in all the English-speaking jurisdictions on the same day. It’s with the copy editor at the moment, and I hope to be posting a cover reveal before too long. If you want to know more about the exciting publishing house which is Boldwood, simply click here to be taken to their website. Head over to my amazon author page for a short video of me talking about the new book.
Today I am featured on Chelle’s blog, answering questions about my writing and other things. If you head over there you’ll find news of my next book. Just click on this link.
A book I have very much enjoyed recently is Pam Lecky’s ” No Stone Unturned”, the first in a series to feature her Victorian heroine Lucy Lawrence. Here’s my review on Amazon:
“Absolutely loved this book. An easy, well plotted , exciting read, with lots of fascinating insights into Victorian England seamlessly knitted into the story. I loved the central character of Lucy, strong and sassy. I really look forward to more of her adventures. My husband loves Sherlock Holmes and said this book reminded him very much of his books.”
If you want to have a look at it, click on the cover above to see it on amazon.