Friday, December 04, 2020

Picture this!

I found this fabulous picture which captures Lucy at Enderley Hall in Murder at the Bell Tower so wonderfully I thought I'd share it with you all along with a tiny snippet.
Matt glanced around for Kitty. She was assisting Lucy while the craft table was full. He wanted to speak to her to tell her about his visit to the police station and to ask if she had seen her uncle. He excused himself from the group and carried his decoration over to Kitty. “Another one for your tree.” She studied it for a moment. “What is it?” “A robin, obviously.” He was a little disgruntled at her disparagement of his artistic endeavours. “Of course, I see it now,” she grinned and hung it on the tree next to a slightly malevolent looking cherub.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Guest Blog from Verity Bright

A very warm welcome to my fellow Bookouture authors who write together as Verity Bright. Their Lady Eleanor Swift series, set in the 1920's has a new Christmassy edition today with the release of Murder in the Snow available from Amazon! An English Christmas has mince pies, cheerful carols, a twinkling tree… and a murder? Thank goodness Lady Swift is on the scene! Winter, 1920. Amateur sleuth Lady Eleanor Swift is feeling festive. She is playing host to the entire village at Henley Hall for gifts, games and gingerbread. She’s also purchased perfect presents for each of her household – not forgetting the biggest bone in the butcher’s shop for her partner in crime, Gladstone the bulldog – and is looking forward to celebrating her first English country Christmas. As snowflakes fall, Eleanor is cheering on contestants in the traditional Christmas fun run in the grounds of the Hall. But tragedy strikes when one of the runners drops dead at the finish line. Dashing Detective Seldon is convinced it’s just a heart attack, but Eleanor isn’t so sure. When she finds a rather distinctive key where the man fell, Eleanor knows she’ll never rest until she finds out the truth about what happened in her own home. Next the vicar is taken ill with what looks like poison and Eleanor starts to wonder if the two cases are linked. When someone tries to frame her by planting poisoned berries in her own kitchen, she knows speed is of the essence. But the entire village was at Henley Hall for the festivities and Eleanor has enough suspects to stuff a town full of turkeys. Can she nail the true killer and clear her name in time for Christmas?

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Audio version of Murder in the Bell Tower

I'm thrilled to tell you that the fabulous Alex Tregear will be narrating the audiobook version of Murder in the Bell Tower. Alex has done such a wonderful job with the other titles and I know you will all be delighted to hear that she will be narrating Kitty and Matt's latest escapade.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Murder on the Dance Floor is out!

Murder on the Dance Floor is finally out! Yippee and the cover has also been released for Murder in the Bell Tower

Monday, October 19, 2020

Researching Kitty's car

I've spent quite a bit of the weekend researching for book 6. My very grateful thanks go to Julian Chair of Torbay Old Wheels club for generously giving up his time to give me a wonderfully informative socially distanced tour of his fabulous cars. Historical accuracy is very important to me and I spend a lot of time ensuring that I'm as accurate as possible with the period.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Almost time!

Murder on the Dance Floor will be out very soon - October 28th! Don't forget you can preorder now. Book 5, tentatively titled Murder in Midwinter is with my editor and I'm waiting to hear what she thinks! In the meantime I'm about to start writing book 6 Murder to Order so I'm busy with research in Torquay and Brixham.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Approaching October

A quick reminder that as Nell Dixon if you want a fun novella with a spooky twist you can get Lights, Camera poltergeist and Cue Me In from Amazon for just 99p