Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Casting a clout

No casting a clout until May is out so the old saying goes. Well, it's almost the end of May now and the weather here in Devon is bright and sunny. Book 14 in the Miss Underhay series is now at 16k after my week off last week. My daughters were visiting along with their partners and of course my little grandson. My middle daughter is getting married this time next year and the date is now booked. The registrar secured, a dress acquired and the reception planing is underway! Very exciting. Speaking of other exciting things, I have lots of lovely guest authors lined up for you to meet over the next few months so look out for them and give them your support. There is a kindle daily deal in the UK for Murder on Board on June 1st when it will be 99p for one day only!! So stand by your kindles if you don't already have this one.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Starting Book Fourteen

Well, it's sunny and warm outside. My garden is calling to me and I'm starting to write book 14 in the Miss Underhay series. I can't believe we're on book 14 already. Of course this is a winter book set over Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland. That means snow, a remote castle, whisky, legends and tartan! Book 13, Murder at the Village Fair is available for preorder now and will be out in August. Just in time for a lovely sunshiney summery read. For now though I'm listening to Christmas music and sniffing my Christmas candles to get me in the mood to write all things cold.

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Cover reveal for Murder at the Village Fair

Wow! What a crazy couple of days! Murder at the Beauty Pageant went to 95 in the UK and 434 in the US. Best seller flags in US, Canada, Australia and UK. Wow! Just amazing. Today is the cover reveal for Murder at the Village Fair - this is the book with the elephant . I am so excited for this one.
this will be out on August 10th! But you can preorder now!HERE Remember that in the back of the ebook is a link to sign up for my newsletter and you get a free bonus story called the mysterious Guest if you do that. You can also go to my Amazon page to follow me and then you'll never miss a book release!

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Nearly there!

Just 5 days to go now until Murder at the Beauty Pageant is out! Although I see the audiobook version is already there, which is exciting! Karen has done a fabulous job of the narration. I'm so excited for you all to read Murder at the Beauty Pageant. In June 1935 the finals of Miss Europe were held in Torquay. The contest was won by Miss Spain. Beauty contests were a big thing back then and often gave young women the opportunity to improve their lives and circumstances, injecting some glamour into the every day. Now of course they have fallen out of fashion although the USA still seems to hold more of these kinds of events. The title of the next book is confirmed now as Murder at the Village Fair with a cover reveal coming very soon. This book is set in Yorkshire and includes a traditional English country fair, a circus with an elephant called Bluebelle and some very dodgy characters!

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Murder at the Summer Fair

Book 13 in the Miss Underhay series, which will probably be called Murder at the Summer Fair is now done and with my agent and my editor. Hopefully I'll gt the confirmed title and possibly the cover soon to share with you all. For now though I intend to collapse in a heap for a while then on Friday I set off for York. It's the Crime Writers association conference and I'm looking forward to getting to know some other crime writers!

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Guest blogger - Peter Hogenkamp

A very warm welcome to my guest blogger - Peter Hogenkamp. Peter is the author of the Marco Vanetti series, and with a new book series scheduled for release in a few months time, now is a great time to discover the first book in the Marco Vanetti series, The Vatican Conspiracy. Father Marco Venetti is a Jesuit priest from Monterosso al Mare, shepherding over a quiet parish overlooking the Ligurian Sea. His biggest concerns—until the evening Elena shows up in his confessional—are the empty pews in his 800-year-old church and the way he ‘stared at her creamy olive skin, burned to perfection by the Mediterranean sun.’ Elena is a fisherman with empty nets and a conscience brimming over with guilt, who reveals she is involved in a plot to assassinate the pope and attack Vatican City. Marco urges her to go to the police, but her daughter is being held captive and she is unwilling; the seal of the confessional binds Marco and he is unable. Seeing no other way to stop the attack on Pope John Paul III, the first black pope in over two millennia, Marco steals aboard her fishing trawler toting his only weapon, a well-used speargun. He kills the terrorists and rescues Elena's daughter, but Marco’s turmoil is only beginning.
The Vatican conspiracy is available from: AMAZON BARNESANDNOBLE KOBO and BOOKSAMILLION Peter Hogenkamp is a practicing physician, public speaker and author of medical fiction and thrillers living in Rutland, Vermont. Peter’s writing credits include The Intern (TouchPoint Press, April 2020); The Vatican Conspiracy book and audiobook (Bookouture/HachetteUK, October 2020), The Vatican Secret (Bookouture/HachetteUK, April 2021), The Vatican Secret audiobook (Saga Egmont, March 2022) and Cospirazione Vaticano (Newton Compton Editori 7/2021.) The Woman from Death Row, book one of the new Jade Stryker thriller series, will be published Spring 2023 by Tirgearr Publishing. Peter can be found on his Author Website , as wellas his personal blog, Peter Hogenkamp Writes, where he writes about most anything. Peter is the creator, producer and host of Your Health Matters, a health information program, which airs on cable television and streams on YouTube. Peter was a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Killer Nashville Claymore Award as well as the 2020 Vermont Writer’s Prize. He tweets—against the wishes of his wife, four children and feisty Cairn Terrier, Hermione—on Twitter. He can be reached at his FaceBook Page and at peterhogenkampbooks@gmail.com