Monday, March 20, 2023

Book 13

Murder at the Bazaar is now most likely to be called Murder at the village Fair or Murder at the Summer Fair. I have about 12k left to write to finish the first draft so I'm on target to finish it next week. Then I shall ignore it for 2 weeks before polishing, rewriting and adding another 10k before sending it to my agent and my editor. The outline for book 14 has also been accepted and that book will be a very wintery tale set in Scotland. The newly weds are certainly doing a little more travelling these days!

Monday, March 13, 2023

A welcome return to guest Verity Bright!

A warm welcome back to my guests this week - Verity Bright and their latest title Death on Deck! When Lady Swift embarks upon her first luxury cruise she imagines a gilded ballroom, afternoons on deck taking tea and all the delectable food she can eat. But she can’t seem to escape from murder… Lady Eleanor Swift is all set to spend her birthday with her beau, dashing Detective Hugh Seldon, until he calls to cancel on her again at the last minute. What’s a girl to do? Pack up her staff and her faithful old bulldog, Gladstone, and head off on a cruise to New York, that’s what! On the stunningly opulent ocean liner Celestiana, Eleanor tries to forget her worries and make the most of her trip. That is, until she sees a man being shot and falling overboard. On closer inspection of the scene, Eleanor literally stumbles over the likely murder weapon. And the nick in the barrel is unmistakeable: this gun belongs to Detective Seldon… With some discreet digging, Clifford discovers Detective Seldon is aboard the ship on an undercover mission. Eleanor doesn’t want to make waves but she’s sure that something fishy is going on and he’s being framed. To get Seldon off the hook, Eleanor casts her net wide and searches for the real murderer among a sea of suspects including European nobility, Italian opera stars and American nouveau riche. But does the victim’s expensive gold ring point to a lavish lifestyle or is it a red herring? When another passenger is found dead in his first-class cabin, a poisoned whisky glass clutched in his hand, Eleanor realises they are really in hot water. Will the killer be Eleanor’s catch of the day, or will she spend her birthday at the bottom of the sea? You ca get your copy HERE
Congratulations on another fabulous addition to the series!!

Sunday, March 05, 2023

Guest Blogger - Karen King

A warm welcome to the lovely Karen King who has a brilliant new book to tell you about! Here's a bit about Karen herself - Karen King was born in Birmingham, UK and has always enjoyed reading and writing. She’s been published for over thirty five years, in a variety of genres for both children and adults. She loves writing about the complexities of relationships. Her first three books for Bookouture were romances where relationships came right, she has now turned to the darker side of relationships, writing bestselling psychological thrillers about relationships that go badly wrong. Karen now lives in Spain where she loves to spend her non-writing time exploring the quaint local towns with her husband, Dave, when she isn’t sunbathing or swimming in the pool, that is. You can connect with Karen HERE and can sign up to her newsletter HERE Now for the book! The Family Reunion! She’s the daughter you never knew... But how far will she go to get the life she never had? Today I’m hosting a family party. One that’s different to every celebration we’ve had before. Because I’ve invited my secret daughter to it. I’ve never forgiven myself for abandoning her as a baby, with just a scrawled note tucked into her soft yellow blanket, saying her name was Hope . As soon as she reached out, I knew I had to meet her. My family all seem ready to accept her with open arms, their forgiveness a blessing I barely deserve. And I dare to believe that maybe we are all going to have a happy ending after all. So I try to put all those small, strange things that have been happening to me in recent weeks out of my mind. The missing money, my lost charm bracelet, the broken window, the fire... But as the drinks are poured and everyone’s talking animatedly, I hear a knock at the door. And something in my heart tells me this family is about to be torn apart. And there’s nothing I can do to stop it...
Grab your copy today!!! TheFamilyReunion HERE