My novel

Revenge on the Rye

It might seem as though there could be precious few mysteries left in Dulwich for my single mum amateur sleuth, Beth Haldane, to solve – but luckily that’s not the case at all, as you’ll see in Revenge on the Rye. Revenge on the Rye, the fifth book in my series, is out today and …

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Death in Dulwich

I’m really excited to say that my new novel, Death in Dulwich, is coming out on 6th September, thanks to my lovely publishers Crooked Cat. Although it’s a whodunnit, Death in Dulwich is a bit of a romp and there isn’t too much blood and gore, so the more sensitive amongst you will be safe …

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Hot Chocolate

Well, here we are – in 2012! I’m sure this was the year that Tomorrow’s World predicted we’d all be swanning around in white jumpsuits while robots did the grungy stuff like running the country and sorting the laundry. My big brother and I used to be glued to that programme. Of course, he has …

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My blogging CV

Lovely Tara at Stickyfingers and Jay from Mocha Bean Mummy spent a day last summer trying to stop a bunch of mummy bloggers giggling for long enough to make a calendar. Now they’ve asked us to run through our blogging CV if we want a copy. Well, I do want a copy, though I’m pretty …

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Feeling pensieve …

One of my favourite ideas in the Harry Potter series was the pensieve, where you could syphon off thoughts and leave them swirling mysteriously in a rather beautiful stone bowl. In the novels, these were memories of significant events which helped Harry lurch on towards the final battle with his nemesis when the plot had …

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Kindling excitment

Well, I’m in a state of major excitement today as it has finally occurred to me to put my book on Kindle. My older brother suggested this to me a year ago, and sent me links to various US authors who have, by now, bought islands in the Caribbean on the strength of their voodoo/vampire/psycho …

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Big mouth

Well, I’ve really gone and done it now. It turns out that the paperback version of my novel isn’t, in fact, coming out until August. I know this because I emailed my publisher to say how much I liked the picture of my very own legs taken by a secret undercover photographer hiding in a …

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High heels

A lovely surprise, just when I needed it, when I was, ahem, checking out my book’s sales on Amazon. I know it’s a bit sad, but in fact I know authors who spend a lot of time rearranging stacks in bookshops so that their own wares come out on top. At least I don’t do …

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