Engrenages

I’m very glad to see that the sixth series of the French crime drama, Engrenages (Spiral in the UK) is in production. It’s so well written and constructed. A set of sub plots is woven into a mystery which is resolved during the length of the series. The look is distinct, the acting superb. We…

 

Inspiration versus Perspiration

When someone asks me what I do I mumble that I’m a writer. Sometimes the next question is the brain twisting ‘So have you written anything I’ve read?’ But the most common question is ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ My answer is ‘Out of my head.’ But finding ideas when they don’t make a…

 

The Swing

  THE SWING   ‘Where’s Jamie?’ Phil tilted his head, seeking the sound of his son’s footsteps in the empty house. Sue turned to the estate agent, furrowing her brow. ‘He was here a moment ago!’ The agent nodded, peeking at his wristwatch.   Phil hurried from room to room. Each had ghosts – cupboards,…

 

iStory

I’ve just submitted an iStory called The Swing to Narrative magazine. The challenge is to write a complete story which can be read on a phone. The limit is 150 words – an interesting challenge. I find that one of the most enjoyable tasks is editing my work – keeping meaning and sense yet  conveying…

 

The Luxury of Murder

The Luxury of Murder is the second book in the Kitty Lockwood story and is out now  on Rudham Books, (ISBN 9780993400308). I’d like to thank Rod and Fiona Veitch Smith for their generous support and hard work in publishing my first book, Cars Just Want to be Rust, on Crafty Publishing. My second book…

 

The Luxury of Murder

The wife of a nightclub owner is attacked by her pool. Kitty Lockwood becomes certain the wrong man is in custody. How far is she prepared to risk her own life to find the real culprit?

 

The Luxury of Murder

After a long period of writing and editing, the new Kitty Lockwood book, The Luxury of Murder, is published by Rudham Books. It’s available through Amazon or through the publisher – RUDHAMBOOKS@GMAIL.COM   If you’re ordering online and need the ISBN it’s ISBN 9780993400308 The Luxury of Murder costs £7.99 in the UK plus £3…

 

Cars Just Want to be Rust

I’m very chuffed to hear that Cars Just Want to be Rust has been included on the syllabus of a Language School in Buenos Aires. I can’t say that as I was writing the book I ever imagined that might happen.

 

Motivation, not murder.

In my crime writing, the aspect which fascinates me is the motivation, rather than the murder. The violence itself  is dreary : any description of it is banal.  People commit horrible crimes. We know this. They do terrible things to each other. I worked in a prison for eight years – I know the kind…

 
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