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I blame George Clarke

I have decided that when the in-house editor isn’t working I will have to supervise her television viewing. Watching all the property renovation programs is becoming a slight problem. Not only has she moved her office to share with me — because I had a better view — but now we have a ‘reading nook’ . . . it’s supposed to be the spare bedroom. And that’s my garden chair!

Hopefully it’s all out of her system now and she can get back to work editing Mike Nash #16, while I continue work on book four of The Cowgill Family Saga.

Even more good news

Yesterday I revealed that the Audio rights for the first three titles in the Cowgill Family Saga have been sold to Bolinda Audio. What I didn’t tell you is that there has also been an offer for Large Print versions. I’m currently revising/editing book four — so I’d better get on with it!

A change of tack

I have just finished writing #16 of the DI Mike Nash series and put it on the backburner before I start my edit.

So, to please all those readers who are asking for book 4 of The Cowgill Family Saga, I am now able to return to revising and completing it. The sagas are 100 pages longer than a crime thriller and with all the historical facts, take a lot more research for verification. This will take some time, but for those of you waiting with fingers crossed, I will do my upmost to get it to my publisher as soon as I can.

Making time . . .

The ‘in-house editor’ decided her office wasn’t suitable. It was ‘too dark’ and I ‘had a better view’, was the claim — well, she was looking at the back of my head! So in amongst finding time to listen to the new Nash audio, writing the seventeenth, and the editing and revision work on the fourth in the Cowgill Family Saga, I stopped work. With help from my step-daughter we moved her desk. Is she happy? Guess! Now she has to walk to the printer instead of turning her chair, and it’s further to the bathroom, kitchen, and to answer the door . . . I’m going back to work!

Bargains galore

I currently have three books available from my publishers at either an introductory or promotional cost of only 99p each.

The latest crime thriller in the DI Mike Nash series, Burial Grounds.

Book one in the Cowgill Family Saga, Brothers and Sisters of Byland Crescent.

Or an Eden House Mystery, Silent as the Grave.

. . . The choice is yours . . .

#1Hot new release in Australia

Burial Grounds is going down well (or should that be up?) in Australia. Climbing the Kindle charts to number one in the Hot New Releases in the Mystery, Thriller and Suspense tables. A big thank you to all who pre-ordered or have downloaded a copy, whichever country you are in.

The countdown continues . . .

Only four more days to the release of the next DI Mike Nash thriller, #14 Burial Grounds.

A hit-and-run.  A naked body in the cemetery.  A local woman reported missing.

And there’s going to be a Blog Tour! I’m excited, I’ve never had one before. So, in advance, I’d like to thank all those who participate and hope that you enjoy the book.

How busy am I?

I’m working on DI Mike Nash #16, number 15 is with my publisher and I’m currently on countdown for release of #14 Burial Grounds on 14th April. Meanwhile, book 4, Killing Christmas has just been released in Audio and I haven’t time to listen to it, even though Audio of book 5, Slash Killer is due out on 12 April. And from my Eden House Mysteries with, Headline Publishing Vanishing Act is only 99p for the whole month. I didn’t work so hard before I retired!

And There’s More . . .

Book 4 of the DI Mike Nash series, Killing Christmas, will be released in Audio next week.

This review for the eBook from Robert Crouch, a Vine Voice on Amazon, left me speechless.

Even after I’d finished the book, it took me several minutes to get my breath back. What a superb ride that took me through the whole range of emotions as the story twisted one way then another. Superlative writing and storytelling throughout make this one of my favourite books of 2021.

Making the charts

Really good to find all three of the Cowgill family saga in the charts, almost together at #15, 17 and 21 in Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction A strange category for a saga but I’m certainly not complaining.