UPDATE - WE HAVE A WINNER! Thanks so much to everyone who entered the "Win a signed copy" draw. It was great fun reading your messages and especially the entertaining offers of bribery (which of course I resisted)! Congratulations to G Goldschmeid, whose name was first out of the hat - please check your … Continue reading Kindle bargains for UK readers, and a free book draw for everyone else
VITA BREVIS, the story of Ruso and Tilla's trip to Rome, is published in paperback in America today! Ask at your local bookshop, or find it at Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Meanwhile, also in the USA, MEDICUS - the first book in the series - is still a July Deal on Kindle. Apologies to … Continue reading VITA BREVIS now in paperback in the USA!
I'm delighted to say that MEDICUS, Ruso and Tilla's first adventure, is a Kindle bargain deal for the month of July in the US and Canada. Thanks to Camilla for sending this link to Amazon.com. It isn't available electronically in the UK at the moment I'm afraid... it WILL be back, and believe me, there … Continue reading MEDICUS – Kindle deal in N America
The headline says it all, really! Just for today, the first book in the series is a bargain £1.19 on Kindle in the UK. Hopefully that evens things up for folks this side of the pond who've been unable to access American deals in the past.* *Just a note of caution for anyone who's read … Continue reading ‘Medicus’ is today’s Kindle UK Daily Deal!
One of the challenges of writing a crime novel is to slip in enough clues to keep the reader - and the sleuth - guessing, while not giving away so much that there are no surprises at the end. I never really know whether I've got the balance right until someone else reads it. Husband, … Continue reading How not to give the game away – in Czech
To celebrate the publication of Caveat Emptor, the nice people at Bloomsbury USA are giving away a free e-book of 'Medicus' - for the next few days only. As it's the American edition, I'm in the bizarre position of not being able to download my own book - tho' since umpteen versions of it are … Continue reading ‘Medicus’ e-book for free!
Just in case anyone's wondering where it's gone... At the moment stocks of 'Ruso and the Disappearing Dancing Girls'* are pretty much sold out. Apologies to the people who've tried to get hold of it and can't, but the nice people at Penguin say it should be available again by the end of the month. … Continue reading Ruso and the Disappearing Paperback
The smiling chap is the excellent Tony Kesten, a fellow-excavator at Whitehall Roman Villa. Tony happens to be a friend of the librarian at Monticello, NY, and managed to pull off a publicity double-act last week by giving copies of all three Ruso books to the library and having himself photographed with them while modelling … Continue reading Thanks, Tony.
Finally emerged from Fluland, a parallel universe in which one wanders through the motions of everyday life without much grasp of anything beyond the next five minutes. A comment from Mark after my recent grumbling about the absence of flu from fiction suggests that writers squirrel away experiences that emerge later - and of course … Continue reading All grist to the mill – ?