I've saved this till after midday as, despite appearances, it's not an April Fool. Amazon UK really have knocked down the price of all 8 full-length Medicus novels to 99p each (!) on Kindle until 30 April, and I'm told that they're $1.49 each on Amazon.com/au this month, too. That's a whole series* for £7.92 … Continue reading Kindle bargains for UK and Australia!
A story about death, taxes, and angry barbarians Hooray! Ruso and the River of Darkness, the British edition of Ruso and Tilla's fourth adventure, will be in the bookshops very soon. The ebook will be available at the same time from, er... well, from wherever people get ebooks. It's a story of death, taxes, angry … Continue reading Ruso and the River of Darkness
When I first joined a reading group, I was very impressed by one of our members who knew how to track down discussion questions on the Internet. She would print them out for the rest of us to ponder while we relaxed in comfy chairs and consumed whatever goodies our host had been kind enough … Continue reading Reading Group Choices
How to judge a book? By its cover? By what other people say? By the first few paragraphs? There are those who advocate a different approach - reading Page 69. Or indeed, asking the author to read and comment on it themselves. I've just been asked for some thoughts on Caveat Emptor - slightly alarming … Continue reading The Page 69 Test
I'm delighted to say that Bloomsbury have now sent out the first copies of 'Caveat Emptor', Ruso and Tilla's fourth adventure, so it's possible that Santa may be delivering one or two very shortly. Here's another shot of the cover (because it's so lovely). Clicking on it should take you to the book details on … Continue reading Caveat Emptor published in North America
Ruso and Tilla's followers on Facebook will already know the good news - Simon Vance will be reading the audio version of 'Caveat Emptor'. Hooray! Someone mentioned authors narrating their own work, which set me thinking. Simon Brett, Alan Bennet and Gervase Phinn sprang to mind as people who'd made a success of it - … Continue reading Good news – it’s Simon Vance again!
...which is both exciting and unfortunate, because it's now gone 10pm and I haven't started packing yet. This is because I foolishly promised the nice editors they would have the revised draft of Ruso 4 before the weekend. I also promised Husband to get several trays of seedlings planted out by the same deadline. Planting … Continue reading Crimefest starts tomorrow…