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    It’s No Mystery why Agatha Christie loved Torquay

    September 11, 2018
    Imperial Hotel, Torquay: the terrace where Miss Marple explains whodunit in Sleeping Murder

    I’ve been a massive fan of Agatha Christie since I first picked up Sparkling Cyanide many years ago. This book alone explains my fascination – a brilliantly conceived plot, a quirky hero, the hugely satisfying denouement when everything gets explained with a flourish. I even find the fact that no-one’s too sad about the deaths rather intriguing, though I know it’s a stumbling block for many. Fast forward a long time and Dame Agatha is one of the inspirations behind…

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  • Costa del Churros
    Writing

    Meet the Author – Isabella May

    It’s a great pleasure to welcome talented author Isabella May back to my blog today. After her huge success with Oh! What a Pavlova and The Cocktail Bar,  Isabella’s third novel is Costa Del Churros. I’m…

    August 23, 2018
  • Calamity in Camberwell, cozy crime whodunit
    Blog Writing

    Calamity in Camberwell

    I can’t quite believe it, but Calamity in Camberwell, my third cozy crime whodunit, is published today.  I’ve loved writing this story, though I found the subject matter very sad. As you’ll see (I…

    August 13, 2018
  • Menengai Crater, Jane Bwye
    Blog

    Meet the Author – Jane Bwye

    It’s a great pleasure to introduce author Jane Bwye to my blog today. Jane’s first novel, Breath of Africa, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award, 2013, and draws on her experiences growing…

    August 3, 2018
  • Blog

    Loving Love Island

    There have been many harsh words said about Love Island, and it’s true that if you’re looking for scorching intellectualism, this is most certainly not the place to find it. If, on the other…

    July 23, 2018
  • Writing

    Meet the Author – Lizzie Chantree

    Today on the blog I’m very excited to welcome the lovely Lizzie Chantree, who is not only an award-winning inventor but also an author. Her latest book, If You Love Me, I’m Yours, is…

    July 10, 2018
  • Reviews

    Picasso #MeToo

    It’s hard not to fall for Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy, at the Tate Modern – but you’ll never tumble quite as hard as the man himself did for Marie-Therese Walter. Her face…

    May 1, 2018