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 hope!) the book covers topics which have been discussed quite a lot in the media of late. As usual, my interest is in seeing the hidden side of an apparently untroubled and privileged facade. Having grown up in places like the Dulwich of my books, I know for a fact that there is always a lot going on under the surface, and much of it is highly disturbing.
I’m always fascinated by the balances in life – good versus evil, right versus wrong – and the accommodations people come to, in order to stay on their side of the line. The fact that this line moves, according to who perceives it, makes life intriguing, and sometimes dangerous.
I love puzzles, and I generally look for the humour in every situation – and my London Murder Mysteries reflect these enthusiasms, too. I hope it all adds up to a fun and compelling series, which you can read as simple whodunits, but which reveal a darker side to those who care to delve.
If you’d like to buy the book, you can find a copy here, or look for it at these lovely independent bookshops: Village Books, Dulwich Bookshop, Herne Hill Books, Clapham Books, The Bookseller Crow, The Blackheath Bookshop.
Thank you to everyone who’s read my previous books in the series, Death in Dulwich and The Girl in the Gallery, and a huge thank you to Crooked Cat, my wonderfully supportive publishers, and all the friends and family who are willing me onwards.