The Conjuror’s Apprentice

The Conjuror’s Apprentice by Gwenllian Williams is the first in a new Tudor crime fiction series featuring Doctor Dee. What was life like for The Conjuror’s Apprentice? by Gwenllian Williams The Conjuror’s Apprentice is set in 1555. My detective duo are Doctor John Dee, a brilliant philosopher and astrologer, and his apprentice, Margaretta Morgan, aContinue reading “The Conjuror’s Apprentice”

Filling the Gaps

This blog post is written by award-winning author and friend, Rosemary Hayes, who has written around fifty books, mainly for young adults. ‘The King’s Command’ is her first story for an adult readership. Set in the late 17th century, it’s about the persecution of the Huguenots in France and their flight to England. Rosemary’s fictional account isContinue reading “Filling the Gaps”

Stone Arrows

Stone Arrows by Elizabeth Barber Published: 8 August, 2023 / 232 pages When Zeta’s father is killed, she and her brother, Finn, together with Zeta’s pet wolf, Kuba, are forced to flee across the country to seek sanctuary with their mother’s birth tribe. On this perilous journey they have to learn to outwit their pursuersContinue reading “Stone Arrows”

Excerpt from William Constable #3

The Queen’s Devil is on a Kindle Monthly Deal for April 2023 – only 99p or FREE for KINDLE UNLIMITED #Tudor #Thriller #Walsingham #Dudley #JohnFoxe #BookofMartyrs #Tower #Throckmorton #Somerville #LetticeKnollys Here’s a short excerpt in which William Constable is with John Foxe at Leicester House inspecting the printed proofs of the fourth edition ofContinue reading “Excerpt from William Constable #3”

Kindle Monthly Deal

A Necessary Killing. The second book in the bestselling William Constable spy thriller series, only 99p for April 2023 1579. William Constable – physician and unwilling spy – is in Plymouth waiting to sail to the New World. The expedition, led by renowned explorers and traders, John Hawkins and Sir Humphrey Gilbert, has already sufferedContinue reading “Kindle Monthly Deal”

The Queen’s Devil

The Queen’s Devil is the third in the William Constable series. William, recently married, has settled into routine work as a physician when he is requested to attend two prisoners in the Tower of London. Both are accused of separate acts treason, but their backgrounds suggest there may be a connection. KINDLE MONTHLY DEAL forContinue reading “The Queen’s Devil”

A Necessary Killing

A Necessary Killing – the second in the William Constable series. William – mathematician, physician, and unwilling intelligencer for Sir Francis Walsingham – is in Plymouth readying to set out on a great adventure to the New Lands across the ocean. Kindle Monthly Deal for April 2023 – only 99p #tudor #histfic #WritingCommunity #thriller @SharpeBooksContinue reading “A Necessary Killing”

Writing the DCI Jack Callum Mysteries

By Len Maynard 1) Three Monkeys ‘The Last Train to San Fernando barrelled down the stairs carried on Johnny Duncan’s nasal whine. Jack Callum sighed, laid down his newspaper and went out into the hall.’ Those were the first lines of a Jack Callum novel ever to find their way onto my computer in theContinue reading “Writing the DCI Jack Callum Mysteries”