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”

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”

On Bur Oak Ridge

Jenny Knipfer treats us to an excerpt from Book Three in her Sheltering Trees series – On Bur Oak Ridge Publication Date: 29th July 2022 / 266 Pages The plot has its twists and turns to keep readers intrigued…to the very end. A great comfort read that will soothe the spirit with renewed hope andContinue reading “On Bur Oak Ridge”

Cragside: A 1930s Murder Mystery

Delighted to offer a sneak preview of M J Porter’s new book, Cragside – a murder mystery set in the remote Cragside Estate in North Northumberland. Publication Date: 14th April 2022 / 234 Pages Lady Merryweather has had a shocking year. Apprehended for the murder of her husband the year before, and only recently released,Continue reading “Cragside: A 1930s Murder Mystery”

The Girl from Bologna

Welcome to an interview with Siobhan Daiko and spotlight on her new book The Girl from Bologna (Girls from the Italian Resistance series) Publication Date: 29th June 2022 / 300 Pages An evocative, compelling read, “The Girl from Bologna” is a story of love lost, daring exploits, and heart wrenching redemption. Bologna, Italy, 1944, andContinue reading “The Girl from Bologna”

Leningrad: The People’s War

Today’s blog post welcomes Rachel R Heil with an excerpt from Book 1 in the Leningrad series – Leningrad: The People’s War Publication Date: February 5, 2021 / 326 Pages Where to buy: This novel is available on #KindleUnlimited. Universal Link / Amazon UK / Amazon US / Amazon CA / Amazon AU Leningrad, 1941.Continue reading “Leningrad: The People’s War”

Clement: The Templar’s Treasure

Welcome to Craig R Hipkins on today’s blog with an excerpt from Book 3 in the series – Clement: The Templar’s Treasure. YA Fantasy. Publication Date: 4th May 2022 / 233 Pages Clement & Dagena return for another action packed adventure. From the cold and dreary shores of Greenland to the fabled land of Vinland.Continue reading “Clement: The Templar’s Treasure”

Gwenna, The Welsh Confectioner

Gwenna’s life is about to change. Her father is dead and the family business on the brink of collapse. Thwarted by society, the plucky sweet maker refuses to accept defeat. Amid the bustling vibrancy of Auckland’s Karangahape Road, she promised her father she would fulfil his dreams and save her legacy. But thanks to herContinue reading “Gwenna, The Welsh Confectioner”

The Wistful and the Good

The Wistful and the Good (Cuthbert’s People, Book 1) By G. M. Baker Publication Date: 4th April 2022 / 341 Pages The mighty are undone by pride, the bold by folly, and the good by wistfulness Read an excerpt from G M Baker’s tale set in the eighth century Elswyth’s mother was a slave, butContinue reading “The Wistful and the Good”