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Kindle Countdown Deal

As the eagle-eyed gent pictured in Gillray’s cartoon knows, hunting out a bargain is one of life’s great pleasures. After all, who doesn’t love getting something worthwhile for less than the going rate? So, Kindle owners will be pleased to know that for the next 5 days only, The Beaulieu Vanishing can be downloaded for just 99p....

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GIVEAWAY FOR THE BEAULIEU VANISHING

I am currently offering the chance to win one of three paperback copies of The Beaulieu Vanishing on Goodreads, a brilliant site for anyone who loves books. For full details of the giveway which ends on 31st May 2015, go to https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/137328-the-beaulieu-vanishing If you can’t wait until then, The Beaulieu...

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FRANCIS CRANLEY RIDES AGAIN

                      I am delighted to announce that The Beaulieu Vanishing, the second Francis Cranley mystery,  is now available in paperback.  Readers of The Woodville Connection will remember that Cranley was able to unravel that mystery in the space of a week. Not only does this one take longer, it entails a great deal of travelling and...

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The Beaulieu Vanishing newly published on Kindle

I am delighted to announce that after a fairly lengthy gestation period, The Beaulieu Vanishing – my follow up to The Woodville Connection – is now available to download on Kindle. (It will be published in paperback very soon so watch this space). Beginning in May 1473, the story sees Richard of Gloucester’s close friend Francis...

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NEW NON-FICTION PROJECT

While The Beaulieu Vanishing, the second Francis Cranley novel, is being readied for publication, Kathy has begun work on a new non-fiction title for Pen & Sword Books. Called Famous Brand Names & Their Origins, the book will explore how some of today’s best known brands started out. Expect a trip down memory lane combined with...

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NEW NOSTALGIA PROJECT

While The Beaulieu Vanishing, the second Francis Cranley novel, is being readied for publication, Kathy has begun work on a new non-fiction title for Pen & Sword Books. Called Famous Brand Names & Their Origins, the book will explore how some of today’s best known brands started out. Expect a trip down memory lane combined with...

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The Impossibility of Nominating a Favourite Novel

My teenage daughter will be spending the next few days at a creative writing retreat organised by her college. Since it’s fair to say that her writing skills are infinitely superior to her organisational ability, I volunteered to help her pack. Reading through the check-list of stuff needed for the trip, I saw that attendees were required to...

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Reburial of Richard III

As a member of the Richard III Society I was able to apply for tickets to some of the reburial ceremonies but lost out in the ballot. Never mind; the important thing is that the events are allowed to pass off with dignity and decorum. As long as that happens, I’ll be happy. And when the hype has died down I’ll visit Leicester...

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Update on The Beaulieu Vanishing

I am delighted to announce that, barring any last minute, unforeseen eventualities, The Beaulieu Vanishing will be on sale within the next couple of months. Following on from The Woodville Connection, this new novel takes Richard of Gloucester’s illegitimate friend Francis Cranley out of his comfort zone in the north of England when he...

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COMING SOON – THE SECOND FRANCIS CRANLEY MYSTERY

Good news for Cranley fans! The follow up to The Woodville Connection is due for publication in the first half of 2015. Called The Beaulieu Vanishing, it takes place in 1473 and sees Francis investigating a troubling new mystery in which he has a deep personal interest. And this time his enquiries are sanctioned by the King. Prepare for intrigue,...

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