Tag Archive: detective novel

X is for Xavier

Apart from having a name that begins with X, Xavier isn’t an interesting person at all. But he does indirectly lead to Cat Tales, the anthology drawn from last year’s Book a Break… Continue reading

A few more miles

Well, I said I’d run into snags with the launch of Perfume Island, which was to have been released two days ago. Actually, what I’ve run into is a cul de sac. I won’t… Continue reading

Potholes and Divans

On behalf of my client, Mme Carole Borde, I hereby inform you that she has lodged a complaint against you for the usurpation of the title of psychotherapist. ‘Does it mean I’ll go… Continue reading

What’s odd about it?

You may find a curious anomaly in this string of words pursuant to my introduction. Gallic? Truly it is, but that is not my point, which is plainly a particularity most odd. Do you… Continue reading

ARC request

A recent post, How It Could Work, by Atthys Gage on Writers’ Co-op describes a five-step approach to promoting the book you’ve just written. That being the case with Perfume Island, I’m on step… Continue reading

Flics and Flicks

‘And the police?’ asked Antoine. ‘Who’s in charge? We’re deep in gendarme territory here.’ To someone not French, that might seem a little opaque. Gendarme territory? What’s that? Well, actually, it’s simple: in… Continue reading

Aston Martins and Broomsticks

15 keys to One Green Bottle. N° 6: The detective plaque. A novel has to be plausible. Not close to the real world, but plausible in the world of the novel. So in… Continue reading

In the nick of time

With the A-Z over, blogging now resumes a more reasonable schedule. Maybe twice a week. We’ll see. For the next few days probably not even that, as we have family visiting, including a… Continue reading

Z is for Zanzibar

Number 26 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. The tide at Jambiani, Zanzibar, withdraws for half a mile, revealing a vast expanse… Continue reading

M is for Meizius

Number 13 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. Why? Now that’s a good question. Why did I go through Meizius Publishing to… Continue reading

  • Sign up for news of discounts and giveaways

    Click ====>
    newsletter link