Tuesday, 8 July 2014

An American Detective in Paris

Hi everyone, the wait is over! my book is now released! buy it at Tirgearr Publishing or Amazon Kindle. See also www.heartoffiction.blogspot.com Hope you like it! xxx
Thank you to kem and everyone at Tirgearr Publishing. Also my family and friends for their help and advice.x

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Hi all, 2 days to go and I'm getting nervous. Been keeping busy though; I have finished (in rough) the second in the series, which will be set in London.
I'm also working on the third book in the Mediterranean Mystery series, so that should be out soon.
On the home front, I wanted to have a party today to celebrate my daughter's birthday, but the roads were closed due to the Tour de France. A party without guests shouldn't be considered...

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The American Detective series

Hello everyone! Just wanted to remind you there is only 6 days to go till my new book, An American Detective in Paris, is published by Tirgearr Press. I have another extract of the book for you below. Hope you enjoy it.
            There was a scratching noise on the inner door.
Michel jumped to his feet. “What is that noise?” he asked, fearfully.
            For answer, I opened the door. A small ball of orange fur ran in and leapt on the desk. Michel squawked.
            “Relax,” I said. “Meet Yankee.”
            “Ah, a cat! I see!”
            Nothing got past Michel. However, I was pleased to see how he fussed my cat.
            “And what is that room?” he asked, pointing to the door from where Yankee had made his entrance.
“That’s my flat. I have a suite of rooms here and have had one redecorated as an office. Come through and take a look.”
            Michel was very complimentary as I showed him round. I was quite proud of my little home, and had gradually improved it over the five years I’d been here. The proportions of the rooms helped, with their calm space, well lit from the large, balconied windows, and airy due to the high, ornate ceilings.
            “It is fantastique, a beautiful apartment.”
            “I’m glad you like it. Well, back to the drawing board. I’ll bring you up to date with the case while you make some notes for your own reference, and then we’ll discuss our next move.”
            Michel looked elated.
            “You are employing me, then?”
            “Well, I’ll give you a go, Michel. And you may as well start now.”
   I told him everything I knew about the de Vonnerai case, finally showing him Antrime's photo. His face was expressionless as he perused it.
            “He does actually look like a villain, does he not?” He gave a mirthless laugh. I took the photo and looked again.
            “I suppose he does.”
            I traced the line of Antrime’s jaw with my fingertip. With his designer stubble and hard chin, he did look quite formidable.
            “A Bond villain,” I said softly. I could even have fallen for him, if I hadn’t been so determined to bring his ass to justice.
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 I hope the book does well. Watch this space!