Waiting for the paperback of THE DEATH SEASON to come out is a bit like waiting for Christmas. I’m doing all the preparations – contacting bookshops to arrange signings and sorting out various events, many to coincide with the CWA’s National Crime reading month in June. The enthusiasm and knowledge of booksellers and library staff never ceases to delight me and I hope to get round to meet a lot of my readers over the summer months. Please keep an eye on my events page to find out where and when.
In late April I visited Wrexham Library with two of my fellow Murder Squad members, Margaret Murphy (who writes as A D Garrett) and Martin Edwards and we spent a very enjoyable evening talking about our work and answering questions from the lovely audience.
Talking of Martin Edwards, I’m very excited about his new book The Golden Age of Murder. Martin is rapidly becoming an acknowledged expert on the subject and has done a wonderful job of telling the story of crime writing between the two World Wars and the early years of the Detection Club. I’m pleased to see that the book’s had some fantastic reviews. I, for one, can’t wait to read it.
I’ve just finished putting the finishing tweaks to my Murder Mystery (to be performed at the Harrogate Festival) entitled Murder in the Lemon Grove. The setting is Sicily and the atmosphere totally Montalbano. I’m rather nervous about the challenge but I’m hoping everyone will enjoy it.