Tag Archives: Mystery

My Five Favourite Gothic Mysteries

As regular readers of this blog (and indeed my novels) will know, I absolutely love a good gothic brew of mystery, melodrama, thrills and horror. To date I have written five novels of this kind, including The Birds Began to … Continue reading

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Film Review – Beast

Writer/director Michael Pearce makes a very strong debut with Beast, an eerie, atmospheric and wholly gripping gothic melodrama set on Jersey. Troubled island girl Molly (Jessie Buckley) lives with her controlling mother (Geraldine James). Molly then meets and falls in … Continue reading

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Download The Birds Began to Sing FREE – for five days only!

I love a good, satisfying, emotionally resonant twist ending in a thriller, especially one that you immediately realise ought to have been obvious all along, yet somehow you didn’t see it coming. My mystery thriller The Birds Began to Sing … Continue reading

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Download The Thistlewood Curse FREE – for one day only!

Today only! Download The Thistlewood Curse absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle.   The Thistlewood Curse is a riveting supernatural thriller featuring a young detective and her lifelong friend, a paranormal investigator who specialises in astral projection. With a page-turning central … Continue reading

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Download The Birds Began to Sing FREE – for five days only

Love a gripping, page-turning psychological thriller? Download my novel The Birds Began to Sing absolutely FREE – for five days only! Here is the blurb from the back of the novel: When aspiring novelist Alice Darnell enters a competition to … Continue reading

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Film Review – Murder on the Orient Express

Hercule Poirot’s luxuriant moustache is depicted far more as described in the novel in Kenneth Branagh’s new take on the Agatha Christie classic. Here the sheer volume of exquisitely groomed whiskers are endlessly distracting to quite amusing effect, far more … Continue reading

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You can’t please everyone

This goes without saying really, but all authors need to learn they cannot please everyone all the time. Tolkien famously wrote in his foreword to The Lord of the Rings that certain elements of his novel were singled out for … Continue reading

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Download The Thistlewood Curse FREE – for five days only!

Download The Thistlewood Curse absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle – for five days only!   The Thistlewood Curse is a riveting supernatural thriller featuring a young detective and her lifelong friend, a paranormal investigator who specialises in astral projection. With … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Limehouse Golem

A fine brace of lead performances from Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke form the heart of The Limehouse Golem, an agreeably nasty Jack the Ripper-esque Victorian whodunit with deliberately theatrical Grand Guignol horror hokum overtones. Deft sleight of hand and … Continue reading

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The Birds Began to Sing FREE from Amazon Kindle – for five days only!

Since it’s summer, here is the first in a series of giveaways on most of my presently published novels. Beginning today, for just five days, you can download The Birds Began to Sing absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle. The Birds … Continue reading

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