The Whispering Trees – Jacqueline Harrett

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
This week we get a peek at Crime Cymru’s Jacqueline Harrett’s latest novel, published by Diamond Crime. The Whispering Trees, published by Diamond Crime in November 2022, is the second in my crime series featuring DI Mandy Wilde and her side-kick, DS Josh Jones. It was inspired by a walk…

My Review of Bethulia by Thorne Moore #TuesdayBookBlog #DiamondPress

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
I have read all of Thorne Moore’s books, so far, and I can honestly say this is one author who can turn her hand to any genre. From her days when she was published with Honno and her domestic noir stories such as: Motherlove, to being published by Lume and…

Smorgasbord Book Promotions – #Review – #FamilySaga – Sisters by Judith Barrow

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to share my review for the upcoming family saga, Sisters by Judith Barrow, available on pre-order for January 26th. About the book A moving study of the deep feelings – jealousy, love, anger, and revenge – that can break a family apart. … Sisters is another absorbing, emotional…

Bethulia and Otto

This is Otto, and he has a significant role in my new novel, Bethulia. Okay, when I say he’s Otto, that’s my name for him. He is actually “The Teifi Otter” and he was presented to the town of Cardigan on the Teifi estuary by David Bellamy on behalf of the Dyfed Wildlife Trust, toContinue reading “Bethulia and Otto”

Famous Sisters: Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Laura Makepeace Stephen #FamousSisters #relationships #families #artists #authors #lostsisters #Sisters #PreRaphelites #MondayBlogs

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
“Words are an impure medium; better far to have been born into the silent kingdom of paint.” © Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf and her sister, the artist, Vanessa Bell, were the daughters of the historian Sir Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Duckworth. Left: Vanessa Bell, 1902. Right: Virginia Woolf, 1902.…

Publishing Soon: Bethulia and the art of detection.

It’s a new year so it must be time for a new book. I don’t really stick to specific genres, since I’ve written historical fiction, futuristic science fiction, family sagas and domestic noir. I am not really sure if my latest book, Bethulia, adds another genre of detective crime, or if, like everything else I’veContinue reading “Publishing Soon: Bethulia and the art of detection.”

Away in a Manger – Thorne Moore

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
Our final Christmas short story of 2022 comes from Crime Cymru’s Thorne Moore. If I might say so, it’s an excellent example of drawing the reader into an emotional attachment with the central character. Away in a Manger – Thorne Moore So he says ‘That’s pretty impressive, lad,’ and he…

Conspiracy Theories by a Hospital Trolley.

Having spent 11 hours waiting for an ambulance, 5 hours sitting in an ambulance, and 4 hours sitting by an A&E trolley while overwhelmed staff find time to decide what to do with the patient, my thoughts on the situation crystallised, although I wouldn’t say anything changed. The nurse who was finally able to talkContinue reading “Conspiracy Theories by a Hospital Trolley.”

Matlock and the Christmas Music – Eamonn Griffin

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
This week I have the pleasure of posting the second of our Crime Cymru Christmas short stories; this time from Eamonn Griffin whos prison story last year was one of my favourites. (You may have sussed by now that our Christmas stories tend not to feature Santa or sugar plum…