The great thing about the Bible, for artists of the past, was that it gave them a whole host of excuses to depict war, murder, pillage, rape, and a great deal of naked flesh, without risk of censure. Or mostly without censure. Michelangelo had a field day, but a few fig leaves were added later.Continue reading “Bad Hair Day for Holofernes”
Category Archives: My Books
Qui custodiet ipsos custodes
A funny thing happened to me on the way to writing my latest book, Bethulia. It’s a book in which, just for once, I feature a police investigation, and the opening sequence of that section portrays a young female police detective being treated disparagingly by a male senior officer, who exhibits decidedly misogynistic and racistContinue reading “Qui custodiet ipsos custodes”
Bethulia – Thorne Moore
Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
This week Crime Cymru’s Thorne Moore tells us about her new novel – Bethulia. For Thorne this marks a move into a new sub-genre of crime fiction – a bold move and I’m sure a successful one…… My latest crime fiction, Bethulia, breaks new ground for me, in that it…
Bethulia: The Master and the Mouse
My latest book, Bethulia, follows the story of several women, but they all revolve around a man, Simon Delaney. There are two things you need to know about Simon Delaney. a) he’s good-looking and b) he’s the bad guy. This is not a serious spoiler, because I think it’s fairly obvious to the reader fromContinue reading “Bethulia: The Master and the Mouse”
Bethulia: out now.
Well, here it is. Bethulia is officially launched today. My tenth novel – tenth published, that is, though probably my thirtieth in all. I’m venturing into new territory with this one. I mean geographical territory. I have set my previous books in West Wales, mostly north Pembrokeshire, where I live, and in Lyford which isContinue reading “Bethulia: out now.”
Bethulia: Truly Unreliable.
In my first published novel, A Time For Silence, there are two parallel stories. One follows Sarah as she investigates the mystery of her grandparents. The other is the story of her grandmother Gwen. The first is littered with confusion, as Sarah misunderstands just about everything that she discovers. The second is the truth, asContinue reading “Bethulia: Truly Unreliable.”
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…
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”
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.”
If I wrote Space-based science fiction set in some distant part of our galaxy, or even in a different galaxy altogether, I could have free rein to create planets, moons and asteroids as I wished and call them whatever I wanted. Rashly, I stuck to our own Solar System, partly because I am fascinated byContinue reading “Moonstruck”