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From Whitechapel promo

There was a pain, a terrible empty, lonely ache of sorrow and loss, within my ribcage while my heart felt like it had turned to ashes. This then was the end of my journey, this then was the answer that I had sought for so long, this then was the secret that Whitechapel had been withholding from me. Alice Redmayne, beautiful daughter of a famous artist, has been haunted since childhood by the mysterious disappearance of her sister Beatrice but when she resolves to discover what happened all those years ago she finds herself enmeshed in the dark secrets of […]


From Whitechapel

There was a pain, a terrible empty, lonely ache of sorrow and loss, within my ribcage while my heart felt like it had turned to ashes. This then was the end of my journey, this then was the answer that I had sought for so long, this then was the secret that Whitechapel had been withholding from me… Alice Redmayne, beautiful daughter of a famous artist, has been haunted since childhood by the mysterious disappearance of her sister Beatrice but when she resolves to discover what happened all those years ago she finds herself enmeshed in the dark secrets of […]


Ripper Street is SAVED

Good news everyone! If like me you’ve wondering how on earth you’re going to survive without a regular dose of Captain Jackson (cor blimey), DS Reid (did you know that he was one cool guy in real life – he used to be really into jumping out of hot air balloons for fun and was an actual god’s honest real life DRUID?) and the rather fabulous Sergeant Drake as well as Long Susan, the bushy red bearded desk sergeant (as my great great great grandfather was a sergeant in H Division in 1888, I’ve decided that this was in fact […]


Happy birthday to me!

It’s my birthday today. Happy birthday to me, I live in a tree etc. As I write this now I am sitting at my dining table taking a break from the Top Secret Project while the Four Year Old watches Toy Story, however by the time you read this it’ll be tomorrow and I will either be watching From Hell (for the last seven years, I have watched this film the night before my birthday – don’t ask me why!), breaking my stupid diet with a trip to an American diner followed by pumpkin spice cupcakes or having a lie […]


The Sins of the Father – guest post

To continue with my series of guest posts from writers of historical mysteries, here is one by author Catherine Hanley, whose Medieval mystery The Sins of the Father is available to buy from The History Press. In most medieval literature, nobody pays much attention to common people. For example, in his famed contemporary account of the Third Crusade, Ambroise devotes a whole passage waxing lyrical about the heroic deeds of three knights at the siege of Acre, and then casually dismisses the deaths of five thousand ordinary soldiers in two lines. Someone, he then tells us, has written a list […]


A rose by any other name…

There’s been a LOT of excitement about my new writing project, which I feel I must thank you all for. I’m really loving writing this book and can’t wait until you can all read it, which will hopefully be later this year if all goes well. I’ve read and re-read Conan-Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books dozens of times since I was a very little girl but it would never have occurred to me to add anything to the vast amounts of speculative fiction about him until I had a conversation with my friend Del a while ago about whether his mother […]