Poppy Denby meets Dr Noir

Last night I had the privilege of having a consultation with the incomparable Dr Noir (the founder of Newcastle Noir) talking about my Poppy Denby books, and in particular, The Art Fiasco, set at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. The conversation ranged from my great grandfather’s murder, the importance of women’s voices in my books, to where to find loos on 1920s cruise ships. And all over a lovely glass of champers! Here’s a direct link to the video with Dr Noir ..

Poppy Denby, the 1920′s most flapulous reporter sleuth, has a new adventure coming out in October. And here, ladies and gentlemen, is the cover! The Art Fiasco is available to pre-order now. If you haven’t read the first four books in the series (available in paperback, ebook and audiobook) then there’s still time to catch up. Click here to put in our order.

I’m delighted to announce the publication of ‘Noir from the Bar’, an anthology of crime & mystery stories compiled by Virtual Noir From the Bar (the online offshoot of Newcastle’s Noir at the Bar) to raise funds for the NHS charity appeal. One of my stories is in there, but there are 29 more to get your teeth into too. Only £2.99 on ebook, £10 hard copy. Go on, buy a couple and give them away as presents. It’s for a good cause.

Click here to get your paws on a copy.