As many of you know, when I’m not writing I make 1920s vintage outfits! Visit the Clara Vale Mysteries website to see how I made my latest dress for a video about The Picture House Murders + view the video of me at the Spanish City in Whitley Bay.
Are you a fan of 1920s murder mysteries or historical cosy crime? Have you read or are about to read the Miss Clara Vale Mysteries? Join me as I take you to various locations for the ‘Picture House Murders’, published by Embla Books – while wearing vintage style clothing I made from original 1920s patterns. In this first video I visit Exhibition Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, the location of the Great North East Coast Exhibition in 1929, and one of the key scenes in ‘The Picture House Murders’. You can also read about how I made the outfit! Click link below:
One of the reasons I chose to sign a contract with Bonnier Books is that they are an ethical publishing company committed to becoming carbon neutral. So I was delighted, yesterday, when I received an email from them telling me that for every book they publish they plant 10 trees – and I could choose where ‘my’ trees go! They partner with a number of reforestation projects around the world, and their latest one is in the Eastern Cape, on the outskirts of Addo. This is where my husband’s family live and where we met, at Rhodes University, over 30 years ago now.
So, thank you for buying The Picture House Murders. You will be contributing a couple of leaves to those trees!
Lights, camera, action! It’s publication day for The Picture House Murders, the first in the Miss Clara Vale Mysteries. Is it too early for champagne? While I ponder that, you can get your copy now! Ebook, print or audiobook via Amazon, or order a copy through your local bookshop. Embla Books, Bonnier Books UK
Lights, camera, action! To launch my new Miss Clara Vale Mysteries I have created a whole new website. Do visit the site and get to know Miss Clara and her world. It’s a work in progress and there is lots more material to add, but there’s enough to whet your appetite. Videos, film clips, fashion, locations … it’s all there!
The audiobook of The Picture House Murders, narrated by Hannah Genesius, is now available to pre-order. The Picture House Murders is the first in the new Miss Clara Vale Mysteries, set in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1929. Click below to hear a sample of the opening scene. And click here to pre-order!