Cairo Brief Blog Tour

This week Poppy and I are zooting around the internet on a blog tour for our latest book, The Cairo Brief. Do drop by if you have some time. Yesterday on Love Books I was talking about how my characters present themselves to me in ‘creative visions’. And today I’m talking about seances on Claire Musters’ blog, as well as the murky world of antiquity theft with Shelley Fallows. All sounds a bit dodgy, doesn’t it? ;) For links to those articles plus the rest of the tour, see the list below.

Cairo Brief is pick of the week!

What a lovely surprise to hear that The Cairo Brief is one of the Love Reading’s editors picks of the week. And what a fabulous review!

“An entirely charming, fascinating murder mystery set in the Golden Age Twenties. The Cairo Brief is the fourth in the simply fabulous ‘Poppy Denby Investigates’ series. Poppy is invited to attend a country house for the auction of an Egyptian mask… murder, curses and general skulduggery await her keen investigative skills. While this could potentially be read as a standalone, I do recommend starting at the beginning of the series with the wonderful The Jazz Files which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Endeavour Historical Dagger Award. Fictional characters mingle quite beautifully with historical figures such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Howard Carter and Emmeline Pankhurst. I adore Poppy, she’s intelligent, progressive, and knows her own mind. Fiona Veitch Smith’s descriptive detailing is just gorgeous, the dresses sparkle, the cars zip (or putter) along, and historical facts pepper and blend in with the storyline. Just perfect if you love to visit a bygone era, The Cairo Brief is a teasingly delicious and wonderfully readable mystery.”

LIZ ROBINSON

To read other reviews of The Cairo Brief on Love Reading click here.

Christmas book sale

Give a signed copy of one of my adult or children’s books to your loved one this Christmas. For a limited period my adult novels will be selling at £7 each and children’s books £5 each, with £2 for postage in the UK (children’s books will be £2 postage for up to 2 books at a time). Foreign postage will be £7 for adult books and £5 for up to two children’s books. In addition, I have a small number of large print books for the visually impaired – The Jazz Files, The Kill Fee and The Death Beat (The Cairo Brief will be released in the New Year). These are £10 each plus £2 postage in the UK, and £7 abroad. Choose the book/s of your choice from the column to the right and then message me with your request – contact form on ‘about’ page. Simples! First come first served…