Works In Progress

The books in the Elspeth Duff series are always in progress. Number seven, A Blackmailed in Bermuda, is currently undergoing its second review by my new editor. I am planning to have it published this winter. Number eight, working title A Presumption in Perthshire, is in its third draft, and will be published next year.…

Apologies for Lack of an Electronic Version

The Kindle version of A Deception in Denmark should be out shortly. Unfortunately there is always a delay in the electronic version of a book because it has to be reformatted. I appreciate that some of you are impatiently waiting. For fans, the Elspeth Duff mystery number seven is in the editing process. It’s called…

A Deception in Denmark

Today I sent this book to the publisher! I have had to change publishers and my editor was ill for a long time. But the book is finally done! I expect it to be ready for publication in April. Here is the back cover description: Fabia Alberti has stolen the identity and is using the…

At the Kennington Beverley Hills

Author’s Note: Because of a number of unforeseen circumstances, the publication of my next book, A Deception in Denmark, will be delayed until late next winter or early spring. Therefore to keep my readers interested, here is a snippet of how Elspeth Duff got hired by Lord Kennington. At the Kennington Beverley Hills Elspeth Duff turned…

Snippet 3: A Hollywood Christmas

I have only hinted about Elspeth’s life before the murder in Malta, so as a Christmas gift to you I thought I would write a snippet about her time in Hollywood. This story would have taken place in 1989. A Christmas Eve Reflection in Hollywood Elspeth Duff Craig stood at the kitchen counter and surveyed…

Snippets

In July I was knocked down by an untethered standard poodle and suffered a severe concussion and broken bone in my back, luckily without nerve damage. My doctor has told me I should not be writing anything as complex as a novel for the next six months. She did say, however, I could write short…