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…

My Favourite Characters

On Saturday I attended a book talk by an author who has written a mystery about the town where I now live. She spoke of her favourite character, one she had not originally intended to put in her book. An author naturally has favourites in each book. I thought I would list mine. When writing…