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…

Elspeth’s Days Off

At a book talk I was asked what Elspeth enjoyed doing when not travelling for Lord Kennington. Consequently I began thinking about Elspeth’s times away from work. When not on long assignments, she lives most of the time in Gordon Mews (an imaginary place) near Kensington Gardens in London. She doesn’t like clutter and spends…