Not Going Out

Two weeks ago, Herr Husband and I decided to distance ourselves as a safety precaution. We cancelled all social engagements and apart from getting out in the fields for some

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The Writing Machine

A recent article addressed the reality behind so many writers’ lives and I applaud that honesty. Because the opposite – ooh, look at me earning a living from nothing more than my imagination – is in most cases a falsehood.
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Top Tips for Crime Lovers #1

Crime writing is a broad church, with something for everyone. In my writing career, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some exceptional authors who have entertained, supported and helped me improve in the genre.
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In Praise of Readers

As every year, I start January full of good intentions. Some will stick, some won't and that's OK. One of the stickers will be my hardy perennial: to improve as a
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The City of Wine

Now I want to introduce you to La Cité du Vin (The City of Wine), one of the most intriguing sights/sites in the region of Bordeaux.
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8 Things about Bordeaux

Bordeaux is so strongly associated with wine that we sometimes forget it is an exciting multicultural city as well as a wine region.
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Explore Europe in 10 Crime Novels

Where are you going on vacation this year? May I suggest a European tour? Here are ten crime fiction books I’ve loved because they transported me to another country and in