The Stranger in My Bed: Take 2.

The Stranger in My Bed: Take 2.

Three weeks ago I reviewed Karen King's latest, The Stranger in My Bed. While it is billed as a psychological thriller, the issues that underlie the story are important. Here Karen talks a little more about them. Thank you, Tom, for your blog post about my new...

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Pink for a girl?

As I promised last month, I'm cutting back on the effort that I'm putting into blogging, which has meant book reviews on Fridays instead of separate review blogs on Tuesdays. That, combined with technical problems while I migrated my blog to a new host (some photos...

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Jennifer Macaire’s latest

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know how much I enjoy. Jennifer Macaire's writing. So I'm delighted to have her here talking about her next book. A Remedy in Time Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog! I'm here to talk about my newest time...

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The Stranger in my Bed

The Stranger in my Bed

‘Coercive control’ is a form of domestic abuse that has started to be taken much more seriously over the past few years, especially since the Serious Crime Act in 2015. It’s not a new thing and there have been many stories and films featuring it over the years. In...

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Halloween

We’re just a week off Halloween now and normally I’d be worrying about my costume for the street-skaters’ Halloween skate. The Halloween skate is probably the social highlight of the skate year and the after-party has been listed in London’s Evening Standard newspaper...

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The Forger and the Thief

The Forger and the Thief

In keeping with my promise last week that I am going to cut back slightly on blogging, I'm going to stop doing all my book reviews as separate Tuesday blogs. So here, as my first Friday book review for a while is a look at Kirsten McKenzie's latest. Like all of us,...

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Blogged out

I’m pretty well all blogged out this week. Besides my own blog, I’ve been writing on those of several other generous authors who have given me space so that I can encourage people to buy Burke in the Peninsula. Those of you who have been following me through the year...

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Lost in Talavera: what could possibly go wrong?

Lost in Talavera: what could possibly go wrong?

People seem to have enjoyed the accounts of my trip to Talavera which have popped up on various websites while I've been promoting Burke in the Peninsula. I'd like to say that the whole experience was massively less chaotic than I depicted it, but sadly my beloved was...

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Book review: Money

Book review: Money

I live with somebody who understands a lot about money. I don't mean that she's great with the household budget (although we seem to keep afloat somehow) but that she understands some of the arcane areas of financial policy that make me very pleased that it's her job...

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