Dylan

Dylan

To paraphrase the Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, this, for me, is A Hard Day’s Morning’s Work, not in working ‘like a dog’, as the words of the song go, but in writing about our beloved greyhound, Dylan, who, after bravely recovering from a fractured ulna in his right...
In the Beginning

In the Beginning

This was the first of my thirteen Mrs Charles Murder Mysteries and that is me, sitting at my desk in what was then our London home.  ‘A Nice Way to Die’ was the original title of this novel.  It had just been published in the UK and this photograph was used with a...
A Hard Day’s Work

A Hard Day’s Work

It really is a hard day’s work, but I love putting on my gangster hat and then sitting down at my computer to lose myself in writing another East End Nine-to-Five Shelter gangster novel. which, I have no hesitation in admitting, unleashes the Jekyll and Hyde persona...
You Never Know Who’s Watching You…

You Never Know Who’s Watching You…

The excitable little guys featured in the heading for this blog on my latest Mrs Charles murder mystery have been hovering in the wings for a very long time, polishing the lenses in their binoculars while waiting for this big moment to arrive.  I hope they aren’t...
A Sad and Sorry Tail

A Sad and Sorry Tail

It certainly has been a sad and sorry tale for Dylan, our rehomed, fourteen-and-a-half-years-old, retired racing greyhound.  He’s the handsome guy wearing the red house collar in my photo and was a casualty of a failed marriage before finding a new home with us nine...
Paperback Paperback

Paperback Paperback

‘And I want to be a paperback writer…’  So goes a line from the Lennon/McCartney lyrics of their song, “Paperback Writer”.  I, too, want to be a paperback writer.  But like the song says, ‘I need a break’!  Not from trying to be a paperback writer – I am that already...

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