Updates

It's Prize Draw Time!

Monday, 11 June 2018

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Okay people, time for a prize draw! The Diabolical Club is 52% funded and I want to get it closer to 100% and publication. 

So, here's what I'm going to do ...

When the funding level reaches 75% I'll put the names of every pledger, existing or new, into a hat and let someone randomly draw out a winner. The winner will then choose from a range of prizes. Then I'll do the same again. And then…

It's Audiobook Release Day!

Friday, 1 June 2018

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Yes indeedy! The audiobook of A Murder To Die For is released today and is available from Audible, Amazon, iTunes, ISIS Publishing and wherever audiobooks are sold. Over nine hours of Rula Lenska deliciousness, murder, mayhem and laughs! Enjoy!

And DO keep tweeting, posting, reviewing, and otherwise spreading the word about The Diabolical Club! The book is written and ready to go - all I need…

Listen up!

Thursday, 17 May 2018

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Hey lovely patron people!  How do you fancy a sneaky listen to the first chapter of the audiobook of A Murder To Die For - prequel to THe Diabolical Club -  as read by Rula Lenska? You do? Oh, go on then. Just click here.

It's on sale as a CD and download from1st June.

And, if we can get the sequel funded (50% of the way there!) it may well get the audiobook treatment too.

Exciting…

Another Festival ... Another Murder!

Sunday, 6 May 2018

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'The great crime fiction author, Agnes Crabbe, was born in Nasely in South Herewardshire on the eighth of May 1895. Which is why, on or around the date of her birth every year, hundreds of her most devoted fans descend upon the little village to enjoy a weekend of readings, competitions, screenings, dramatic re-enactments, historical tours and talks by Crabbe scholars and other eminent people. From…

Putting you out of your Misery

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

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Hello all.

Here's a short update about what's going on in the world of A Murder To Die For and The Diabolical Club.

Firstly, TDC is finished! It's been through a raft of re-writes and critical reads and it will, once funded, go through a further series of edits and proofreads, of course. But it's pretty much there and I'm very pleased with it. If you enjoyed AMTDF, I don't think you'll be disappointed…

STOP PRESS!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

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Sorry to bombard you lovely pledgers but A Murder To Die For has been nominated for an award and I need your votes!

Voting has begun for the 2018 Dead Good Readers' Awards and I'm in with a chance this year in the category of: The Cabot Cove Award for Small Town Mystery. So, if you enjoyed the book, please take a couple of minutes to vote. Oh, and feel free to vote in any other additional categories…

Look where a pledge can lead you!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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I went over to Oxford today to the studios of ISIS publishing to meet the team and to say hello to the gorgeous Rula Lenska who has spent yesterday and today recording the audiobook of A Murder To Die For. It'll be out in June.

So let's get The Diabolical Club funded sooner rather than later because she wants to read that too!

 

Crawling Slowly

Monday, 26 March 2018

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Hello m'lovelies.

Not a lot to report - but here's the news that's fit to print :)

Since my last post on the 1st March, the book has only garnered an additional 4% and we're teetering on the brink of 40%. One more pledge should push us over. But there's still another 60% to go and, like all crowdfunders, I've been going through those dark nights of the soul and wondering whether The Diabolical…

World Book Day!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

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Happy World Book Day! Here's me as Paddington Bear. 

Actually I look more like Jamiroquai's grandad.

The campaign to fund THE DIABOLICAL CLUB kicked off on the 11th January and hit the 33% mark - a whole third of the way there - about a month later. What a great start! But the pledges have stalled now and it's taken three weeks to crawl up to 35%. Which is a shame as, judging by the feedback…

F*rts and Photographers - Where do ideas come from?

Sunday, 4 February 2018

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'Where do you get your ideas?'

It's the question that all writers fear. And it's the question that's most difficult to answer.

Neil Gaiman used to say that he got his 'from the Idea-of-the-Month Club,’ or 'from a little ideas shop in Bognor Regis.’ Other writers have given glib replies claiming that there is a secret society who send you ideas once you've been published. The rather more…

Crikey!

Sunday, 28 January 2018

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What a difference three weeks makes, eh?

Thanks to you lovely people, we're 25% funded already. To provide some sort of comparison, A Murder To Die For took twice as long to reach the quarter mark. But we can't rest on our laurels - if we want the book to come out sooner rather than later, we need more supporters.

Tell your friends.

Promote it on social media.

And PLEASE leave reviews…

Hello there!

Friday, 12 January 2018

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I suspect that, for most - if not all of you - this isn't the first time we've said hello. A Murder To Die For, the prequel to The Diabolical Club, isn't even in the shops until 25th January, so I imagine that most of you have pledged because you read the first book. And, presumably, liked it enough to come with me on this damnable crowdfunding roller-coaster all over again. Thank you.

Well, the…

Still funding
52% funded
216 backers