Celebrating a new arrival.


Whoever made this yummy looking cake must have been thinking of Cold Kills when they decorated it.

Cold Kills is out tomorrow – Christmas Day. Given the time of year, I don’t expect anyone to read it anytime soon. And I wouldn’t advise anyone to read it before they’ve had their Christmas dinner.

Cold Kills is my fifteenth book. The other fourteen have all been associated with my three series. Those three series each have established reader bases. I’ve been very fortunate that many readers who’ve read their way through one of my series have gone on to try another and in some cases another. There are some readers who have read everything I’ve written. For that level of support I am sincerely grateful.

I know many of my readers have downloaded Cold Kills on the strength of enjoying some of my other books, even though it is far removed from the usual stuff I write about. That’s such an encouraging thing for a CWAP. My thanks to you all. I can only hope you find something in it to enjoy. I believe the book has the potential to be a more thought provoking read than anything I’ve released to date.

It’s not going to appeal to everyone who picks it up. It’s quite possible that because it is so far removed my usual writing that feedback will be a good deal less positive than if I’d stuck closer to ‘home’. I’m prepared for that. That’s the chance you take when you offer something outside of the norm. I intend spending more time out of my comfort zone in 2017.

I’m back working on Poor Hands B&C#3. I’ve ordered the cover. I had a week away from it because while looking for something in my documents folder I came across another writing project I started a couple of years ago. I made the mistake of opening it and then reading it. I liked it. (So maybe it wasn’t a mistake.) I couldn’t remember why I’d shelved it and I couldn’t resist spending a few days on it. It’s now up to nearly 20,000 words. And I’m shelving it again. It’s a book that needs a plan, not my usual approach of making it up as I go along. (Maybe that’s why I shelved it before.) It’s the second time this has happened in recent months with forgotten documents in my ‘False Starts’ folder . Still, it’s nice to have a couple of projects in the bank for rainy days.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a healthy and happy Christmas with their loved ones.

cold-kills-largeCold Kills is available to order from these links :

Amazon UK and Amazon US



18 thoughts on “Celebrating a new arrival.

  1. WOW a definite departure from your usual style but an interesting read. Definitely thought provoking and having been stunned by the ending I want to read it again for obvious reasons
    Thank you

  2. I started the book. You are right, it is very different from your other work. I am one of the people who have read all the other books.
    Unlike the other books, I cannot read this one straight through. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone but it is a stress inducing book. I think that is a sign of a good book because I start to feel like I am there and have to stop reading for a while.
    Good job.

    • Hi Brenda,
      Thanks very much for letting me know that Cold Kills is engaging you. I can’t ask for more than that. 🙂 I look forward to seeing what you make of it when you’ve finished.
      Best wishes and thanks for your ongoing support of my writing.

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