A new shop opens in Pitkirtly

I'm not sure if it's really a new shop as such, since it may be one that's been lurking for a while in the wings, waiting to be brought on by the set crew. I think there are more sets stored back-stage, more characters in the green room, than I've had room for on the …

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next steps

So far the characters in my quirky mystery novels have attempted several different kinds of crafts, although only in one case has this been very relevant to the plot. In 'Crime in the Community' I introduce Maisie Sue McPherson, an American quilter who pops up occasionally in the other novels in the series. In the second, …

timelines

I'm not sure how much time the average quirky mystery covers. Is the action typically all over within a few days or is it drawn out over weeks or even months? My instinct is to rush through all the action as quickly as possible before I forget where I'm going with it. Sometimes this is …

Auspicious day

Today, Monday 24th January, isn't really a very special day in most ways, but for me it's when I draw a line under 'Reunited in Death' (yes, that's the final title - until I change my mind again) for the moment and move on to start editing 'A Reformed Character'. As I am not very …

Happy New Year 2011!

Cecilia knits her way into the New Year Just to prove I am a fitting writer of cosy mysteries (or 'quirkies' as I am starting a campaign to call them), this is what I was doing last night while other more foolish people were out in the cold watching fireworks. Sometimes untangling the wool is similar …