In which it’s giveaway time!

on September 6, 2013

Today wraps up our feature on SILENT IN THE GRAVE with a few extra goodies. First, do you know how the character of Grim came to be? Well, when I was in London doing research for the first Julia book, I visited the Tower of London—I’m actually incapable of going to London without hitting the…

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In which today is bonus day!

on September 5, 2013

Today we’re featuring a bit of bonus material on SILENT IN THE GRAVE. Here is an interview you might have missed–I did it in 2006(!) for the release of SITG with Reading the Past, Sarah Johnson’s superb blog on historical fiction. What attracts you to Victorian England? Oddly enough, the book was initially conceived as…

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In which we have Pinterest boards!

on September 4, 2013

One of the things I thought would be fun to do during the retrospective is to finally create boards on Pinterest for each of the books. (Actually, each book has had its own board for quite awhile, but gathering the images has been another matter entirely…) In any event, I’m so pleased to be able…

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In which today we have excerpts…

on September 3, 2013

Haven’t dipped a toe into the water yet? Then today’s post might just tempt you. It’s the first chapter of SILENT IN THE GRAVE: The First Chapter London, 1886 Other sins only speak; murder shrieks out. The Duchess of Malfi To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband’s dead body is not entirely…

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In which it all starts here

on September 2, 2013

So our two month long extravaganza begins today, fittingly, where it all began for me–with SILENT IN THE GRAVE. I had been writing novels for fourteen years without being published when I hit upon the idea of an aristocratic lady detective bent on solving her husband’s murder. (The notion of a particularly attractive half-Roma professional…

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