Art in And By Fire: Wooden Boat with Seven People

Art plays a key role in And by Fire. The killers in each of the novelโ€™s two plotlines may be separated by centuries, but they are united in their passion for creating art and in their belief that art justifies not only self-sacrifice but the sacrifice of othersโ€”a line that most creatives, including this novelist,…

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Christmas Comes Early for Me . . . In an Avalanche of Great Reviews!

Ho, ho, ho . . . ๐ˆ๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐š ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซย  ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐๐˜ ๐…๐ˆ๐‘๐„ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐‹๐Ž๐•๐„๐‹๐˜ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ (no better gift for an author–that’s for sure).ย ย  Here are a couple of the latest . . . “๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ! ๐—œ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด…

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๐’๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ฒ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐Ÿ“-๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐๐˜ ๐…๐ˆ๐‘๐„!!!

Chuffed to share this great new review from Rozier Reads and Wine (a bookish Instagrammer)! Some highlights . . . ๐Ÿ”ฅ โ€œ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ, ๐ฆ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ, ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฑ ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐. ๐Ÿ”ฅ โ€œI thought this mystery book was extremely well done. The mysteries in each time period…

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History, Books, Wine and ME

Itโ€™s ALWAYS Happy Hour somewhere, right? So, you can listen to this fabulous podcast morning, noon, or night (drink optional). Today Iโ€™m DELIGHTED to be the guest author on the โ€œHistory, Books and Wineโ€. Listen wherever you download your favorite podcasts as chat with fellow authors Eliza Knight and Lori Ann Bailey covering some of…

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Autumn Book Trailer for AND BY FIRE

Donโ€™t know as Iโ€™ve said this before but my dual-timeline mystery ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ป ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น. In modern London fall is in the air even as the scent of burning leaves comingles with the more distressing odors of burning bodiesโ€”including one posed as a crucified Christ. In London of 1666 the Great Fireโ€”an…

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AND BY FIRE is a Kindle Monthly Deal!

I am delighted to announce that Amazon has selected And by Fire as a Kindle Monthly Deal for September! That means that from now until the end of September you can purchase a Kindle eBook copy of And by Fire for just $1.99. What are you waiting for? If you’ve already read my twisty dual-timeline…

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Writing Mystery Using Research Methods Taken From Writing History

I am delighted to be a guest on fellow thriller writer Alison Mortonโ€™s* blog today. As I turned from writing history (as Sophie Perinot) to writing mystery, I discovered that being a historical novelist had given me a fierce research toolbox and that those tools can benefit writers in every genre! Interested in my shortlist…

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Finding Notes In Booksโ€”itโ€™s not just a plot point

My novel, And by Fire, involves a collection of โ€œcase notesโ€ discovered by my modern London detectivesโ€”DIs Nigella Parker and Colm Oโ€™Learyโ€”but written by a pair of amateur sleuths more than three-hundred-fifty years earlier. Tucking things away in books not unheard of. I find everything from receipts to old school pictures tucked in mine. But…

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Where in the World is AND BY FIRE?

And by Fire has been out in the world for a little over two months now. And when I say out in the world, I MEAN IT. I am getting jealous! My mystery novel is connecting with readers in so many great placesโ€”from the UK to Alaska! Thanks to the readers who have thus far…

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