A Halloween Story

Just finished, here’s my Halloween offering to put you in the right mood. I used to love horror stories. As the days shortened, Mum would often find me lost in a book when I should have been tidying my room, enjoying the creepy thrill of the inexplicable. But since last Halloween, I can’t stomach them.   … More A Halloween Story

The Friday Interview: Stevyn Colgan on the funny side of murder

My guest today, Stevyn Colgan, is writer and researcher on the popular TV programme QI. After several non-fiction books, his first novel A Murder To Die For is 92% funded and looks like hitting 100% any day now. It is expected to be published by Unbound in 2017. Tell us a little about your background and career so … More The Friday Interview: Stevyn Colgan on the funny side of murder

The ghosts behind ‘Ghost Variations’

Today I present a special guest post by Jessica Duchen author of Ghost Variations (20 September 2016, Unbound) about the spine-tingling and captivating historical circumstances on which her novel draws. Oujia boards, messages from dead composer Robert Schumann, a lost final concerto and a talented violinist heroine who attracted the finest composers and musicians… This piece has well and truly whetted my appetite for the book, as … More The ghosts behind ‘Ghost Variations’