Reviews

‘My favourite type of mystery, suspenseful, and where everyone is not what they appear . . . Christine is great at creating atmosphere . . . she evokes the magic of the stage, and her characters [have] a past to be uncovered before the mystery is solved.’ [Stage Fright]

- Lizzie Hayes, MYSTERY WOMEN

Seeing one’s book in a charity shop

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

I have to admit that this rarely happens to me. My first three novels, the ones featuring Cassandra James in Cambridge, were published only in hardback with shortish print runs (they are now all available as e-books, I hasten to add) and it’s mostly paperbacks in charity shops. The last one, Invisible, was available as a paperback, but […]

I’ve got a new publisher

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in Lion Hudson, new novel, New publisher | 14 Comments

This blog is mainly about other people’s books, but when momentous happens in my writing life, well, it’s only human to want to mention it. I’m thrilled to be able to say that I have just signed a contract for a two-book deal with Lion Hudson. They’re bringing out my new crime novel in October in the […]

The Tortoise and the Hare

More blog fun for me and Moira over at Clothesinbooks.com. This time we decided that I would pick a book for us both to read and that, without consulting, we would each blog about it on the same day and link our posts. Moira will chose next time. My choice is Elizabeth Jenkins’ 1954 novel, […]

R.I.P. Billy

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Cassandra James novels, death of a cat | 10 Comments

It was nearly eighteen years ago at the end of January 1998 when a small, long-haired cat turned up at our back door. He was cold and hungry and desperate. We already had two cats. My husband said, ‘if you let that cat in, he’ll be here for good.’ And he was. He wasn’t small for […]