‘Christine Poulson’s wonderful sense of place brings Cambridge to life. Cassie overcomes the problems facing her with wit and guile aplenty and ensures the reader’s empathy from first word to last . . . an enthralling and engaging read that underlines Christine’s burgeoning reputation as a crime novelist to watch.’ [Stage Fright]


Books, wine, good company . . .

I had a lovely  time on Tuesday at the launch of my new book, Cold, Cold Heart, at Waterstones in Sheffield. Books, wine, good company: what more could one want? A little bit of entertainment, perhaps? I decided to provide some in the form of a quiz about Antarctica, the setting for the novel. There were ten multiple choice questions and the prize was a copy of the latest CWA anthology, Mystery Tour, which I’ve mentioned before on the blog.

Here is a sample question: which of these will you not find in Antarctica?

A) Emperor penguin, B) Polar bear C) Leopard seal. D) Minke Whale.

That was perhaps the easiest. The winners got seven out of ten so the bar might have been set a bit high, but it was a lot of fun.

There was a good turn-out, especially for a miserable January evening, and there was a mix of good friends and perfect strangers.

I want to thank Russell, the events manager at Waterstones, for organising the event and enabling me to celebrate the publication of Cold, Cold Heart in style.


  1. Margot Kinberg
    January 26, 2018

    So glad to hear that all went well, Christine. It does sound like a lovely time! I wish you much success with the book.

  2. tracybham
    January 27, 2018

    Sounds like a lot of fun and I wish I could have been there. As much as I love reading about Antarctica, you would think I could do well on a quiz but I doubt it.

    I recently finished reading Cold, Cold Heart and I loved it. Enjoyed revisiting the characters and the setting was fantastic.

    • Christine Poulson
      January 28, 2018

      Thanks so much, Tracy. It WAS a lot of fun with a lot of friends and a really nice atmosphere. I am so pleased that you loved Cold, Cold Heart. It was fascinating to research and such a great place to set a mystery, a gift . . .

  3. moira @ClothesInBooks
    February 15, 2018

    Looks like a great evening – so glad it went well. I can personally attest that the quiz is great fun!


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