Goodreads giveaway for The Lost Plot!

My American publishers are wonderful people who are doing a giveaway for The Lost Plot at the moment. Check it out at:

Dates are from Oct 10 – Oct 30, 2017, and sadly it’s only for the US, but if you want a chance at a copy . . .

back, exhausted, and more reductions

I’m now back from Vienna – which was awesome. I met some very nice people there (hi, Birgit and Eva!) and I saw a lot of the city – though there was far more that I’d have liked to see. I saw the National Library, the Art History Museum, the Sisi Museum and the Royal Apartments and the Royal Treasury and the Spanish Riding School and the Josephinum and the Prater and . . . (fingers give out)

It was magnificent. And the food was awesome. And I saw Don Giovanni at the Opera House, and Tanz der Vampire at the Ronacher. (My first time seeing Tanz der Vampire, though I’ve listened to the music often enough – it’s probably a good thing that was my last day, or I’d have been trying to find a way to manage to go a second time . . .)

Anyhow. Back to work. Or rather, back to work next week, as I have the rest of this week off. (And will be using the time to catch up with work on book five.)

On a money-saving note, The Masked City is still available on for Kindle at 99p, and I see that The Burning Page is now also available on for Kindle at 99p. I have no idea how long this will last, so if you’re after one or both of them, this is a good moment to take advantage.

The Masked City – now reduced as ebook!

It seems to be a new month and a new offer. Well, it is a new month and it is a new offer.

The Masked City ebook is now reduced on Amazon (UK, sorry). I have no control over this sort of thing, but isn’t it convenient?

Off to Austria tomorrow. Trying not to panic as I go through my mental list of things to check. A pile of stuff is waiting to be stuffed into my suitcase, etcetera. Was calming down earlier by watching The Great British Bakeoff while knitting. (That really is a very good way of calming down. I strongly recommend it.)

Am also suffering slightly from fictional blowback – after rereading a number of the Miss Marple short stories (Agatha Christie), I find myself imagining trying to explain things to Miss Marple as if she was standing next to me. It’s easy enough to explain Great British Bakeoff, but rather more difficult to explain the Umineko manga. “Well, it’s about a murder mystery, which is then repeated in different variations, and there are demons and witches and Knox’s Ten Commandments and swordfights . . .”