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What Amazon says The joint ages of friends Joy Lennick and Jean Wilson may add up to one hundred and seventy one years, but there’s nothing “old lace” about these two women writers; while the “arsenic” connection is questionable… Both adept at delving into the messy, murky world of murder, it is enlightening, and sometimes, a relief… to discover their added light, humorous touch. This makes for a diverse selection of highly entertaining short stories to tickle the fancy of readers of a variety of genres. Jean Wilson worked as a Queen’s Nurse in the 1950s, and soon earned the affectionate nickname ‘The Angel of Aldgate’ for her cheerful, hard work among the sick of the East End of London; and Joy Lennick wore a few hats before becoming an author in 1984; adding many writing projects to her long list, including five books. My review The charm of this collection of short stories written by Joy lennick and Jean Wilson, is that all of them are driven by interesting and authentic characters in a manner reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s novels. The superstitions, petty prejudices, and pleasures of these very English characters allow for thoroughly engaging stories with plenty of tongue-in-cheek British humour when circumstances and planned actions bring calamity down on their heads. I enjoyed the plots of the various stories but it is the style of the writing that made this a…
Originally posted on Robbie's inspiration:
There was a bit of a stir from the cubicles and two of the young nurses appeared and shimmied across.
'We reckon you were the group appearing with Doc Holliday and the Cards, in Dunstable,' the small nurse said, excitedly.
'Yeah, dead sexy you were and we tried to see you afterwards but the bouncers wouldn't let us near...' the darker haired one giggled.
'That was us,' Josh beamed. 'And I'm gutted that you couldn't meet us after the gig. We could have given you - um -our autographs.'
'We can still do autographs,' Zac grinned, 'in exchange for phone numbers.'
Such a Perfect Spot, she thought. Such an Ideal Place, he thought…They have The Look…Facebook Groups will never be the same…
To find out more and to hear me reading from another story, Apartment 206c, tune in to my podcast interview on The Authors Show, channel 4. I am chatting to my lovely host, Linda Thompson, about writing Undercover: Crime Shorts, what inspired me to write crime stories and about my life.
A group of archaeology students in northern England scrape at the soil near Hadrian’s Wall, once a barrier that divided Roman Britannia from wild Caledonian tribes. Twenty-year-old Noah makes an intriguing find, but hasn't anticipated becoming the object of desire in a developing love triangle in the isolated academic community at Vindolanda. He is living his best life, but must learn to prioritise in a race against time to solve an astounding ancient riddle, and an artefact theft, as he comes to realise his future career prospects depend on it.
Originally posted on JO LAMBERT:
Hi, Jo, Thanks so much for allowing me space on your fabulous blog, I am chuffed to bits to be back again. For this visit I thought I’d chat about my latest novel – the first in a series – called Ms. Birdsong Investigates Murder in Ampney Parva: Operation Matryoshka. I know, Operation Matryoshka is…
Originally posted on With Ink From the Pink Pen:
Colette, thanks so much for allowing Ms. Birdsong to grace your wonderful blog telling us about her life and work within MI5 – the British Security Services. Ms. Birdsong Investigates Murder in Ampney Parva: Operation Matryoshka, is with publishers now and is the first in a series featuring the former MI5…
Colette McCormick is my Guest Author today along with George, from Things I Should Have Said and Done…
Thins I Should Have Said And Done:
“I loved every second I spent reading this book and I never wanted the story to end.
A life that ended in a second and a family split from grief.
Everything can change in a heartbeat but love prevails from the other side.
Find out more by tuning in to The Authors Show to listen to me reading a chapter from Undercover: Crime Shorts, and to hear me discussing how I came to write it, what inspired me, and how my background has given me ideas for stories.
Stella is Dying. Nanny Reads the Tea Leaves and Tarot. Vix is worried sick. Narnia’s Children are starving. Renza has to leave…
Two girls, one rock musician. 1968 and the world is changing. Trip back and wallow in nostalgia for the music, fashion, food, the venues, the gigs, the musicians and so much more with Only One Woman. Written by those who lived it all.
Originally posted on Electric Eclectic's Blog:
Last year I had the opportunity to contribute a short story for an anthology which would go on sale in celebration of the 75th anniversary of VE-Day. I jumped at the chance. I’ve contributed towards various anthologies in the past but this one was and is special. The Anthology is called, VICTORY 75…