Starting something new

Detective Jeff Lincoln and I are on a break! And I don’t mean a few days away by the sea. (If you’ve read the books, you’ll know Lincoln doesn’t really do holidays.)  No, I mean, we have consciously uncoupled for a bit, while Book 5, A Strange...
When’s the new book out? What’s it about

When’s the new book out? What’s it about

The new one, the fifth book featuring DI Jeff Lincoln, is called A Strange and Murderous Air and should be out this November. What’s it about? Secrets and revenge. UFOs and a drunken wedding night. Secrets? The secrets we keep for decades, and those official...
Why do I write?

Why do I write?

Readers often ask what inspires me to write, and I have to confess that I’m not really sure. Certain places capture my imagination – houses I visited as a child, favourite towns or country villages. But the setting isn’t enough in itself. Every story...
What’s THIS one about?

What’s THIS one about?

The fourth book featuring Detective Inspector Jeff Lincoln, The Promise of Salvation, is set in February 2017, a few months after the ending of The Shame of Innocence. A gale has ripped the top off an old well that’s been used by fly-tippers for years. Barbara...