In May I'll be appearing at Crimefestin the UK. I'll be on a panel on Friday 16 May with fellow crime authors Elizabeth Haynes, Chris Longmuir, Lesley Thomson and Felix Francis entitled "What’s So Good About Crime?" It will be held between 17.10 and 18.00. CrimeFest takes place at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel, UK from 15 - 18 May 2014.
Then on Tuesday 20 May I will be entertaining the audience at Bognor Regis Library talking about the inspiration behind my crime novels and how I research, plot and write them. Tickets from Bognor Regis Library, London Rd, Bognor Regis PO21 1DE Telephone 01243 864638.
Apart from that I am putting finishing touches to the first draft of the new crime novel, the first in a new crime series before returning to work on DI Andy Horton number twelve in the series.
Meanwhile DI Andy Horton is now on the streets of Portsmouth and crossing the Solent to solve another crime in the latest in the series. Shroud of Evil was published on 30 April in the UK and Commonwealth ( it will be published in the USA on 1 August 2014).
In Shroud of Evil DI Andy Horton is assigned the case of a missing person: Jasper Kenton, a private investigator. When Kenton’s car turns up,and a shocking discovery is made, Horton soon finds himself embroiled in an investigation that has major personal ramifications, and one in which he has no choice but to withhold vital information. As he struggles to crack the case, he knows it is only a question of time before someone discovers he’s kept silent, and when that’s revealed,his part in hindering a major investigation will end his career . .