Publication Day!

Originally posted on Jane Bwye:
June 1st is Publication Day for “The Secret” by my fellow Crooked Cat author, Katharine Johnson! We have shared tables for many an hour at book festivals. She’s a lovely person, and I thoroughly enjoy reading her books. This is the second book set at Villa Leonida, the house at…

Thursday Themes – Katharine Johnson

With Publication Day for The Secret coming up tomorrow, I’m so thrilled to be able to share my thoughts on secrets in the first of Jo Fenton’s brilliant new blog series where authors talk about the main theme in their books Jo Fenton I’m delighted to be able to welcome Katharine Johnson to my blog … More Thursday Themes – Katharine Johnson

Meet the characters from The Secret – Martina

Martina’s born into a large, poor, noisy family living in a small terraced house just below the piazza in Santa Zita. Her best friend is Irena. They talk about everything together.  Martina’s beautiful, challenging, bold and competitive. She’ll never give up or resist a dare. But she’s also impatient and has a tendency to mock … More Meet the characters from The Secret – Martina

Meet the characters from The Secret: Irena

Continuing the introductions to the residents of Santa Zita, here’s Irena. Irena is born on 28th October 1922, the same day as Martina, her best friend, and the day of Mussolini’s March on Rome. The village in which Irena grew up is small but vibrant. There’s always something going on – processions, dances, festivals, a … More Meet the characters from The Secret: Irena

Publication Day review – The Angel Makers by Tessa Harris

It’s Publication Day for The Angel Makers, the second in the Constance Piper mystery series. If you love Victorian crime with a touch of paranormal you won’t want to miss this! Tessa Harris’s 18th century Thomas Silkstone anatomist apprentice series has been hugely popular. Fans of Silkstone will love the Constance Piper stories too. Constance … More Publication Day review – The Angel Makers by Tessa Harris

Wartime Secrets in Tuscany: an Interview with Katharine Johnson

Originally posted on Vanessa Couchman:
I’m delighted to welcome back Katharine Johnson, whose historical mysteries make engrossing reading. She’s already told us a little about her latest novel, The Secret, when it was a work in progress. Now, publication day is approaching on 1st June, and I’m looking forward to The Secret popping onto my…

Book review: The Healer’s Secret by Helen Pryke

Road Trip Reads: Italy Continuing my series of reviews of books I’ve enjoyed in-situ, I took The Healer’s Secret by Helen Pryke with me to read while staying in the Garfagnana region of Tuscany. It turned out to be a perfect choice. I love books about dark family secrets so was immediately drawn to this one. … More Book review: The Healer’s Secret by Helen Pryke

Character interview: DS Coupland talks to his author Emma Salisbury

Absent by Emma Salisbury blog tour @emmasauthor @LoveBooksGroupTours I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Absent by Emma Salisbury today. DS Coupland from Salford Precinct station stepped out of the pages of the new book to have a chat with his author: ‘Hey Coup, what’ve you been up to?’ ‘Never mind … More Character interview: DS Coupland talks to his author Emma Salisbury