I'm delighted to reveal the wonderful new book cover for Murder in Park Lane, the fifth novel in The Detective Lavender Mystery Series, which will be published on February 12th 2019.
Sales Milestone for The Second Book In The Lavender Series
I received a lovely surprise in the post today from my publishers - a plaque marking 100,000 sales of my second book in the Detective Lavender Series, The Sans Pareil Mystery.
I've now got a matching pair on the wall in the study.
The same plaque for The Heiress of Linn Hagh arrived two years ago.
I'm a very happy little author today.
New Book Covers
My debut novel Catching the Eagle and it's prequel, February 1809, have both had a makeover.
Two hundred years after his death, our family rogue, Jamie Charlton, has never looked so good.
Many thanks to my talented cover designer, Lisa Horton for these brilliant image. Lisa designs the book covers for the Detective Lavender Mystery Series (published by Thomas & Mercer) and I have asked her to upgrade the covers of all my self-published novels.
This is the concluding novel in Jean Gill’s fascinating series about the glittering and scheming world of French court life in the twelfth century but there’s an added bonus in this book when Dragonetz and Estela travel to mysterious Wales in the Isles of Albion. They soon find themselves caught up in the political intrigue of the Welsh Principality.
Gill is a excellent writer who sweeps you along into her world, and Wales is her world. Her descriptive prose of the misty valleys of her homeland is amazing and has poetry in its imagery; she describes it like a spell-bound lover.
As usual, it’s the strong characters of Dragonetz and Estela who shine in the novel but even the personalities of the minor characters leap off the page with wiliness and humour.
I'm sad to say 'goodbye', but ‘Song Hereafter’ is an excellent conclusion to a great series. It can easily stand-alone for new readers.
D-Day: 11th January 2018
That's the date,folks.
On the 11th January 2018, Thomas & Mercer will publish the fourth novel in The Detective Lavender Mystery Series:
Plague Pits & RIver Bones.
It's already up for pre-order on Amazon with its lovely new book cover and racy blurb and this happy, little author is doing an excited dance around the kitchen.
London 1812: Savage gangs intent on treachery and revolt besiege the capital, while a brooding menace stalks the corridors of the Palace of Westminster. When Detective Stephen Lavender is called in to investigate a highway robbery and a cold-blooded murder, both the cases take a dangerous and disturbing personal twist.
Meanwhile, Lavender’s trusted deputy, Constable Ned Woods, finds a mysterious, severed foot washed up on Greenwich Beach. They soon realise that these ancient bones are more sinister than they first appeared.
With Bow Street Police Office undermanned and in disarray, it will take all of Lavender and Woods’ wit and skill, with help from Lavender’s spirited wife, Magdalena, to unmask the fiend behind the mayhem; restore peace and justice to the beleaguered city and solve the tragic mystery of the severed foot.
But will they do so in time to foil a plot that threatens to plunge the country into chaos?
'THE SCULTHORPE MURDER' REACHES 50,000 SALES
I am absolutely delighted. My publishers have just informed me that 'The Sculthorpe Murder' has already made 50,000 sales worldwide in the 9 months since its publication. It seems unbelievable that this many readers have followed Detective Lavender and Constable Woods to the third book in the series. In addition to this, the reviews on both sides of the Atlantic have been fantastic! It has an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in the UK.
My happy but crazy imagination is now trying to work out what 50,000 readers look like...it's a football stadium full, isn't it?
Cue happy author dance around the kitchen....
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