Poldark and A Cornish Ransom

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Two reasons to be doing a happy dance this Monday. 

Firstly, I’m still living the excitement of last night’s Poldark. The second episode of the new series of the excellent Cornish drama did not disappoint. Here’s a link to check out – and another!

Being a huge fan of that first iconic BBC series it was difficult to accept Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson in the Ross and Demelza roles that Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees brought to life so convincingly all those years ago. But all that has changed. I’m hooked.

And now Ross is off to London to be a Member of Parliament. Demelza’s visits down there should be interesting…

Winston Graham’s Poldark novels were dark and certainly gritty at times and the current series thankfully doesn’t attempt to dodge that in favour of chocolate box frippery. Even the odious toe-sucking Reverend Ossie Whitworth adds his own shades of light and dark.

So big pat on the back for that!

Here’s an earlier interview with Winston’s son, Andrew if you’re interested in knowing more…

My second reason for celebrating today (which perhaps should have been the first?) Anyway…I’m delighted to share the news that the new Loveday Mystery, A Cornish Ransom, is published today. It’s book #8 in the series, and it’s here.

The stories in this series can be quite gritty, but there are no gruesome descriptions of violence (although it does take place in the background) no explicit sex, or graphic details of post-mortems. But the stories are certainly not coy.

You can read a sample chapter  here

For all those who love Cornwall ~ the first book in the Loveday Mysteries, A Cornish Revenge, is free for readers who want to sign up for my email list.

We’re a friendly bunch who love our crime novels…and all things Cornish. We’re waiting to welcome you. Come and join us!

Happy reading (and viewing) everyone.

And don’t forget to leave that review… (PLEEZE!)

Rena x

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