There’s Been A Murder!

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I am so excited to be sharing the new covers for my Loveday cozy mysteries series. I’d love to know what you think of them. Crime fiction is rapidly becoming the most popular genre for readers, and cozy mysteries have enjoyed a huge share of that. Readers can connect with all the twists and turns of an intriguing plot in a story of murder and deceit – without the blood and gore. They are fast moving, exciting stories, packed with …

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It’s Cornwall, It’s Mystery, It’s Murder!

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The follow excerpt is from my very first book in the Loveday Ross Cornish Mysteries Series. I thought you might enjoy coming with me to have a look around Loveday’s stamping ground in Marazion, Penzance and Truro. Cornish Folk magazine office is right there in Lemon Street, plus the pub where Loveday, Merrick, and DI Sam Kitto all hang out. And above is a picture of Penzance, where Loveday does her shopping. Enjoy the read…. A CORNISH REVENGE By Rena …

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Inspiration for a Novel

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It happened years ago when we were sailing up the beautiful River Fal in Cornwall. A bend in the river, and suddenly there it was – an exquisite white house sitting high on the bank. Immediately my writer’s mind was whirring. I could imagine the vast airy rooms inside it, the high vaulted ceilings…the people who lived there. The woman would be an artist and her work would hang everywhere in the house. The man would be a rich Cornish …

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Plotting the Novel from the End!

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I’m almost 30,000 words into Book Six in my Loveday Ross Cornish mysteries series. It’s been progressing slowly and steadily, which is great considering the different approach I’m trying with this novel. My cast of characters came first, as always, and I’ve fleshed the new ones out with a CV and backstory. I even write a little potted history and description of places my characters visit. This is also the first time I’ve plotted my ending first. I took advice …

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Poldark Review – Episode Four

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There was a bit of Poldark bashing on Facebook last week, mainly criticising the lack of romantic build up between Ross and Demelza before their wedding, but in the books there was no great romance at that stage in the story. Ross had his wicked way with his kitchen maid, and he married her because he felt it was the right thing to do. When asked if he loves her, he says ‘we get on’. The earlier series indulged in …

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Poldark Review – Episode Three

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Well it was all happening in Episode Three, wasn’t it? Firstly, Ross became local hero when he re-opened the family mine, Wheal Leisure, providing jobs for all. …And then Elizabeth and Francis’s baby son was born. …And then Ross and Demelza got up close and personal. …And now they are married! WOW! …And, as it all that wasn’t enough, we had the pleasure of seeing the first Captain Poldark, Robin Ellis, in the same scene as our Aidan (Turner). For my …

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A Cornish Obsession – The Prologue

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This is part one of a two-day post. It’s quite long because I’m celebrating the fact that A Cornish Obsession is to be published by Ulverscroft in their Large Print Linford Mystery imprint. It’s my eighth book with this publisher. You can read the Prologue here, and Chapter One tomorrow… A Cornish Obsession Picture the scene – It’s a wintery December night and Jago Tilley is trudging back to his cottage in Marazion – unaware that he will be dead …

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Chocoholics Gather Round!

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It’s official. Chocolate is good for you!   And in the run up to Christmas when the supermarket shelves are glistening with festive tins, boxes, bars and bags of the lovely stuff, you might also want to know that eating chocolate could also stop you getting fat. I know! How good is that? According to scientists from a Columbian university medical centre, tests on laboratory mice revealed that one particular type of antioxidant in cocoa prevented them from gaining excess …

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Christmas, Murder – and a Cornish Obsession!

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 *Available here for a limited time at the introductory download price of 77p.   This lovely house in Marazion is where we stay when we go to Cornwall. Right next to it is the little cottage where Loveday Ross, the main character in my Cornish mystery series, lives. You won’t be able to see it because it only exists in my books, but it’s there all right. There are rabbits on the lawn, and the cottage looks out over a …

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Giving 10,000 Words The Chop – Ouch!!

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Happy Halloween! Today I’m celebrating the loss of 10,000 words. They have been axed from a second version of my soon to be published new book, A Cornish Obsession. And it was a haunting experience! I say ‘celebrate’ because it was a huge task to undertake, and somewhat emotional getting rid of those words, phrases, sentences – and in some cases whole chapters – without losing the context of the plot. But they’ve gone now, and this version of the …

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