A Cornish Suspicion

Rena George Cornwall, Cosy Crime, Crime Fiction, Loveday Mysteries, The Loveday Mysteries 5 Comments

HELLO!  Hi! It’s great to be back blogging again. It’s even better if you, dear readers, have found your way here, especially you, Rhona, and you, Emily, if you’re out there. I’m excited to tell you that the new Loveday Mystery – A Cornish Suspicion – is now with Wendy, my proofreader, and should be available on Amazon by the end of the month. And just to give you a taste of what’s to come I thought you might like …

Another great DI Andy Horton read!

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Just dropping by briefly to leave a review of a book by one of my favourite authors. If you enjoy crime thrillers, you will love this. Lethal Waves by Pauline Rowson Every new DI Andy Horton book is cause for celebration in my house. I love police procedurals, and this series is one of the best. The sudden death of a woman on the Portsmouth to Guernsey ferry, closely followed by the shooting of a vagrant on the beach near …

There’s Been A Murder!

Rena George Book Promotion, Cornwall, Cosy Crime, The Loveday Mysteries, Uncategorized 2 Comments

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 …

Colour Your Stress Away

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Stress…stress…stress! We all suffer from it, and while we’re worrying about the things we should be doing, and fretting because we never seem able to get round to it everything – the blood pressure keeps climbing. Well stop! I’ve found the answer. At least it’s working for me, and it isn’t meditation or practising mindfulness. The activity that helps to lock my stress away in its box is colouring. Adult colouring books. I love them. The shelves in the bookshops …

Dangerous Cargo Review

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My Latest Read – Dangerous Cargo by Pauline Rowson Genre; Crime Thriller The body of a man washes up on the Isle of Wight and starts alarm bells ringing in the hierarchy of marine intelligence. As far as they knew, this man had died 50 years ago. So what was going on? Anxious to discover the truth, the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) get former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, to investigate. Marvik’s investigations catapult him into a trail of …

Eight Top Tips To Stay Organised!

Rena George Being organised, Writing 3 Comments

This is a ‘list’ post. You may have noticed I love my lists. There’s my ‘to do’ list, which I jot down daily and systematically work through. Everything doesn’t always get done, and the things that don’t are simply put on the next day’s list. There’s my characters’ list – one that’s always on the go, and constantly being added to when I’m writing. And then there is the list of things I need to research, and the list of …

A Writers’ Club’s Ghostly Success!

Rena George Stories, Writing 4 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of being in invited to judge a writers’ club ghost story competition. The quality of the submitted stories was heart-warming. The effort and sheer hard work that so obviously went into every single entry just shone through. I’m a big supporter of writing groups. They provide the opportunity to meet like-minded people and share support and encouragement with each other. Plus…you can have your work critiqued by fellow members. And if you’re lucky, someone brings cake. …

Writing Historical Fiction

Rena George Fiction, Writing, Yorkshire 8 Comments

I hadn’t intended writing a blog post on historical fiction this week, but these pictures, which I took in a 17th century coaching inn a day ago, seemed to lend themselves to it. Old places – I mean really old places – draw me like a moth to the flame. I have a fascination for the past and for how people used to live, which is why I set my Mellin Cove series in 18th century Cornwall. The pub in …

Getting Your Head Around the Wordcount

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I was planning to write a post today about wordcounts, and how some authors can manage a colossal output. For instance, best selling crime writer, Kerry Wilkinson, produces FOUR of his phenomenally successful DI Jessica Daniel books a year. (I don’t think he sleeps) But the prolific Val McDermid is comfortable with just one of her blockbusting novels a year. (This is her recent interview with Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Check it out. It’s brilliant!) Now I love writing …

Recent Great Read – And Justice There Is None by Deborah Crombie

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Recently read – And Justice There is None by Deborah Crombie Genre: Crime – Police Procedural I’m a fan of Deborah Crombie and have read most of the books in her Gemma James / Duncan Kincaid crime series, but somehow I missed this one. It was a treat to find. Dawn Attwood, the pregnant, beautiful wife of wealthy London antiques dealer, Karl, is slain in the drive of their fashionable Notting Hill home. Suspicion falls on her husband, or could …