The author of the Maggie Hope Mystery series
writes about KBO, cocktails, code-breaking, and red lipstick.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Churchill's Reaction to Reported Gay Scandal

Winston Churchill's reaction to a reported gay scandal: "Makes you proud to be British, doesn't it?"

Read the full story, narrated by the magnificent Stephen Fryhere

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Winning the Barry Award, and Remembering Barry Gordon

Thank you so much to Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine for awarding Mr. Churchill's Secretary the  Barry Award for Best Paperback Original at Bouchercon 2013 in Albany on September 19th.

I didn't have the privilege of knowing Mr. Barry Gordon, but from the esteem the mystery writing community holds him in, I can only imagine what a kind and generous person he must have been.

It's a true honor to accept this award in his name.

Friday, September 13, 2013

SNEAK PEEK: The Cover of The Prime Minister's Secret Agent, Maggie Hope Mystery #4!

The cover art for The Prime Minister's Secret Agent is by amazing illustrator Mick Wiggins, who has created the art for all the Maggie Hope novels. Check out his fabulous website here. (In awe of his talents, as I can barely manage stick figures....)

The setting is Arisaig House, a manor house on the coast of Western Scotland, which was a SOE spy training camp during World War II. Now it's a Bed and Breakfast, and I was privledged to stay there last January, to do research. Here's a photo of the outside of the house:

The Prime Minister's Secret Agent is scheduled for release in June of 2014.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Announcing Maggie Hope Books #5 and #6!

Thrilled to announce that Maggie Hope will continue her adventures, begun in Mr. Churchill's Secretary, with as-yet-untitled books #5 and #6!

Thank you, Levine-Greenberg Literary Agency and Random House!

(Sesame Street's "Queen of Six" to celebrate....)