Well, strictly speaking, it’s hot ON the press! My second novel ‘A Violet Death’, co-written with my friend Julia Wherrell, was being printed yesterday. It will be available a week from today – Friday 15th August.
I wasn’t able to go to our printers, Maslands up in Tiverton today, but Julia went along to watch the covers and text coming off the presses. I found it absolutely fascinating when I went last year to see the first book in the series ‘A Sticky End’, being produced. All that whirring machinery is fascinating and watching a cover, then another cover and oh look, there’s another cover whizzing out the end of the machine is great fun!
A Violet Death is the second in our Swaddlecombe series and is set in the summer, following on from A Sticky End, that took place in springtime. Here’s a quick synopsis to whet your appetite:
‘After inheriting a cottage from her aunt, Victoria West is starting to settle into her rural life in Devon.
As Victoria and farmer Albert Moreton’s relationship blossoms, summer heats up and preparations for the Swaddlecombe Show are underway when a ferocious flash flood shakes up the rural idyll and a mysterious death is discovered.
Meanwhile, as she researches her latest article on Devon violets, Victoria meets the Ansome brothers who, in their very different ways, have a major impact on her future happiness.
Is Victoria and Albert’s romance doomed? Will the vicar ever dry out his cassock and will Moss the pup win his obedience class at the Swaddlecombe Show?’
So there you have it! As ever, it’s got plenty of humour as well as a few unpleasant incidents… and there’s yet more cake to add into the mix!
We do hope you enjoy it!