“Congratulations! Your book will be highlighted on Book Club Central’s Sisters in Crime: Very British Murder list!”Here’s the link. http://www.bookclubcentral.org/2019/02/06/very-british-mystery/
That’s the start of an email I received this morning. It refers to Outside the Lines, much of which takes place in my home country, Great Britain. This news comes at a particularly auspicious time, as OtL is on sale all next week, on Amazon from Sunday, February 10-17 for only .99 Please help me spread the word.
I’ve lived in the US since I was 14 (that’s a Very Long Time) but England is still my home country. When I was invited to give a lecture at the British Institute of Graphology, I jumped on the opportunity. Being in London always reminds me of my roots. I think of my grandmother (“nanny”) and the aunts and uncles who are no longer there. The moments are bittersweet.
My old primary school on Ecclesbourne Road is gone, but the block of flats in Islington (N1) where I lived as a child in the 1950s still rises across the road from the old church. I hear the place has been gentrified. Back then, though, we played on a cleared bomb site between the flats and a newer playground. Bits of broken furniture still littered the area. I have a clear memory of finding a jawbone–animal, I hope. Hmmm…maybe my interest in mystery started there.
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