Leslie Scase – Q&A

Leslie Scase is the author of Fortuna’s Deadly Shadow. His latest novel, Fatal Solution, was published by Seren on 1 May 2021. Leslie kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Fatal Solution. Set in 1890’s South Wales, this is a late Victorian crime mystery with themes of industrial espionage,…

Alan Lea – Q&A

Alan Lea’s novel Hermetica was published by Detritus Books on 1 October 2021. Alan kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Hermetica. Hermetica starts off with Dase finding a piece of newspaper that shouldn’t be there. Dase is a passenger on a generation ship that’s going to take a…

Lauren Brown – Q&A

Lauren Brown’s book, Hands: An Anxious Mind Unpicked is published by Harper North on 20 January 2022. Lauren kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Hands: An Anxious Mind Unpicked. So my memoir hands started as an attempt to get to the bottom of my anxiety and the way…

High Pressure by Sam Blake – extract

Sam Blake’s novels include Little Bones, Remember My Name, The Dark Room and In Deep Water. Her latest novel, High Pressure, was published by Corvus on 22 September 2021. Today I have an extract to share. The bus lurched again and Brioni steadied herself, checking the time on her phone. Her shift started at two….

Lorraine Johnston – Q&A

Lorraine Johnston is the author of MacMoley Moves Home. Lorraine kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about MacMoley Moves Home. MacMoley Moves Home is an earthy tale about a mole who has too much stuff. I think we can all relate to him. He interrupts other underground critters during…

Marguerite Poland – Q&A

A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland was published by Envelope Books on 18 November 2021. Marguerite kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about A Sin of Omission. In the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Stephen (Malusi) Mzamane, a young African Anglican priest, must journey to his mother’s rural…

The Addiction Manifesto by J R Weaver – extract

The Addiction Manifesto by J R Weaver was published by Palmetto Publishing on 6 July 2021. Today I have a short extract to share with you. My story is filled with ugly memories of times when I tried to fight back but ended up in the same place. Addiction knows that all it had to…

Aline Templeton – Q&A

Aline Templeton’s books include Human Face, Carrion Comfort, Devil’s Garden and Cold in the Earth. Her latest novel, Old Sins, is published by Allison & Busby on 18 November. Aline kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Old Sins. In Old Sins, DCI Kelso Strang is taking his first…

Margaret Kirk – Q&A

Margaret Kirk is the author of Shadow Man and What Lies Buried. Her latest novel In the Blood, was published by Orion on 28 October 2021. Margaret kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about In The Blood. Hi Janet, delighted to take part in From First Page to Last!…

To the Lake by Yana Vagner – extract

To the Lake by Yana Vagner was published by Swift Press on 4 November 2021. Today I have an extract to share. 2 PLANNING THE ESCAPE I’ve had this dream for as long as I can remember. Sometimes once a year, sometimes less often, but every time I begin to forget it, it comes back….