Luton Paranormal Society Investigates Nellie Rault’s Murder!

Back coverMNATLife as a writer is always full of surprises. I had an unexpected email from a member of Luton Paranormal Society saying that they were about to investigate Nellie Rault’s unsolved murder case and that they had read my novel ‘Murder Now and Then.‘ My murder mystery IS fiction, although Nellie’s story, whose murder in Haynes in1919, was unsolved (Lucille Vardon in my novel) is as close to the true story as I could surmise from research in newspaper cuttings of the day.

 

I stress that my solution to Nellie’s murder back in 1919 in my novel and the fictional murder in 2019 are pure fiction. (of course because the latter is set in the future one hundred years on!)

If you scroll down on this link you

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Nellie Rault’s grave in Haynes churchyard

will find that the Paranormal Society’s investigation has now been put back to 2018 but I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything. How exciting!

http://www.lutonparanormal.com/

 

 

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Crime author Laura Read’s review of ‘Murder Now and Then’

Laura Read and I have been following each other’s blogs for some time and so agreed to review each other’s novels with honest reviews. It is always refreshing as an author to read reviews like this and to learn from them.

ISBN 9780957252080

Murder, now and then available on Amazon Click on the cover link

Here is an extract:

‘The novel reminds me of the TV series Midsomer Murders, with strong themes of family, time and place featuring throughout. Diana describes all of the various suspects in detail, and frequently changes perspective to tell her story and reveal more clues. Her descriptions of the locations in Bedfordshire and Jersey, as well as how she brings her characters to life, are what make the story.’

Author Laura Read’s Blog

I take her points about technology and politics. Having written the story in 2013 the world was changing but I tried to predict short term future ~ a dangerous game when the novel is only launched in 2015 and the novel begins in 2016 and it is still circulating in 2017. I will have a more detailed blog post about this shortly.

Laura’s crime writing is much darker than mine. She refers to ‘Murder Now and Then’ as cosy in comparison, which is probably why it has been read in libraries. I am happy with that description since it focuses on the mystery and intrigue rather than the gritty nature of the murders.

I am in the middle of reading ‘Deadly Sins’ at the moment and I’ll review it due course, but I wish her all the luck in the world in her writing career.

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The Healing Paths of Fife

Many thanks for the thoughtful review 🙂

The Review Author

34916691Author – Diana Jackson

Rating – 4/5 stars

Number of Pages – 184

Publisher – Eventispress

‘The Healing Paths of Fife’ is a memoir of Diana Jackson. A travel path full of fantasy encounters. She met significant strangers while walking the coastal paths of Fife and had equally special and strange experiences and adventures. Some are spooky and some are pleasant. Every new day of Diana’s life is full of exciting adventures and with every day she understands what the time demands her to do. The Path proved to be a healing and self-discovering.

Diana Jackson was happily redundant from her lifelong teaching job. She has to relocate with her husband whose job is transferred to Fife from Bedfordshire. She met some interesting and strange people while walking and discovering her new place and settling down in her new life. She made new friends which she met by fate and…

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