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Not long after it was published I was delighted to receive a five star review for:
‘Murder, now and then’onReaders’ Favourite.
Here’s a copy of the review:
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite
Murder Now and Then: 1919 to 2019 Murder Mystery by Diana Jackson is a murder mystery with a difference – a time difference. Joanna Thomas is a farmer’s wife in 2019, who stands accused of the murder of her husband. She had no motive and the murder weapon has never been found, leaving Inspector Norton scratching his head in dismay. DS Brown and DS Petersen are not convinced that Joanne’s the murderer and continue their search, uncovering a number of coincidences that lead back to 1919, to another unsolved murder. Now they have more than one possible suspect, with alibis that don’t entirely check out. DS Brown and Petersen travel to Jersey in a bid to solve the crime but, on their return, things take a turn for the worse. It’s looking very likely that the murder in 1919 may have some strange bearing on the murder on 2019, but what it is?
Murder Now and Then: 1919 to 2019 by Diane Jackson is an ingenious story. I never figured out the connection between the two murders and that, to me, is the mark of a well-written mystery! It’s not a fast-paced book, but the story doesn’t lend itself to that. Ms. Jackson has taken the time to let us get to know and understand the characters in the story, how they fit in, as well as giving us the benefit of some historical research. It has a very well developed plot and is something very different, very clever. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be watching for more from Diana Jackson.
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I love being in the world of writing. It gives me a buzz, whether supporting other authors or working on my own projects and so I am looking forward to the challenges of 2022!
Aims for the year are to GO WIDE with some of my books, support other authors, raise more money for the foodbank and pick up and finish one of my on going projects. Which one, I have yet to decide.
We aim to begin to go wide with my books beginning with MURDER Now and Then, which will be available on KOBO, Barnes and Noble, Apple and Google Play for 1st February.
Then, gradually we’ll introduce other books ~ Riduna next.
Support other authors.
Eventispress is a writing Collective and we have gained two new authors in our family. It is such a privilege to work with them and support them through the maze of options. Their enthusiasm certainly rubs off and is like a positive energy snowball, increasing in momentum and brightness. More news about them both shortly, but Eventispress introduces Ian K Pulham here.
The Healing Paths of Fife
In order to continue to support Kirkcaldy Foodbank I need to update this little book. Cafes mentioned have closed down and others opened; some have changed hands making descriptions also untrue. I need to remove most of these, unless they are integral to the flow of the book, and write a forward saying that the walker will find it a delight to discover eateries for themselves.
I would like to write a short afterward to bring the walk up to the moment.
Finally I would like to encourage more cafes to sell the paperback in aid of the Foodbank. With over £700 raised for local charities I aim for £1000 by the end of 2022!
Three other personal projects ~ which to choose first?
Prequel to Riduna
My Mum and Dad’s prequel to Riduna written in tandem to my own still needs work to bring it to print but it would be a wonderful tribute to them both.
Sequel to MISSING Past and Present
The manuscript to this novel is over half way there and the plot still there ready for the moment when my brain says yes, It’s time!
Final book in my Riduna Series
I began this years ago. It is on my hard drive and a few people who enjoyed the first two books still ask me ‘when?’ I’m not sure if it is a project for 2022. We’ll see.