One of the nicest things about becoming an author is receiving contact from readers. I love receiving messages from people who’ve read my work and chatting to people on Twitter and Face book. So you can imagine my delight when I was contacted by a local book club who’d read An Unfamiliar Murder and invited me to a meeting to talk about it.
With a mixture of excitement and trepidation I drove across to Northampton to spend an evening with the Marvellous Readers Book Club last Thursday. The venue was the cafe in ‘The Most Marvellous Place to Shop’, a bohemian store that sells vintage clothes and items. This is not my local town and I’d never visited store before, but it’s one of those places that you glance in the window as you pass by and share a little gasp with your friends: a place brimming with unusual gifts, home ware and clothes to suit every occasion; a place so wonderful that I’ve already made arrangements for a return visit with my daughter this coming weekend.