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Month: March 2019

Spotlight on historical fiction and cozy mystery author Nicola Slade

Spotlight on historical fiction and cozy mystery author Nicola Slade

I am pleased to welcome historical fiction and cozy mystery author Nicola Slade to my blog today. Her novels have received praise for their humour and the characters’ eccentricity, as well as the depth and sensitivity of her writing. I’m glad she had time to chat before flying to Bellingham, Washington to receive a Chanticleer Award for one of her nine books! Today, this history and travel buff shares with us more about her work, favorite films and pastimes, as…

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When Fiction is Perceived as Fact: Rituals of the Dead

When Fiction is Perceived as Fact: Rituals of the Dead

My latest novel, Rituals of the Dead, came to be because I wanted to write a mystery about an Asmat bis pole. Considering the Asmat live in the Indonesian province of Papua, the setting for my historical mystery was easily decided. The premise was simple: my protagonist – an art history student in present-day Amsterdam – would investigate an event that took place in Papua, before the Dutch government ceded their control to the newly-formed nation of Indonesia in 1963….

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World War II and Looted Art – inspirations for The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery

World War II and Looted Art – inspirations for The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is a dual timeline thriller set in WWII and present-day Amsterdam. The plot and several characters were inspired by university lectures and archival research I conducted while studying art history and museum studies at the University of Amsterdam. To learn more about Amsterdam’s turbulent World War II history, read my article “Amsterdam: the Perfect Setting for an Art Mystery“. To learn more about the artists who inspired the portrait from which this novel takes…

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Spotlight on travel author Richard Clark

Spotlight on travel author Richard Clark

It is my pleasure to welcome travel fiction and non-fiction author Richard Clark to my blog today! He is here to tell us more about his latest release and first foray into fiction – The Lost Lyra. Spotlight on travel author Richard Clark The Lost Lyra is my first novel after a career of some 40 years in journalism and writing non-fiction books about Greece. Since I gave up the long daily commute to London 2 years ago to concentrate…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Mary Anne Yarde

Spotlight on historical fiction author Mary Anne Yarde

I am thrilled to welcome historical fiction author Mary Anne Yarde to my blog today! She is the award-winning author of the The Du Lac Chronicles and the founder of The Coffee Pot Book Club, a blog many historical fiction readers are sure to already know about. In this interview, she shares with us more about growing up in Glastonbury, her favourite books, researching historical fiction, and her writing routine. Spotlight on Mary Anne Yarde Please tell me a little…

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