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DIGITAL_BOOK_THUMBNAILI’ve just uploaded the 6th ‘Just Woman’ story to Amazon Kindle. This time I used Amazon’s ‘cover creator’ to create a cover reminiscent of the Edgar Wallace hardbacks of the 1930s. (I’m still working on a good 1920s cover …).

Price: the lowest price, as usual.  Book description:

Mirabelle Leicester has always known that her husband Leon Gonsalez is the ‘possessor of innumerable coats of arms, quarterings, family mottoes direct and affiliated’ (in the words of Edgar Wallace), but since their marriage she has  discovered that he also has a real family, including a revolutionary cousin from Barcelona and an aristocratic aunt. When the cousin asks for Leon’s and Mirabelle’s assistance in clearing his name, the investigation takes them to Spain: trailing kidnappers, dodging gunmen and encountering old friends.

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I’ve uploaded the fifth Mirabelle Leicester (a.k.a. the Just Woman) book to Amazon Kindle. It should be available for purchase within 72 hours; or you can get the beta version for free on Wattpad.

The cover picture shows Isola Koskina: Wallace fans have met her before in Again the Three, in the story of the ‘Happy Travellers’. In The Sapphire the events of ‘The Happy Travellers’ occurred last year, and somehow or other Isola has escaped prison and is back in Italy, still plotting against the government.

The Sapphire black and whiteAnd here’s the blurb:

London, 1924. After the dramatic events of Four Days in October and the exciting General Election, the Three Just Men and One Woman intend to return to solving some of the other criminal cases crying out for their attention. Mirabelle and Leon have an Italian banking case to investigate which would take them away from England and the influence of the irrational and disruptive Maria of Gratz. It’s time to return to the sort of cases that made them famous! But Europe in 1924 is a dangerous place; perhaps they should stay in London and investigate a missing jewel — a valuable sapphire brooch that was given away to a notorious criminal. But as it happens, Mirabelle and Leon know the criminal …
The Sapphire continues the story of Four Days in October and The Woman of Gratz. It is based on the characters in Edgar Wallace’s thriller The Three Just Men (1924)

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The second book in my ‘Just Woman’ parody-0f-Edgar-Wallace series will be free to download for Amazon Kindle this weekend, Friday to Sunday.
Mirabelle5 London, 1924: Europe is still reeling in the aftermath of the First World War. The birth of cinema, dance music, fashion and motor cars for the masses is opening up a brave new world of opportunity, where old barriers of privilege crumble and anything seems possible.
But across the continent, Fascism and Communism confront each other, while working men and women struggle to keep a roof over their heads.
When bold, sassy young Mirabelle Leicester left her bankrupt little farm in Gloucestershire to seek work in the great metropolis of London, she met the Three Just Men and swopped a life of rural tranquillity for high adventure.
Every day now brings new surprises and fresh challenges for Mirabelle as she and the Just Men strive to impose justice where the law has failed.
On a quiet morning when only Mirabelle is at home, a client arrives with a tale of attempted poisoning – but is she hiding an attempt at blackmail? Is a discarded cufflink enough to connect a man with murder – and when a suspected murderer is murdered, should Mirabelle intervene? A factory owner asks for help in identifying saboteurs – but when it turns out that his factory is really a sweatshop, does he have some darker plan in mind? A romantic moonlit walk becomes a criminal investigation when Mirabelle and her husband Leon witness a building accident, and reveal a network of local council corruption, forgery and blackmail.
In her battle against injustice, Mirabelle finds many allies: the resourceful and fearless housemaid Lucy Baines, the policewomen WPCs Busby and Pearce, and the redoubtable Nurse Wilson. But when the mysterious Maria of Gratz threatens the Just Men at their very heart, even Mirabelle is baffled.

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After some problems following Amazon’s Cloud failure earlier this week, I’ve uploaded books 2 and 3 of ‘The Just Woman’ series to Amazon Kindle: these are the sequels to The Flat in Doughty Court. With echoes of the golden age of crime and thriller fiction, they don’t set out to be great literature. I wrote them as a fun read for myself, friends and family, and hope that other readers will enjoy them too.

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The Flat at Doughty Court is free this weekend! Find it on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XBNPSBD (Amazon UK) and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XBNPSBD (Amazon UK), etc.

Sassy young Mirabelle Leicester drives in fast cars, shoots at bad guys and brings criminals to justice — every young girl’s dream!

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Whatever happened to the brave, sassy Mirabelle Leicester after she escaped from the clutches of the evil Doctor Oberzohn at the end of Edgar Wallace’s 1924 novel The Three Just Men? Where did she and Leon Gonsalez go after they drove off in Leon’s big fast car? A girl as resourceful as Mirabelle was certainly not going to let her hero get away from her … Edgar Wallace never told his readers what Mirabelle Did Next, so this story sets out to follow her and Leon to her aunt’s flat at Doughty Court in Bloomsbury to find out. More than eighty years after the great mystery writer’s death, we explore where this indefatigable pair might have travelled after they left Edgar Wallace’s pages.

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The Girl from Heavytree Farm

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I’m in the process of uploading the second edition of this to Amazon Kindle, but Amazon Kindle is having Cloud problems and so far it’s refusing to upload. So: it’s a few years since I uploaded the pdf to this blog; I’m uploading the revised .pdf to this post. And here is the blurb:

London, 1924: Europe is still reeling in the aftermath of the First World War. The birth of cinema, dance music, fashion and motor cars for the masses is opening up a brave new world of opportunity, where old barriers of privilege crumble and anything seems possible.

But across the continent, Fascism and Communism confront each other, while working men and women struggle to keep a roof over their heads.

When bold, sassy young Mirabelle Leicester left her bankrupt little farm in Gloucestershire to seek work in the great metropolis of London, she met the Three Just Men and swopped a life of rural tranquillity for high adventure.

Every day now brings new surprises and fresh challenges for Mirabelle as she and the Just Men strive to impose justice where the law has failed.

On a quiet morning when only Mirabelle is at home, a client arrives with a tale of attempted poisoning – but is she hiding an attempt at blackmail? Is a discarded cufflink enough to connect a man with murder – and when a suspected murderer is murdered, should Mirabelle intervene? A factory owner asks for help in identifying saboteurs – but when it turns out that his factory is really a sweatshop, does he have some darker plan in mind? A romantic moonlit walk becomes a criminal investigation when Mirabelle and her husband Leon witness a building accident, and reveal a network of local council corruption, forgery and blackmail.

In her battle against injustice, Mirabelle finds many allies: the resourceful and fearless housemaid Lucy Baines, the policewomen WPCs Busby and Pearce, and the redoubtable Nurse Wilson. But when the mysterious Maria of Gratz threatens the Just Men at their very heart, even Mirabelle is baffled.

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retrogradus-2Out of 2000, in fact — yes, I wrote it sixteen years ago. Then it languished in various A4 lever arch files for many years while I puzzled over what to do with it, because the criss-crossing plot lines were a mess. Eventually, as readers of this blog know, Adelheide got on to it and she’s transformed it into something like a narrative, although there are still three plots and she admits to having ditched two others. However, I still have the ones she rejected. I’ve even got another A4 lever arch file to keep them tidy.

Now the final book of A Sword, A Star, A Flame … has at last been uploaded to Kindle and is available on Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WVCTM9V ) and Amazon.co.uk (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WVCTM9V) and all other Amazons available to you, at the minimum permitted price. The Retrogradus has the distinction of being the only book in the series which might be suitable for a more general readership: there is virtually no sex in it.

That said, to work out what’s going on it is probably necessary to read the other stories in the series first.

This book brings us to the end of the story of the Most Holy and Chivalric Order of Our Lady of the Star. As Jan claims that he, Berthol and Karlot cannot die (they are demons, after all — unless they are angels) there may feasibly be further stories, but this is as far as Adelheide’s, Oglive’s and Karlot’s chronicles go.

Should I have a sense of achievement? I don’t — I feel sad to leave them. Having travelled with them for so long, it’s hard to say goodbye.

So this can’t be the end! There has to be more!

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