Inspector David Graham

πŸ“š Don’t get left behind πŸ“š

Hey there, I am bereft. After twenty years, my hairdresser is retiring. He lives in Miami and has decided not to travel to the Bay Area anymore. When I first went to him, I had hair down my back and I wanted a change. I dropped my kids off to preschool and without...

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πŸ“š A story about Dora The Explorer and me πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader, I was having lunch with a friend last week and we were talking about how, twenty years ago, when we were raising very young children, computers for kids were still in their infancy. We discussed how lucky we were that our children loved books...

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πŸ“š It was a dark and stormy morning… πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader, It was New Years Eve 2022. I was heading to an early morning doctor's appointment. It was dark. No one was about. It was raining. As I went down the hill, I noticed rainwater accompanying me on my journey, but I didn't worry too much. I got...

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πŸ“š What does 2024 have in store? πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader, Good morning! We're into the second week of the new year and I'm cracking on with Diana #5. Yesterday I got some writer's block on a scene and was also noodling another plot point. I started to procrastinate. I ended up buying a few things on...

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πŸ“š Did you miss anything? πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! I hope you had a lovely holiday season and are now recovered and raring to go! I barely stopped over the winter break (reason for that will be in next week's newsletter) and it's full steam ahead here. 2023 is in the rear view mirror. And now...

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πŸ“š πŸŽ„ Happy Holidays! πŸŽ„ πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! Are you nearly done with your holiday prep? I don't have too much to do having such a small family and it's just about done. 🦌 We are limiting gifts this year to one from each person (3) plus our Secret Santa gifts, also three. Our Secret...

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πŸ“š Are they or aren’t they? πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! Ack, I managed to plant my bulbs this week but forgot to water the Christmas tree. I love a profusion of daffodils in spring, but gosh, do I procrastinate putting them in. I finally got it done at the weekend, but then realized the tree was...

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πŸ“š Birthdays πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! Gosh, it's noisy here today. We've got a couple of world leaders meeting for a summit two miles away and the air is full of planes and helicopters. Add a few police sirens and this author is struggling to concentrate. Today, I have updates on...

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πŸ“š I was wrong πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! Ka-pow! Boom! Pshewy! That's the sound of my brain exploding. I am spending part of this week attending an author conference (online.) I am particularly interested in new technological developments especially as they relate to book marketing,...

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πŸ“š Grist for the mill πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! As we move into the holiday season ?, I am thinking of next year - what I want to do, achieve, who I want to spend my time with, how I want to move forward with my life. I reach a milestone birthday next year, a number I find unbelievable, so...

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πŸ“š My comma problem πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! Fall is here. ? It was ninety degrees last week. β˜€οΈ Goodness. This week I have some more thoughts on artificial intelligence, some fun for you, and an announcement. Also the latest on the impossible jigsaw. ? Comma, comma, chameleon When I...

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πŸ“š A Haunting and an Ancient Monolith πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! I went to the pictures last week to see Kenneth Branagh's A Haunting in Venice. I don't go to the movies that much. It's too loud. I am probably the only person who takes her earbuds with her, switches them to noise cancellation, and can...

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πŸ“š What does it mean? πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! The mornings are getting cooler. I had to put a jacket on to go for a walk this morning. I usually like to get out for an hour before everyone else and before it gets to hot and before I write for the day. It sets me up well. I listen to...

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πŸ“š Dog Days of Summer πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely people! It's a beautiful day here in Northern California. The skies are a deep, clear blue, the temperature is just right - not cold, but not energy-sapping hot, either. It truly feels like the dog days of summer and I'm here for it. I am rereading...

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πŸ“š Back to Business πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely people!, I'm back from the UK and back to business here in the US. Got a bit waylaid by the obligatory virus one picks up while travelling and also by a kitty who was pleased to see me, but I am back at my desk and beavering away. What's next? My...

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πŸ“š Can you help Annabelle? πŸ“š

Hey there, Phew! Have I been hot, dirty, and dusty these past few weeks? I am helping a relative declutter her home. It's been hard, physical work - quite the opposite to the type of work I usually do - but very satisfying and, I hope, helpful. Help Annabelle find a...

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πŸ“š Naked covers πŸ“š

Hey there, Golden Gang, Another week has passed, and I've had a lovely week. Friday evening fish and chips with a friend, afternoon tea in the cottage with another. The mornings are getting lighter and the evening sunsets from my cottage are wowsers. What goes on...

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What law enforcement tell me

Hey there! Counting down to my trip to the UK ??. Lots of appointments, seeing friends before I leave, writing reminders for things that need to happen while I'm gone. I won't be back until Thanksgiving ? in November and that feels like a long way away. A newsy...

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❀️‍ Don’t these look cool!

Hey there, It was so great to hear from so many of you last week about my jumble sale dress. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. It was fun to write. I live in earthquake country, just a few miles from a fault line. These past few weekends I have been updating our...

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It’s been a while

Hallooooo! Gosh, it feels like I have been gone a long while. I hope you are doing well, and enjoying your summers. I've been hearing from some of you about your trips to Cornwall and Jersey. Seeing the photos makes me very happy. What I've been doing I have been as...

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Star says hi

Good day gangsters! I often get asked where I get my ideas from. And I always answer, "real life." A couple of examples: I had to take Star to the vet on Saturday. Phew. It was a two-person military operation. We got her some medicine to put in her food and when we...

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✨ The new Graham is live ✨

✨ The new Graham is live ✨

Hello! I am so pleased to announce that the eighth book in the Inspector Graham series, The Case of Sampson's Leap has hit the Amazon shelves. Please read on. There is an extract from the book below, purchase links, and what to do if you haven't tried this series yet....

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πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€ Beautiful artwork

πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€ Beautiful artwork

Hey there! The Case of Sampson's Leap will be out earlier than expected. I originally said November, but it's ready and will be published next week! The Case of Sampson's Leap will be available on Kindle, in paperback, and via Kindle Unlimited. In a few days, I'll...

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I apologize

I apologize

Hey there! Wow, here we are mid-October. Time is flying. I don't know about you but last year I got caught scrambling in December buying Christmas presents and food when so much had already sold out. So this year, I got myself sorted nice and early. When I had sent...

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Deals, Steals, and, er, Puzzles

Deals, Steals, and, er, Puzzles

Hey there! As you read this, I am attending Dickens Camp held virtually at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I've been wanting to attend for several years now and while not far from my home, attending the lectures and seminars while still being able to sleep...

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What’s going on?

What’s going on?

Hey there! I had my first in-person social event in sixteen months last weekend. And it was like going on vacation. So lovely to see people again and hang out. There were even hugs. Remember those elbow rubs? I thought I'd let you know what else I've been doing. What...

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Missed, but not forgotten

Missed, but not forgotten

Hey there, a few months ago, I asked my readers which book I should write after finishing Fireworks in France. The resounding feedback was that it should be an Inspector Graham. And so it was that on Monday, I got back in the saddle and kicked off the next story...

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I can’t stop watching this…

I can’t stop watching this…

Hey there, this week I have a fabulous offer for UK readers and a cheeky video for you to watch... I can't stop watching this... Shortly after I finished writingΒ The Case of the Forsaken Child,Β a piece of news came to my attention. Guernsey PoliceΒ recently filmed a...

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The Case of the Forsaken Child is live

The Case of the Forsaken Child is live

Hello!Β I am so pleased to announce that the seventh book in the Inspector Graham series, The Case of the Forsaken Child has hit the Amazon shelves. The Case of the Forsaken Child is available on Kindle, in paperback, and is in Kindle Unlimited. What reviewers are...

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Don’t get left behind…

Don’t get left behind…

Greetings! I'm getting closer and closer to publishing the next book in the Inspector Graham series, The Case of the Forsaken Child. Early feedback has been fantastic. I can't wait to share it with you. To whet your appetite, I have a teaser below. The Case of the...

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New Inspector Graham Cover Reveal

New Inspector Graham Cover Reveal

Hey there, something big happened this past week. No, not that thing. Another thing. I celebrated 24 years living in the US. I still remember the journey clearly - collapsing into seat 34C on the Virgin Atlantic flight on October 30, 1996, the grilling I got when I...

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New Inspector Graham News

New Inspector Graham News

Greetings! I hope you are having a lovely week. The new Inspector Graham went off to my editor at the weekend, a day early! This step is always totally exciting. I thought I’d share a little about my new baby with you. The title… Choosing a title for a book can be a...

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