I’ve just got back to Malta after two weeks in Turkey (& briefly Greece) on a gulet with ten friends and – thanks to Captain Mehmet and his crew Ergan and Hussein – a good time was had by all, despite the grisly murder of Texan tycoon Randy Alexander taking place at a dinner hosted by Molly & David Camper attended by the bekilted Bernard Haggis, the handsome Cecil Bellows, Sandi Toksvig lookalike Mermayda Swimmer, the lopsidedly mohicanned Claus Santos, the ultra-smooth novelist Robert Writer, the lovely but lethal Anna Paris and the somewhat bewildered science fiction writer Simon Fiction and his far, far, far younger Irish wife Valerie (whom it is rumoured had just left Dale Farm to escape eviction).
Now I’m ready to get going on the Amelia Wilde series, provisional titles being:
1) The Shocking Sins of the Mother-in-Law
2) Dicing with Death at God’s Acres
3) Prohibited Pre-meditation in Paris
4) Malicious Murder in Monte Carlo
5) Celebrity Slaughter in the Cotswolds
Onwards & upwards, here goes…