Where is Carnival Bridge?

The bridge of the novel’s title is fictitious, but the real-life Basingstoke Canal is the inspiration for The Body at Carnival Bridge...

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Where is Waldenmere Lake?

Fleet Pond in Hampshire takes centre stage in Murder at Waldenmere Lake, the latest Iris Woodmore Mystery. In this post, I take you on a tour of some of the locations featured in the book...

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A cosy chat about crime

Earlier this year, I took part in an author panel with fellow crime writers T A Williams and Debbie Young to talk about writing cosy crime. Here are some of my answers to the questions we discussed.

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Where is Crookham Hall?

Crookham Hall is based on Dogmersfield House, now the Four Seasons Hotel. The restored Georgian manor house in Dogmersfield Park, Hampshire becomes the ancestral home of Lord Tobias Timpson in Death at Crookham Hall...

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Stories from the Exeter Blitz of 1942

A glimpse into the lives of the civilian casualties as well as the German and Polish airmen involved in the Exeter Blitz provides a unique insight into those dark days of the Second World War...

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Family memories of the Exeter Blitz of 1942

An event to mark the 80th anniversary of the Exeter Blitz held a personal association for my family – and inspired reminiscences of our family’s connection with the railways and the bygone era of steam trains.

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