|Lucy, signing and Lynsey Rogers from the|
Scottish Book Trust
Meet Ebony Diamond: trapeze artist, tiger-tamer, suffragette. Where there is trouble, she is never far away. But nos she's the one in trouble, and she's up to her neck in it.
Enter Frankie George: tomboy, cub reporter, chippy upstart. She's determined to make her name on the London Evening Gazette, if only someone will give her a chance.
Then Ebony disappears during a performance at the London Coliseum, and Frankie jumps at the chance to find out what happened. How did Ebony vanish, who was she afraid of, and what goes on behind the doors of the mysterious Hourglass Factory?
From the newsrooms of Fleet Street to the suffragette headquarters, Frankie enters a world of society columnists, corset fetishists and circus freaks on the trail of a murderous villain with a plot more deadly than anyone could have imagined...
|Lucy, reading from her book|
|Lucy signing my copy|
She also revealed that she is a fan of mystery books. Agatha Christie has been a companion and she has read, not all, but many of her books. I think we will be able to see that she has used this interest in her own book.
It was a lovely lunch time occupation and very inspiring to hear first hand from the writer how a story evolves. I bought the book of course. As you know it is hard for me to resist when something interesting pops up. I also got a lovely dedication from Lucy. Once I have read it, I will be back with a review.
In the meantime, enjoy this lovely cover, which is done in embossed printing, which feels very nice, when you hold the book.