Monte Carlo

The Big Spin by Kit Marlowe - 500

The setting for the latest Constance and Collier story is Monte Carlo. Here’s a little snippet to give you the flavour:

THE BIG SPIN

Kit Marlowe

A Jazz Age Novella

“Her suitcase?”

Constance Wynne Hare stamped her well-shod little foot with vehemence as her mother stared with alarm. “Yes, her suitcase. That’s his claim. He only went with her to help with the suitcase, and somehow—mind you, he’s…

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Crime Fiction in Gdansk: Day Two

Crime Fiction in Gdansk: Day Two

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Day Two kicked off a bit later for which I blame the two Pauls, of course. I missed the keynote! And it was on college mystery novels, so I hope to read it in the proceedings in the future. Ditto for Fiona Peters presentation on Barbara Vine; and I need to get to work on the Highsmith paper I owe her (by the end of the month, yes, I know!).

The schedule got shuffled a little bit because of some…

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Out Now: Don’t Call Me Darling #freeread

Out Now: Don’t Call Me Darling #freeread

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Graham Wynd 400Over at Near 2 the Knuckle, my tale of family woes and hard-boiled crime “Don’t Call Me Darling” is up:

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Luke was breaking fingers for the boss when we got the call. I was mostly watching him because that was his job and talking was my job and the talk had already been done.

‘I’ll get you the money,’ Mr Irving screamed.

‘When?’

‘Thursday!’

I looked…

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Crime Fiction in Gdansk: Day One

Crime Fiction in Gdansk

The short version: fantastic apart from Lot Airlines. Never fly Lot. Delays going from and coming to NY, mechanical problems, plus they didn’t admit to the delays until everyone was milling around waiting to board. The crew both in the airport at Warsaw and on the plane were unfriendly and often downright surly, so it made a difficult situation even more unpleasant.

Don’t fly Lot.

It was a bit…

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Out Now: The Big Spin

Out Now: The Big Spin

katelaity:

Light and breezy humour!

Originally posted on Kit Marlowe:

The Big Spin by Kit Marlowe - 500

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THE BIG SPIN by Kit Marlowe
The World of Constance and Collier series, book 2
from Tirgearr Publishing

When her fiancé Mr. Wood lets her down by flirting with another woman, Constance Wynne Hare tears off to Monte Carlo to forget him in the world of high rollers in the…

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Out Now: The Big Spin

Out Now: The Big Spin

The Big Spin by Kit Marlowe - 500

★`*´¨`*´•.¸¸¸.´ !! AVAILABLE NOW !! `.¸¸¸.•`*´¨`*´★

THE BIG SPIN by Kit Marlowe
The World of Constance and Collier series, book 2
from Tirgearr Publishing

When her fiancé Mr. Wood lets her down by flirting with another woman, Constance Wynne Hare tears off to Monte Carlo to forget him in the world of high rollers in the flashiest casinos on the Riviera. Will the ever-reliable lady’s maid Collier…

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Crime Fiction in Gdańsk

Crime Fiction in Gdańsk

Here’s where I’ll be the rest of the week. I will endeavour to share pictures and stories as I can, WiFi allowing. I am looking forward to hanging with Mr B and a bunch of new folks, too, and talking about Dorothy Hughes.

As I type this up I got the word that Graham Joycehas died and I’m gutted. His books are magic, but he was a terrific guy and always very kind to me (even though I wrote about…

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astrodidact:

Three years ago, researchers fired whisky to the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how the conditions in space change flavours. Next month, the whisky will return to Earth.
 http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20143108-26097-2.html 

Scotland’s contribution to space research. Good job.

Not even sarcastic. Good job. I want space booze.

Whhhaaaaa?

johnnysixpack:

jordan-n-g:

rrrick:

astrodidact:

Three years ago, researchers fired whisky to the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how the conditions in space change flavours. Next month, the whisky will return to Earth.

Scotland’s contribution to space research. Good job.

Not even sarcastic. Good job. I want space booze.

Whhhaaaaa?

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LonCon & ShamroKon Pictures

LonCon & ShamroKon Pictures

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I thought before I head off on another trip I ought to share some photos from LonCon and Shamrokon and short of time, I have put them in public albums on Facebook, so take a look if you’re of a mind to do so. I will probably get around to descriptions and tagging at some point or else will find some minions to do it for me as I realise I just cannot keep up with everything lately. Volunteers?

An…

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Getting Medieval

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In case you missed it on Facebook or Kit’s page –

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I just inked the contract with Tirgearr Publishing for the first of a proposed series of medieval adventure novels based on the Lais of Marie de France. KNIGHT OF THE WHITE HART is a re-imagining of ‘Guigemar’. Naturally I’ve given it a few twists of my own and turned a short story into a whole novel.…

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