Josephine Tey, Dorothy L. Sayers and the Mystery of the Detection Club

I am delighted to share a very special article which I have co-written with Martin Edwards for CrimeReads: “Josephine Tey and the Detection Club: A Mystery Solved.” When I first wrote my biography of Josephine Tey, I heard that Tey had spoken with fellow Golden Age crime writer Dorothy L. Sayers, but was never able … More Josephine Tey, Dorothy L. Sayers and the Mystery of the Detection Club

Shedunnit

I was very pleased to be invited onto the Shedunnit podcast, to talk about Josephine Tey for their Queens of Crime at War series. Shedunnit is a half-hour podcast that looks at classic detective stories. It’s written, hosted and produced by Caroline Crampton. Their ‘Queens of Crime at War’ series is in six parts, looking … More Shedunnit

Josephine Tey: new 125th anniversary edition

I am delighted to say that my biography of Josephine Tey is to be republished in a new edition, including a new preface. This edition celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth MacKintosh (Josephine Tey). The new preface includes some of the new information I have uncovered since first publication in 2015. The … More Josephine Tey: new 125th anniversary edition

The Novel Cure

There has been a bit of a break in normal reading and writing over the last week or so, as unfortunately I’ve not been well. Not covid, but apparently the easing of lockdown restrictions has meant that lots of other nasty germs are also now circulating. I picked up “The Novel Cure” a few years … More The Novel Cure