This Was A Man

On Thursday afternoon, just after 3.00pm, I sent the manuscript of This Was a Man – the final book in the Clifton Chronicles series – to my publishers in the UK and US. Always an anxious time, as one then has to wait for the opinions of the people who have worked so hard as a team on the first six … Read More

#1 New York Times bestseller

Cometh the Hour INDIA

It’s publication day in the UK and India today, and I’ve just heard that Cometh The Hour (which came out in America last week) has gone to No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list, both print and ebook, which is thrilling.  My first New York Times #1 since Kane and Abel. As six chapters of the book are set … Read More

Pirates ahead!

Pirated book, India

While I’m aware of the tremendous support I receive in India for my books, the government still needs to do something about pirating. Here’s a classic example – they’re even putting my name on books that I didn’t write!

ANNOUNCEMENT

2016 is a hugely exciting year for The Clifton Chronicles, and I am delighted to announce that due to popular demand, the final two books in the series will be published this year. The sixth and penultimate instalment, COMETH THE HOUR, will be available worldwide from 25th February 2016, and the seventh and final volume in the series will be … Read More

Happy New Year

May I wish all my readers a very happy New Year. I’ve been fascinated by the discussions on the New Year’s Honours list, and while I have no quarrel with DBEs being given to Sian Phillips and Barbara Windsor, and even in previous years to Kristin Scott Thomas and Joan Collins, I am, nevertheless, puzzled as to why there are … Read More

Merry Christmas

Christmas tree decorated

Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. And to all those who’ve been kind enough to ask, COMETH THE HOUR will be with you on 25th February 2016.  

Handing in the book

Mari, line editing 2015

I’ve finally come to the end of COMETH THE HOUR, book six of The Clifton Chronicles, after a long session with my line editor, who discovered, among other things, that Lady Virginia was invited to a lunch at Harry’s Bar, and then a few pages later, the lunch took place at Mark’s Club….a simple mistake, but the sort of thing … Read More

Paperback publication & No.1

Cometh the Hour UK

I am thrilled to learn that Mightier Than The Sword in paperback is No.1 for the second week running on the Sunday Times Bestsellers List – many thanks to all my readers.  And this morning, I handed in the final draft of COMETH THE HOUR, the sixth volume in The Clifton Chronicles series, which will be published on 25 February next … Read More