Christmas Book Ideas

Christmas Book Ideas

CategoriesLatest News Interviews Crime Fiction Simon & Charlie Hercule Poirot Articles by Sophie How to Hold a Grudge  Books I’m Giving This Christmas The holiday season is upon us (though I still have a mountain of work to do – aaargh!) and today I thought...
How I prepare to write

How I prepare to write

I’ve already completed my first draft of the plan for me next crime novel, Haven’t They Grown, and will polish the plan while writing the next Poirot (I can plan one book while writing another, but I can’t write two at same time). Then I need to work on...
Why and How I Plan my Novels

Why and How I Plan my Novels

Often when I talk to audiences about my writing, I am asked: ‘Do you plan your novels in advance, or do you just start writing and see what happens?’ I love this question – it enables me to bang on about one of my great passions, which I will come to in a...
My Obsession with Spas

My Obsession with Spas

I decided to set my latest novel – Did You See Melody? –  in a five-star spar resort in Arizona, and that got me thinking about travel, holidays and especially spa resorts – not only as amazing pampering experiences, but also as settings for...