Rafferty & Llewellyn and Casey & Catt humorous crime series.

Saturday, 27 August 2011


Just published my latest ebook. Absolute Poison. This is the fifth in my Rafferty and Llewellyn mystery series and tells the story of the murder of a tyrannical office manager. Here's the blurb:

Detective Inspector Joseph Rafferty is having a bad week – two pensioner suicides already and he can’t help feeling trouble comes in threes. Also niggling in his mind is the fact that Llewellyn, his posh sergeant, has brought a ‘bargain’ suit from Rafferty’s mother. Sure to be stolen goods, the suit is bound to drop Rafferty in it when the holier-than-thou Llewellyn wears it on his wedding day – with the hated and eagle-eyed Superintendent Bradley in attendance….

Rafferty’s first premonition turns out to be accurate when a company manager is found dead at his desk. The tyrannical Barstaple had known full well that he was hated by most of the office. But did he really deserve  to be poisoned? And so horribly.

Rafferty thinks his week has been  trying enough. But then someone else is poisoned and from bad to worse becomes worse again. And when you take the ‘bargain’ suit into the equation, the week really has gone to Hell in a handcart. And taken Rafferty with it..

I've had some nice reviews for this one. Here's a couple of them from the original, traditional, hardback publication:
Well, this was a real find. Geraldine Evans knows how to make a character leap off the pages at you.’
‘An ingeniously constructed plot, deft dialogue, well-drawn characters, and a few humorous touches, make this an enjoyably intriguing read.’

Here are the amazon links if you're interested in buying it:

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

BOOK REVIEW: The Enemy We Know by Donna White Glaser

I've just finished this book. It's my first by this author and I really enjoyed it. Might I suggest you give it a try?

Counsellor Letty Whittaker thinks it’s just a normal day at the office, until Carrie’s abusive partner Wayne shows up. With a hunting knife.  After threatening Letty, he makes his escape when the police turn up.

Then the frightening messages start – Shakespearean sonnets about love and lust. Letty realises Wayne is rapidly turning into a stalker.

Then Wayne is murdered, but the strange happenings that Letty had been experiencing continue. Then she realises that the police regard her as a suspect in Wayne’s murder. The Shakespearean sonnets she has been receiving continue to appear, threatening in their lustful longing. And all the while she is battling with alcoholism.

Next, Robert, the boyfriend she just broke up with is murdered. Already keen on tracking the murderer to clear her name, her quest becomes even more important. She suspects everyone, even Marshall, her boss and the man who makes her knees go weak.Butr it is the third murderous attack that is the most surprising and revealing of all.

I chuckled so many times with this book. Donna White Glaser is a very witty writer. But she can also do serious. And poetical. A very talented lady. I can’t recommend her book highly enough. I’ll be looking for more books by this author.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


I want to say a big, fat, ‘Thank you’ to amazon. Without them and their kindle, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today.I also want to thank all the lovely people who buy my ebooks. I hope you enjoy them.

I am at last earning a living income from my writing. And I have kindle – and my readers – to thank for that. My ebook sales have increased, month on month. My income arrives month on month, unlike when I was with traditional publishers, when I’d get paid every ten months for each book. First, say in the January of the year, when I’d receive my advance on signature. I  wouldn’t receive another payment from my publisher until the October of that year (after the payment had gone via my agent). if I’d written another book, I’d  receive another advance.

There are none of these lengthy waitings around with amazon. For each month’s sales you get paid 60 days after the end of the month in which the sales were made. So for July sales, I’ll get paid end September/beginning October. And for July sales, I’ll know by the 15th of the following month what I’ve earned. I keep a tally of daily sales, of course, both for my accounts and my own satisfaction, as it’s good to see the numbers mount up.

As I said in my last post, my start with amazon wasn’t promising. I only made a few sales in my first month or two. But I suppose that was to be expected. Readers, in particular, American readers, to whom I make most of my sales, had to get used to the sight of my book covers. They had to prepare to buy, if you like.

So here’s a big thank you, to amazon and all my ebook purchasers. Between you, you’ve changed my life. That’s a nice thing to be able to say on a wet Thursday in August.