New Novel KILLING WITH CONFETTI Just Published


I promised to update my regular readers about new books and I’m delighted to announce that KILLING WITH CONFETTI is published on Tuesday, JULY 9th both in the UK, from Sphere, and in USA, from Soho Press.

In this latest case for Peter Diamond, the Bath head of CID gets involved in a wedding. As a New Year begins, Ben Brace proposes to his long-term girlfriend, Caroline. The problem is that Ben is the son of the Deputy Chief Constable and Caroline’s father is a notorious crime baron. The wedding is to take place in Bath Abbey and the reception in the Roman Baths, and Peter Diamond is appalled to be asked to go undercover and somehow cope with potential killers, gang rivals, warring parents and straying bridesmaids. The arrangements can’t be changed. Will he avert a tragedy and send the happy couple on their honeymoon? Unlikely.

KILLING WITH CONFETTI is now available from all good bookshops and online too. Visit my website for further details.

Bath Booking Signings - 17 July
I will be visiting Bath on Wednesday 17 July and signing copies of the UK edition from Sphere at three bookshops and if you are able to be there I’ll be happy to meet you and inscribe a copy for you:

11.15 am Topping & Co, 3 Bladud Buildings, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LS

12.00 Waterstones, 4-5 Milsom Street, Bath, BA1 1DA

12.30 Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, 14-15 John Street, Bath, BA1 2JL

A Talk At St Mary's Church - 20 September
Later in the year, on Friday 20 September at 7.30 pm, I will be giving a talk at St Mary’s Church, Slindon, West Sussex. Slindon is the real village featured in my 2015 book, Down Among the Dead Men.

The Diamond Walking Tour of Bath - 29 September
Once again, I will be leading a leisurely Sunday morning walking tour of some of the sites featured in the new book. We will start at 10.30 am on 29 September from Topping & Co and early booking is essential. Full details are now available on the Topping & Co website.

Bertie, the Prince of Wales Omnibus
This year has also been marked by the Soho Press, USA, publication of the first omnibus edition of my three novels featuring Bertie, the Prince of Wales, as a self-appointed sleuth: Bertie and the Tinman, Bertie and the Seven Bodies and Bertie and the Crime of Passion. You can see more details on my website.

The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown - Short Story Collection
The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown, from Crippen & Landru, is the first US publication of my 1994 short story collection, with a new introduction. See the Crippen & Landru website for details.

Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award
And finally, I’m to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the world mystery convention, Bouchercon, in Dallas, Texas, in October/November.

Thanks for your support!