Monday, 13 June 2016

You know what makes me happy? A #review


Being alerted to a review is always a great feeling. It is immaterial whether the reader raves about the book (as is the case this time) or gives lukewarm or qualified praise (as happens sometimes). A review means someone has read my work and feels strongly enough about it to take the time to comment.

I would like to thank everyone who has left a review on Amazon or Goodreads, or on a personal blog. I love hearing what my readers think of my work.

Special thanks to this reviewer: https://rolandclarke.com/2016/06/07/bad-moon-rising-a-review/

And thank you, also, to the reader who told me about the review.


Monday, 6 June 2016

Know all about crime and criminals? #quiz



  1. Where was Tyburn Tree located and what was it used for?
  2. What was Peter Sutcliffe’s nickname?
  3. Who was Home Secretary during the Siege of Sydney Street?
  4. What were the first names of criminals Barrow and Parker?
  5. Who is the only person to avoid capital punishment because his hanging failed on three consecutive occasions?
  6. How is Richard John Bingham better known?
  7. The figure of Justice at the Old Bailey has scales in one hand; what is in the other?
  8. What was the Boston Strangler’s real name?
  9. Which year was the breathalyser introduced?
  10. Who was the Demon Barber of Fleet Street?

The quiz is open for a week from today and a £10 Amazon voucher will go to the winner. All correct answers will go into a draw and the first name picked out of the hat will win the prize.

Send your answers to: frances@francesdiplino.com