The Chinese Puzzle by J C Briggs – Review #Victorian #MurderMystery

I have enjoyed several of J C Briggs books and I intend to catch up with them all eventually. This one centres around a mysterious Chinese Ambassador who appears at the opening of The Great Exhibition. At first the mystery is about tracing a missing person, a Chinese...
The Damask Rose by Carol McGrath #medieval #SheWolfQueens #Review

The Damask Rose by Carol McGrath #medieval #SheWolfQueens #Review

  “Edward, always Edward. He came first. He was her husband and her King.” I have read all of Carol McGrath’s books and find them to be impeccably-researched and detailed evocations of the period. This one is no exception, and paints a vivid...
Is your editor your servant or your master?

Is your editor your servant or your master?

As an author whose books are set in the past, servants and masters often come up, and the idea of a hierarchy based on who pays who. (see this post) Also as an author I rely on my editors to help me make my book the best it can be. I love editors, and most authors...