Friday, 22 November 2019

Friday Freebie

Alyson Faye has a new book out – Maggie Of My Heart. She tells me the story is – "set in post-war Britain, it's about a relationship between a spiv and an escort girl, (Maggie) and the blackmail/murder in their relationship; it's my homage to the old film noirs."

You can read more about it here.

If you're a reader in the UK, you can try to win an e copy, by leaving a comment using (one or more) of the words Murder, mystery or mayhem. (Comments which aren't entries are also welcome, but if you use one of the M words, please state it's not an entry, to avoid confusion.)

Entries close midnight Wednesday 27th November. Winner will be announced on this blog next Friday and invited to contact Alyson to arrange receiving their prize. If they don't respond, no prize will be awarded.


9 comments:

Sue Blackburn said...

I've just received a rejection and I had such high hopes for this story in particular. So I need tea and sympathy to calm me down because it's a mystery to me why it was rejected and just at the moment I feel like committing murder and mayhem.

Thank you for listening xx

Sue Blackburn said...
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Sue Blackburn said...

Cos it went in twice for some reason. Perhaps cos I was feeling so strongly about it teehee!!

Patsy said...

@ Sue – the internet was causing mayhem?

Lynn Love said...

'Mayhem ruled in Gemma's usually tidy bedroom – drawers tipped out onto the carpet, bedding torn from the mattress, the lilac sheets cut into jagged strips. She reported the break-in, dumped the ruined cloth in a bin liner. The evening news led with a report about a murder, about the victim strangled by strips of lilac cotton sheeting ...'

The book sounds great, Patsy. I've just sent a mystery serial to The People's Friend set in 1948 - rationing, bombsites, black marketeers - so I'd be fascinated to read Alyson's take on the period. It's a 'mystery' to me why more books aren't based in those years :)

Lynn Love said...


And just because I like a writing prompt ...

"The crime scene was mayhem – ‘plod’s’ muddy footprints through the outline of the body, snapped police tape sagging in the victim’s blood.
D.I Black surveyed the carnage. ‘It’s a mystery how you lot still have jobs!’ she said. ‘Someone set up a decent cordon before I commit another murder.’"

Sue Blackburn said...

Patsy the internet obviously was causing mayhem. Mind you it always does with me (sigh) It's a mystery. But it does make me feel murderous :-) x

Helen Lowry said...

Another story prompt!
Why did it always take a 'good' murder to bring people to their senses? It was something of a mystery. Perhaps they felt that in the ensuing mayhem, they might be next...

Patsy said...

Great entries – thank you!

The winner will be announced on Friday.