BLOOD ON THE SHRINE
Hurrah! I've finished the sequel to Blood on the Tide. It's titled BLOOD ON THE SHRINE and begins with a suspicious death in a Buddhist retreat where DI Sonny Russell is supposed to be having a relaxing weekend. Just in case you haven't read the first book I don't want to give too much away but as the story unfolds, his sidekick, DC Johnny Weeks, uncovers a plot to rob a mail train and becomes entangled with the crooks planning it.
Also, you'll be pleased to know that the little German with the gammy leg, Wolfgang Muller, has returned, intent on springing his brother, Ludwig, from prison and, during the story, has adventures of his own. The plot gets even more complicated when something happens to poor DC Weeks.
It's now got to the stage where I need to design a cover. My good friend, Paul Harwood will do the final artwork but I've been playing around with some ideas and this is the sort of look I'm after. Having practised meditation for many years I'm keen to get the cover right but I'm fairly happy with the way it is going.
My in-house editor has been through the manuscript once, as have I, and it is now in the hands of a good friend in Thailand, who has a meticulous eye, to see what errors he can find, then it will go off to the printers. It's all very exciting.