by Jackie McLean
“Is it true?”
The question took me by surprise. Not just the noise springing suddenly out of the silence but the tone of it, and coming from Mrs Sillars, too.
Now, let me tell you a thing or two about Mrs Sillars. She would come into the library most days, and she had pretty much taken up residence there by that time. … Read the rest
Now onto writing the fourth book in my DI Donna Davenport series, there are a lot of characters involved – and that means a lot of names to come up with. Every writer has their own way of finding names for their characters. Here’s something of how I do it…
The core characters in my series are Donna Davenport (of course), Libby Quinn, and Natesh Chaudrakar.… Read the rest
This month I’m going to be talking about TOXIC, the first book in my DI Donna Davenport series.
TOXIC is set in the present day, and is a where-is-it rather than a whodunit. It tells the story of the desperate search for deadly toxin, MIC, which has been smuggled into the country.… Read the rest
For today’s blog post, here’s something a little different. It’s a short story I wrote, and although it’s not crime, it does contain a mystery. It also might not be all fiction … I’ll let you decide where the truth begins and ends. I hope you like it!
I wasn’t to know just then that I was about to embark on the greatest and most enduring of love affairs. … Read the rest
The first time Jackie told me that she was a writer was not long after we met. We were out having our first dinner and she very casually told me she’d written a novel and had lots more on the go. She had also written a sitcom and was working with the BBC’s Comedy Unit on developing it.… Read the rest