With her third book in the Professor Maxie Reddick Files recently released I thought it would be the ideal for us to catch up. Helen was new to Ruby Fiction around the time I joined and has gone from strength to strength since.
Vodka and Coke or Malibu and Coke
Yuk Malibu!! Although I’m sure we tried it as teenagers! Neither thanks – though I will take a G&T
Novella or novel
Ruby Lit or Choc-lit
Ruby have brought my heroine Maxie Reddick to life and I will be forever grateful!
Series or stand alone
Really don’t mind – I’ve certainly enjoyed writing the series as Maxie is my best friend now!
Nestle or Cadbury’s
Cadbury please – specifically the Dark Milk
Aldi or Lidl
Either and Both!
Rock music or pop music
Always rock ! My dog Angus is named after Angus Young!
Reality TV or Documentary
Generally documentary although I’ve been addicted to Traitors recently
Christmas or Easter
Easter – more likelihood that I can get out hiking
Snow or Rain
Snow – deep and crisp and even please!
Summer or autumn
Autumn – I’m not good in sunshine
Santa or the Easter Bunny
Hmmm – who brings more chocolate?
Six weeks holiday or end of term holidays
Six weeks – the longer the better!
Staycation or abroad
I live in Northumberland which really is very beautiful and hard to beat. However after the past few years, I am venturing abroad soon and looking forward to it.
Sunset or sunrise
Has to be sunset – I’m never up early enough for sunrise.
Fly or drive (on holiday)
I hate flying and love driving so no contest!
Brown paper or shiny wrapping paper
Brown paper packages tied up with string….
Early morning or late at night
Night owl every time
Freeview or cable channels
Can I say BBC iplayer?
Neighbours or Home and Away
Alas – never watched either
Somebody knows what happened to Maxie’s sister – why are they staying silent?
If Professor Maxie Reddick is honest with herself, there’s a very personal reason she pursued a career in criminology: the unsolved murder of her sister, Susan, nearly thirty years before, and her belief that the local police force let her family down.
Now Maxie has been drafted in to help investigate a murder – nothing particularly unusual about that, except when a fingerprint at the scene provides a shocking and unexpected link to her sister’s suspicious death.
The link means that Maxie can’t be involved in the official police investigation – but Susan’s cold case is heating up, and there’s no way Maxie is going to let go now, even if she has to stand up to the people who want to make sure the past stays frozen.
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