Now you can find out “Who killed the clown”!

Dear reader,

Who Killed the Clow 320You can now find out who did it. “Who killed the clown?” is live in the e-stores already. Where can you go to find it?

It is on Smashwords, The Amazon family of course, Barnes and Nobles already know (both of them), it is on kobobooks, and our friends at the Apple iTunes store can help you further too.

If you prefer a paper copy you can find that at lulu.com.

In case you are not certain any more what this book is about, here is the back cover text:

Lester Jones isn’t your usual detective. He’s a Pagan and sometimes resorts to less common ways to solve his assignments. Lester also isn’t a famous, well-known detective, which is reflected by his lack of clientèle and his financial state. Until one day a client asks him to locate a missing person.
This is the beginning of a hunt for a lady and for the answer to the question “Who killed the clown?” The road to this answer leads Lester past many people and places, along which he also had to admit his love for someone special.

Who killed the clown? Chapter 1

Dear reader,

Who killed the clown?As is my habit by now, I’m going to show you the first chapter of the next book that I’m bringing out.

Today it is the first chapter of “Who killed the clown?“, the first attempt I am making to writing a detective story.

Pagan detective story even. I hope you enjoy it!

Continue reading “Who killed the clown? Chapter 1”

Cover reveal: “Who killed the clown?”

Dear reader,

In two weeks I shall publish yet another book. Last month there was the fourteenth Hilda the Wicked Witch book. This month there’s something entirely different. It’s a murder mystery, and it has to be solved by a detective whose ways aren’t the usual ones. Because he’s a Pagan.

Allow me to introduce to you the cover of the new book!

Lester Jones isn’t your usual detective. He’s a Pagan and sometimes resorts to less common ways to solve his assignments. Lester also isn’t a famous, well-known detective, which is reflected by his lack of clientèle and his financial state. Until one day a client asks him to locate a missing person.
This is the beginning of a hunt for a lady and for the answer to the question “Who killed the clown?” The road to this answer leads Lester past many people and places, along which he also had to admit his love for someone special.

Q. Quitting #AtoZChallenge

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Dear reader,

magnify question markQ is a difficult letter at times. This time I want to use it for quitting. This doesn’t mean I’m quitting the writing business, but I want to tell you about how I quit a story. It’s the story about Lester Jones, a Pagan detective. This is the story that doesn’t happen because I quit writing it. Detective stories are not my forte, I discovered that when writing the story. It all went well for a while, but at some point I became tangled up in all the plots, subplots, problems and relations, so I put the story in the refrigerator. Many years (!) later I picked it up again, reworked it, tried to make sense of it and I fell into the same pit. At that point I moved the story back into the refrigerator, but this time it went all the way to the back and now it’s hidden behind many other projects, projects that make sense to me.

Is that the end of the detective story? For now, for the foreseeable future it is. Maybe I come across it when I start cleaning out that area of ‘cold storage’, and perhaps then I get the right idea or spirit for it. Maybe I have encountered the muse called Sleuth then, which can help me finish the story.

Detective stuff

Dear reader,

A few years ago I started writing a detective. That in itself is already a bit of an oddity as I am mainly writing fantasy and science fiction. To make things more interesting I planned to make the detective a pagan. (If you don’t know what a pagan is, you can follow this link to Google and find out.)

After writing along for about 30 chapters I suddenly fell silent. No words, no ideas, no clue as to how I should proceed with this story. A few weeks later – still nothing. A year later I contemplated throwing the work-file away but didn’t. Good thing I didn’t. A writer friend read what I had done so far and she urged me to finish the story. Because “I want to know who did it!

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Since a few weeks I am writing on in this story and so far it seems to go well. Perhaps this year I will be able to bring out a detective story for the Alexandria Publishing Group. I’d be tremendously pleased!