It's spooky season, so I'm going to do a few posts on things to read during this time! Off the back of the non-fiction series of murder posts, I'm kicking off with murder at a haunted attraction, and then I've got a guest post to share with a load of recs for body horror books.… Continue reading #AmReading: Fictional Murder
Pen & Sword Books 2020 Chapter 7 Have you ever wondered what a medieval trial was like? Have you ever wondered if the stereotype of the corrupt sheriff was real? If you've ever seen or read historical fiction where someone is framed or is facing a trial where the elites are clearly not going to… Continue reading Medieval Murder ~ Justice, Law Enforcement and Cross-County Networks
Pen & Sword Books 2020 Chapter 6 CW: discussions of domestic abuse, abuses of power in husband/wife and master/servant relationships, sexual assault This chapter explores the semantic differences between revenge and vengeance, and looks at whether motives can be found that fit either definition. Revenge: to take revenge is to inflict hurt or harm on… Continue reading Medieval Murder ~ Communal Revenge or Communal Vengeance?
I'm in the 'percolating' stage for my current novel in progress, THE DAY WE ATE GRANDAD. It is the third in the Pagham-on-Sea series, which are not a strict chronological series but more like the Discworld books in concept, where there is a setting that connects all the groups of stories together. This is the… Continue reading #AmWriting: WiP Playlist THE DAY WE ATE GRANDAD
Pen & Sword Books 2020 Chapter 5 CW: discussion of domestic violence and sexual assault This chapter explores the motives of love/lust/jealousy, not only from the perspective of Lady Maud as the wife with one or more other lovers involved in the conspiracy to murder her husband, but from the perspective of the other figures… Continue reading Medieval Murder ~ Motive: Affairs of the Heart