I am an avid reader of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Every now and then I come across a quote that is just too good not to mention to everyone I know. One such quote is this — 'The streets were dark with something more than night', which Raymond Chandler wrote in 1950 in 'The Simple Art of Murder'. This is the perfect quote to describe the terror Bella feels as she is being chased through the midnight Manhattan streets. The air is full of menace and harm. Even though she is a child, there are men pursuing her, wanting to hurt her — how truly heart-stoppingly frightening. More quotes coming!
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Clare grew up in Constable Country not far from East Trimley where Kate Summers and Detective Vicky Allard solve their local mysteries and where The Bellamy Bird is set. Clare lived for many years on a street in Manhattan just like the street where Bella and Felix live although she was never chased through Central Park at night by a couple of failed fashion-world gangsters. Clare now lives on a high cliff next to a lighthouse in Australia where she plots and writes with her faithful chocolate labrador by her side.
Clare Havens's books on Goodreads
The Secret Formula (Bella Street Mysteries, #1)
ratings: 38 (avg rating 4.08)
Writer's Block (Constable Country Mysteries #1)
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Doc Gutson's Revenge (Bella Street Mysteries, #2)
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.50)
The Bellamy Bird
ratings: 16 (avg rating 4.50)
Still Waters (Constable Country Mysteries 2)
ratings: 6 (avg rating 4.83)
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