I was thrilled that the second book in my Doc Gutson's trilogy, Doc Gutson's Revenge, was a finalist in the Sydney Woollahra Local Writers' Word Festival this weekend! The first book in the series, The Secret Formula, was a finalist in last year's competition which makes it doubly great! Judges Giulia Giuffre and Kate Fitzpatrick couldn't have been nicer and the other shortlisted books were fascinating and the authors charming! A great day in a beautiful setting!
I recently read the wonderful 'Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore' by Robin Sloan. This is a fantastic book that weaves together the worlds of old books and 21st Century technology. Although it is written for a slightly older audience than my Bella Street books, there are a couple of things both have in common — a love of Dashiell Hammett and computer geeks! (you probably can't say that about too many other books!) Thanks to The Economist for putting me onto Mr Sloan's great book!
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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)
ratings: 16 (avg rating 3.62)
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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