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Wednesday 27 April 2011


We've had good feedback about the new crime series by David Barrie.

The first two, Wasp-Waisted and Night-Scented, star French Detective, Franck Guerin, in stylish thrillers set in Paris.

In Loose-Limbed, he has to tackle a killer loose in the Paris Opera Ballet.

The first two are set in the world of art and fashion but, in all three, the underworld intrudes.

We have them on a three for two offer if you call in and mention you've seen it on the blog.

We regret - a limited number only


  1. Great to catch up with you all again.

    I gather by your twitter pages that the store is quite busy, fantastic news!

    This is not an author that I am familiar with, but with so much great new talent out there, it's not really surprising.

    Thanks for the recommendation, this is definitely a series I would be interested in, and I just love the cover art.


  2. Hi Yvonne,
    Yes, April was a fairly good month exceeding last April by about 5%. Fine weather, extra holiday, feel good because of the wedding, stock level high (risky). Now we'll pay the bills (late - I cut it too fine)
    The publishers of Wasp Waisted etc have great faith in this author and are being ultra generous with stockists to get them going.Even then, you may not find them easily. I hope their approach succeeds. Must read one when I can fit it in. If you do, let us know what you think. He is very new to the scene. All the jacket images are very unusual and do convey style.
    Anyway, good to hear from you. You're easily our most prolific commentator. The one and only!
    Hope all is well.

  3. Hi Tony,

    It is all too easy to get down-hearted when no-one comments on your blog, isn't it?

    I enjoy commenting on blogs, as much as writing on my own.

    People have some really interesting points of view, about a whole range of subjects, as well as their book ramblings, there is some great conversation to be had.


  4. No. Not in the least down-hearted to be honest. I can rarely make the time to look elsewhere, (day off today!) why should I expect our very ordinary blog to demand attention.
    I did give your blog or site a look after my last comment and put, on twitter, a lead to the article about small business vs Amazon. Does it mean you'll give up completely? It is a struggle.