Introducing my new blog

The publication of Murder Fortissimo by Harlequin has prompted me to start a blog. The idea is to reach out to a wider readership, hopefully some in North America and other parts of the world, and to offer a taste of what it’s like living just outside Winchester, the ancient capital of England, hence the blog title: “Nicola Slade’s Winchester Mysteries”. The sub-heading is “Histories & Mysteries” which gives me lots of scope for blog–posts! I do hope you’ll join me at my blog.

Latest posts from my Wordpress blog:



Books & Pictures

Entry posted on 4th August 2017

When my first book, Scuba Dancing, was published, the Resident Engineer decided it would be nice to frame it and hang it in the hall – where it was much admired! Now there are seven framed books all ascending the … read more

Books, smells, castles and dead kings

Entry posted on 27th July 2017

A couple of weeks ago I attended the 2017 conference of the Romantic Novelists’ Association which was held at Harper Adams University, originally an agricultural college. The first thing you realise as you arrive by taxi is that there are … read more

Writing and talking, what else?

Entry posted on 11th July 2017

First of all – the book. ‘The House at Ladywell’ now has a date, Tuesday, 14th November – which is when Crooked Cat Books will publish it simultaneously as an ebook and a paperback. This really, really exciting! It’s a contemporary … read more

Victorian Sewage Works & Other Romantic Rendevous

Entry posted on 1st June 2017

I’ve posted before about the Resident Engineer’s idea of a romantic weekend – Liverpool in January last year, anyone? Our recent trip at the beginning of May, however, has had people rolling their eyes even more wildly. (They were deluded, … read more

The House at Ladywell

Entry posted on 5th April 2017

Would you fall in love at first sight – with a house? When my second Harriet Quigley mystery was published, blogger Geranium Cat said, in what is still my favourite review: ‘Not listed in the Dramatis Personae at the start … read more