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:



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

Fun in February

Entry posted on 20th February 2017

I haven’t been idle in February!  On 15th February I judged a short story competition for the Southampton Writers’ Circle and had a very nice evening with them. There were some intriguing pieces of writing and I found it hard … read more

Winter Weather, Then and Now

Entry posted on 1st February 2017

I’ve shamefully neglected my blog, mainly because I tend to hibernate during January, huddling indoors and wishing I was somewhere warm; I only emerge when I need to go shopping for food. Last January though, we went to Liverpool for … read more

Christmas won’t be Christmas without…

Entry posted on 23rd December 2016

…the Christmas Day Downton Abbey Special (to paraphrase Jo March in ‘Little Women’.) I’ve been watching the entire story, plus Christmas Specials, over the last couple of months (for the umpteenth time) and I’m now half way through the last … read more