Roz Watkins talks about her latest book – and about animals

Crime writer Tony Kent does a fifteen minute video-at-a-distance interview with fellow crime writer Roz Watkins. Roz is my niece, which is partly why I keep mentioning her here. But the bigger reason I keep on about her is that she is very good at what she does, which is not just writing the books … Continue reading Roz Watkins talks about her latest book – and about animals

Roz Watkins’s second book is out today

I read Dead Man’s Daughter quite a while ago, because I got sent a proof copy. What do I think of it? Very good, and with one especially good moment near the end, which (spoiler alert: I’m about to say something about this moment) I thought was a very acute comment on the nature of … Continue reading Roz Watkins’s second book is out today

Roz is now being quoted

This is not an advert for a book. Well, it is, but that’s not my purpose in showing it here. My angle is my niece, the crime fiction writer Roz Watkins, who is quoted here, enthusing about the book: The point being that, with what seems to me like remarkable speed, Roz has turned herself … Continue reading Roz is now being quoted

Three more DI Meg Dalton books to come (following on from the first three)

Until around yesterday, fans of Roz Watkins’s DI Meg Dalton (who include me (Roz being my niece)) had to be content with knowing that there were, or would be, for sure, in all, just three Meg Daltons to be read. There was the first, The Devil’s Dice. There is Dead Man’s Daughter. And in 2020 … Continue reading Three more DI Meg Dalton books to come (following on from the first three)

The paperback cover will be much more legible

The Devil’s Dice is a debut work of crime fiction, written by my niece (which I mention to make clear that I am biased in her favour) Roz Watkins, and published earlier this year. I enjoyed it a lot when I read it, but I did complain about the cover design: Memo to self: If … Continue reading The paperback cover will be much more legible

The Devil’s Dice in Piccadilly

On March 21st, Roz Watkins, author of The Devil’s Dice, will be signing copies of that book at Waterstone’s Piccadilly, an event which I will attend. This afternoon, finding myself in that part of London on account of needing a new battery for my ancient Casio watch, I dropped in on Waterstones to see what, … Continue reading The Devil’s Dice in Piccadilly

And another crowd scene (in a bookshop)

Earlier today, in the Derby branch of Waterstone’s: Standing on the staircase, top left, in a black dress, is Roz Watkins, speaking at the launch of her crime thriller, published today, The Devil’s Dice. I mention Roz and her book here because she is my niece. Another sign of getting old, to add to the … Continue reading And another crowd scene (in a bookshop)

Just kidding

Niece Roz tweets: Had enough of your relatives already? Don’t just think about murdering them – come along to @scarthinbooks tomorrow afternoon and talk about how you could actually– (Just kidding, Twitter. Just kidding) Scarthin Books is, alas, in the Peak District, where Roz lives. This is impossibly far away from London, where I live. … Continue reading Just kidding

A very responsible turkey

ABC News reports, with video: This very responsible turkey halted traffic on a two-lane road in New Hampshire until the entire flock was able to cross. Via Roz the Crime Fiction Writer, who says: He has the exact demeanour of our old school lollipop lady. Pigeons and foxes aren’t the only ones who have adapted … Continue reading A very responsible turkey