Why Cleopatra? [continued]

[Continuing the conversation from last week… hey, it’s my soapbox] A friend who knows I am writing a series set in Cleopatra’s Alexandria was greatly exercised over some of Cleopatra’s decisions. “Why did she make Antony leave Octavia? It gave Octavian all the ammunition he needed to move against her. How could she have done…

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Five weeks and counting…

Pub day is December 6th! Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. At which event of course (you know me so well) there will be giveaway goodies, including this delightful…

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Why Cleopatra?

All right, all you people who think I should only and ever write Kate Shugak novels*, here’s why I wrote this instead. The commonly accepted story arc for Cleopatra is: Caesar. Antony. Dead. Shakespeare even cut her arc by a third in his Antony and Cleopatra. At least the film managed to get all three…

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Six weeks and counting…

Pub day is December 6, 2018! Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. excerpt from Death of an Eye Tetisheri regarded Uncle Neb with affection. His hair was black and…

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Seven weeks and counting…

The e-book will go on sale in the US on December 6, 2018. Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. As you know is my wont, there will be giveaway…

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Eight weeks and counting…

The e-book will go on sale in the US on December 6, 2018. Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. excerpt from Death of an Eye “So,” he said. “Caesar…

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This just in…

Hot off the presses and sent winging my way by Nic Cheetham at Head of Zeus…behold! Click here to preorder in hardcover. See you at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore on Saturday, December 8, at 2pm!      

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An eye-witness account from a front-row seat to recent history, and very much worth reading.

My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I acquired then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA’s extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I heard James Clapper talking about his work in the IC (Intelligence…

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