Just a quick reblog of my post over at Heloise West’s place – thanks Heloise – where I talk a bit about the ‘make it up as you go along’ attitude of the early Secret Service types. Plus bonus recipe for invisible ink!
This post brought to you in celebration of the fact that apparently my paperbacks of Eleventh Hour have been dispatched. I hope the pigeon had plenty of birdseed before they sent him off.
Hi Heloise, thank you so much for being my host today and inviting me to talk a bit about my new release, Eleventh Hour. It’s about spies, a subject close to my heart.
We all love a good spy yarn, don’t we? Whether it’s Daniel Craig as Bond in the modern world or an old school yarn on paper with someone like Richard Hannay defeating the ungodly with a combination of his trusty service revolver, a pen knife and a stiff upper lip. They are both beloved clichés and I really wanted to produce my own low tech version of a spy story. This, of course, required a lot of background reading and to say I was startled at some of the stories I came across is an understatement. Whether any of them are true, of course, is another matter. We have to accept that spies first and foremost have…
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