• Phoenix Theatre

    It was a good evening at the Phoenix Theatre’s Arts lounge last week.   the venue is one of those old cellar bars frequented by Patrick Hamilton and was a great venue for talkative crime writers.  The brillliant Blackwell’s organised it and a lively audience fired some fascinating questions at us.  There were three of  us – Michael Ridpath, writer of city thrillers and a new Icelandic series, Imogen Robertson whose first novel set in eighteenth century London is just out, and myself, donning my  anorak for the evening to talk about Hildegard and fourteenth century life and times.  Thanks to everyone who made it such a pleasant event – and thanks for those who also bought copies of The Red Velvet Turnshoe.

    See you all again soon.