This week, I have been editing Holiday Mystery. Going back through the story, to try to make sure I'm happy with everything. It can be hard work, but also exciting when things click. It takes me as much time editing books as writing them. Every writer is different.
Much of Holiday Mystery is set in Florence, and this week it has taken me back to times I have spent there.
I knew I wanted to send Professor Green abroad in one of The Cambridge Murder Mystery Series, and Italy felt like such a romantic, lively and vibrant place. A spoiler is the she might be getting there by car! I have been lucky enough to visit Tuscany a few times, but this last trip certainly was memorable and I was researching things in more detail.
As it turns out, I was able to include more of Siena and San Gimignano into the novel than I originally planned. Here is a snap I took from one of the towers in San Gimignano.
If you read my books, I hope the new story is worth the wait. Apologies that it has taken longer than most. It is the longest novel I have written.