It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog and that’s because I’ve been snowed under with words. I worked through the latest book, Ice Claw, with the copy editors at Puffin, so that was a hundred-odd thousand words, then did the same thing with the American publishers, and finally had to do a couple of rewrites on A Touch of Frost script.
Meanwhile, of course, writing DangerZone3.
So I have just returned from rehearsals of ‘Frost’, which is pretty gruelling because all the actors, producers and the director expect me to have the answers to any queries they have (and I don’t always) and to rewrite the final thoughts and ideas that come out of the rehearsals.
The crazy things is that one of the stories (there’s usually at least three in each of my episodes) in this Touch of Frost had to do with credit cards being stolen. When I finally staggered out from rehearsals on Thursday evening - I found the hotel couldn’t accept my credit cards. I have a great bank and they phoned me to check up on a few things - and someone had lifted my card numbers and bought more stuff than I could imagine. So everything was stopped. Fortunately I had an emergency card so didn’t have to sign up as a chamber maid for the next few weeks.
On a pretty miserable train journey home, where people were standing because of the lack of seats (and this is an inter-city train) I got home to find the German edition’s cover waiting for me - so here it is. The title has been translated as - THE FORTRESS/STRONGHOLD OF THE DEVIL.