I hope you DON'T write a sequel to Gallows Thief!! I have read all your published books, including the Susannah Kells' trio, and the above is the only one I didn't enjoy. I avoided it for quite a while, because I didn't see you in the Agatha Christie mode and it looked so morbid from the cover. However, in the end, the praise from other readers persuaded me to buy a copy... It is morbid, the plot is difficult to swallow and Sandman is two-dimensional. This got me thinking, because all your books are rather savage. But somehow you get away with it - I think because: a) the savagery is realistic - for example, the playing with bones and fortune telling from entrails in the Arthur series must be nearer the reality of the period than the Troubadour-Age, chivalric-tradition -inspired accounts which started off the modern Arthur legends. b) this is coupled with a certain wry, dry humour - which allows the books to be novels, not just social commentary on the awfulness of the period. c) je ne sais quoi. I've never seen such negative feedback as this on your website! Understandably so! So will understand if this doesn't appear! However, I can fully concur with your readers' appreciation of the other books. I agree that it would be better if you could write them in a couple of days, and it took a few weeks to read them... though I'm not sure how the finances would work for you in that situation! ...Looking forward to the next one! Isabelle Griffith
Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Gallows Thief - but I do appreciate your comments. Thanks for writing.