Friday, 3rd March 2017
Following my dramatisation of Qiu Xiaolong’s “A Case of Two Cities“, the 4th of the Inspector Chen mysteries being broadcast on BBC Radio 4, I have agreed to dramatise the 8th & 9th books in the series, “Enigma of China” and “Shanghai Redemption”. Recording dates are set for November, for  broadcasting early in 2018.

As noted on my blog https://straight75nochaser.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/new-beginnings/ I have begun writing a new Frank Elder novel, Body & Soul, for possible publication in the late spring of 2018.

Several new events have been added to my list of engagements for this year and a full list can be seen on the Events page of this web site. http://mellotone.co.uk/events2/

And finally, I’m pleased to announce that the Nottingham-based small press, Five Leaves, will be publishing Going Down Slow and Other Stories, a limited edition hardback containing seven previously uncollected short stories, in November.