Haunted Magpie takes flight! Coming soon...order NOW!

I am delighted to announce that Haunted Magpie, the second in my new crime fiction series set in magical Mallorca, launches 19, November 2020.

Hot on the heels of The Devil’s Horn, published in October 2019, the new novel will continue to feature protagonist, Isabel Flores Montserrat, a feisty and fearless Mallorcan sleuth who loves her family, pet ferret Furó, and the authentic Mallorcan way of life.

Having penned six Mallorca-based travel titles, it was only a matter of time before I allowed Isabel, or Bel, as she’s known locally, to come to life through the pages of a novel. Unlike many protagonists in popular crime fiction today, Bel is not a depressive, social media, drug or alcohol junkie, and prefers to spend her time enjoying the simple pleasures that life brings. All the same, she does indulge in Chupa Chup lollies and packets of sunflower seeds and let’s not discuss her love of ensaïmada pastries and good food and wine!

Isabel is not disaffected, doesn’t come with a swag bag of neuroses and isn’t hiding a dark and bruised past. She loves her close village community, friends, and gaggle of hens. Every day at 6am she swims at Can Repic beach in the local port of Soller and revels in the beauty of her surroundings. Isabel is life affirming, cheerful, eccentric and at times wilful and rebellious but ultimately loveable.

Life in the golden valley of Soller, running her mother’s holiday rentals agency is blissful until out of the blue Isabel is contacted by her old police chief, Tolo Cabot, to help solve some baffling crimes. Agreeing to return temporarily to police work (Isabel was a detective in a former life), she and Tolo try to make sense of a spate of animal disappearances in Isabel’s village and even more worryingly, missing locals island wide. Is a serial killer on the loose?

Haunted Magpie is available at all good bookshops in the UK and Mallorca, and is also available at many bookstores online internationally. It can be purchased along with my six travel titles and The devil’s Horn, first in the new crime series, in Kindle and paperback form at Amazon

I do hope you enjoy it and if you do, would so appreciate a review on amazon, should you have a spare nano. Huge thanks!
Anna:-)

Posted by Anna on 27 October 2020 | 1:21 am

Haunted Magpie takes flight!

I am delighted to announce that Haunted Magpie, the second in my new crime fiction series set in magical Mallorca, launches 19, November 2020.

Hot on the heels of The Devil’s Horn, published in October 2019, the new novel will continue to feature protagonist, Isabel Flores Montserrat, a feisty and fearless Mallorcan sleuth who loves her family, pet ferret Furó, and the authentic Mallorcan way of life.

Having penned six Mallorca-based travel titles, it was only a matter of time before I allowed Isabel, or Bel, as she’s known locally, to come to life through the pages of a novel. Unlike many protagonists in popular crime fiction today, Bel is not a depressive, social media, drug or alcohol junkie, and prefers to spend her time enjoying the simple pleasures that life brings. All the same, she does indulge in Chupa Chup lollies and packets of sunflower seeds and let’s not discuss her love of ensaïmada pastries and good food and wine!

Isabel is not disaffected, doesn’t come with a swag bag of neuroses and isn’t hiding a dark and bruised past. She loves her close village community, friends, and gaggle of hens. Every day at 6am she swims at Can Repic beach in the local port of Soller and revels in the beauty of her surroundings. Isabel is life affirming, cheerful, eccentric and at times wilful and rebellious but ultimately loveable.

Life in the golden valley of Soller, running her mother’s holiday rentals agency is blissful until out of the blue Isabel is contacted by her old police chief, Tolo Cabot, to help solve some baffling crimes. Agreeing to return temporarily to police work (Isabel was a detective in a former life), she and Tolo try to make sense of a spate of animal disappearances in Isabel’s village and even more worryingly, missing locals island wide. Is a serial killer on the loose?

Haunted Magpie is available at all good bookshops in the UK and Mallorca, and is also available at many bookstores online internationally. It can be purchased along with my six travel titles and The devil’s Horn, first in the new crime series, in Kindle and paperback form at Amazon

I do hope you enjoy it and if you do, would so appreciate a review on amazon, should you have a spare nano. Huge thanks!
Anna:-)

Posted by Anna on 24 October 2020 | 8:31 am

The Devil's Horn Promo Video - don't miss it!

For a bit of fun, I hope you can kindly find 15 seconds to watch the promotional video for The Devil’s Horn created by Trevor at Tapocketa Studio in the UK.

And while you’re at it, please take a look at my new publishing entity launching on 15, October. From that date you’ll be able to open the link Burro Books

Thank you so much for your wonderful support.

Hasta pronto and happy days!

Anna

Posted by Anna on 6 October 2019 | 4:09 am

The Devil's Horn hits the street!

After a busy year, I am delighted to announce that The Devil’s Horn my debut crime caper featuring Isabel Flores Montserrat, a feisty Mallorcan sleuth, launches this week. It will the first in a new fiction series set on the beautiful island of Mallorca, my cherished home.

Having penned six Mallorca based travel titles, it was only a matter of time before I allowed Isabel, or Bel, as she’s known locally, to come to life through the pages of a book. Unlike many protagonists in popular crime fiction today, Bel is not a television, social media, drug or alcohol junkie, and prefers to spend her time enjoying the simple pleasures that life brings. All the same, she does indulge in Chupa Chup lollies and packets of sunflower seeds and let’s not discuss her love of ensaimada pastries! She’s not disaffected, doesn’t come with a swag bag of neuroses and isn’t hiding a dark and complicated past. She loves her family and close village community, her pet ferret Furó, her gaggle of hens and her friends. Every day at 6am she swims at Can Repic beach in her local port and revels in the beauty of her surroundings. Isabel is life affirming, cheerful, eccentric and at times wilful and rebellious but ultimately loveable.

Life in the golden valley of Soller, running her mother’s holiday rentals agency is good until out of the blue she is contacted by her old police chief, Tolo Cabot, to help solve some baffling crimes. Reluctantly agreeing temporarily to return to her former life as a detective, she and Tolo race against the clock to solve a child abduction, murder of an elderly recluse and emergence of a drug cartel.

The Devil’s Horn is available at all good bookshops in the UK and Mallorca, and is also available at many bookstores online internationally. It can be purchased in Kindle or in paperback at Amazon
I do hope you enjoy it and if you do, would so appreciate a review at amazon, should time permit. Huge thanks!

Posted by Anna on 6 October 2019 | 2:49 am

The tower of Babel?

Some time ago I was happily introduced to Alejandro Blasi, a locally based musician here in Mallorca who collaborates regularly with well known artist, Donovan. He and his fellow musician Diego Blanco, form the duo Babel, and Blue Dance is their new album. It is a lyrical mix of sonorous and arty music using both modern and ancient instruments such as electric guitar, bamboo marimba, hopi flute and mouth harp.

As it happens, Donovan has a home here on Mallorca and contributed a poem which he reads in the song, The Wind. All the mellow and relaxing songs are available on CD or online The duo also hold concerts on the island and are always keen to welcome new residents and visitors to their music.

Posted by Anna on 29 January 2019 | 4:32 am