This Decietful Light (Second in the Blandford Candy series) will be published in September 2017 by Holland House Books. It's taken a while: rewrites, tantrums, rewrites, whisky, rewrites, but finally its ready, and I am really excited how it's turned out - in no small part to my wonderful editor refusing to settle for my half-arsed ideas.
So here is a peak at the cover, and the blurb.
In a time of civil war and betrayal, one drunken fop could be the difference between victory and defeat.
Sir Blandford Candy is an irascible old drunk with a love of hats, a dislike of poets, and an idiot for a nephew. After blackmailing an old acquaintance, he looks back on his life and adventures during the English Civil War.
Young Blandford returns to London after the First Battle of Newbury. He finds a new Lord Mayor in the Guildhall, and a murdered actor in his theatre. Blandford tries to foil a Royalist plot to smuggle gold to Oxford, find a sailor’s lost treasure, and hunt for a book that could change the course of the war. His search takes him from the dark streets of London and Southampton to the bloody battlefield of Marston Moor, but only one man can help. A man Blandford has sworn to kill.
The second book in the Blandford Candy series.
Book 1: The Last Roundhead is available on Amazon and all other retailers.