Friday 25 February 2011

Cryptic Friday #3

The recent question was: The end of the thaw for the mixed up lout? 6 letters.

The answer is... outlaw.

This week's question relies on a crossword convention that I've never understood:

Capture her with love. 5 letters

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Now... where was I?

I received a contract for The Search for the Lone Star, which will be my 24th I.J. Parnham Black Horse Western. It should appear sometime in 2012.

That leaves me with the exciting task of starting work on what I hope will be the 25th. And the words Beyond Redemption have just flitted into my mind, and that sounds like a story to me...!

Anyhow, here's my draft blurb for The Search for the Lone Star:

It had long been rumoured that the fabulous diamond known as the Lone Star had been buried somewhere near the town of Diamond Springs. Many men had died trying to claim it, but when Diamond Springs became a ghost town, the men who went there had many different aims. Tex Callahan had been paid to complete a mission, Rafferty Horn wanted to put right a past mistake, George Milligan thought he knew what had happened to the diamond, and Elias Sutherland wanted revenge.

All were united by their hatred of Creswell Washington, a man who had cast a dark shadow over all their lives during his search for the diamond. Only after violent retribution will the truth be finally revealed about the Lone Star.