- The next 3 stories will be out before Christmas. The covers are chosen, thanks to friend Sam for photos, Lynda for font designing etc and VDU for publishing.
I feel very privileged that so many of you, my readers, have supported me through this great adventure, in spite of a shaky start with stories under 40 thousand words and not thinking it would sell more than 10 copies; the Trilogy has shown that there are some people out there who don't mind my very English story lines. However I should warn those who have repeatedly said they liked all the characters, each of the next three stories focus on fewer of the old people and more time is spent away from Cranford Hall itself.
- In The Jazzman Cometh a murderer kidnaps and holds the popular character of Barbara hostage for nearly 3 months. The tension tries the nerves of Teasdale more than he could ever imagine. If you remember Barbara was about to marry Peter Masterson a retired naval man!
- In Nicer in Nice a conman assaults two women, in his efforts to get money from them. As one of the women is from Cranford Hall, on holiday in Nice, Teasdale cannot avoid getting involved in the manhunt for the villian.
- In Cargo a complicated scan involving the importing of cars becomes another opportunity to involve residents of Cranford Hall in the search for the evil mastermind. As usual the old people show their resourcefulness and courage.