Janna-Chronicles-03-Unholy-MurderDSCN0862 For those of you following Janna’s quest for justice (and vengeance!) Book 3 of the Janna Chronicles is now available from all ebook retailers, with POD following soon. Janna has now sought refuge at Wiltune Abbey, where she hopes to learn how to read and write so that she can read the letter from her unknown father and hope that it will lead her to him … but death follows Janna even into the abbey …  Pictured left: the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey, where I followed a very helpful audio guide around the ruins (no abbeys left to visit in England, courtesy of Henry VIII and his dissolution of the monasteries!) Even more exciting for me: to the left of the statue of Alfred the Great in the background is Aethelgifu’s Anglo-Saxon garden, with all the ancient herbs that Janna would have known.  I spent a happy time browsing there with the gardener who answered my questions and let me taste the herbs – well, some of them anyway! (Even poisonous herbs have their uses – but not for tasting!) The official launch of Unholy Murder takes place at the NSW State Library next Friday, March 20th at the opening night reception of the Historical Novels Society Australia inaugural conference.  Go to their website for more info and bookings – it’s going to be an all-star w.e.  www.hnsa.org.au.

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