Tag Archives: crime fiction

Feb 27

A Disappointment of Owls

Is released on the 3rd March. Set in the middle of Unkindness of Ravens, Symington is adjusting to life in Fournier Street. A chance encounter with Albert Shawcross – a solicitor with a sideline in illegal divorces – is just one of those things, until Shawcross winds up dead and local bobby Constable Dennison comes […]

New Website.

Had a bit of a writer’s revamp, so there’s a new website to go with it. Do pop over to sesmith.pub and have a look. If I don’t post before, may your 2021 be a darn sight better than your 2020 PS huge shout out to @panistroglodyte for noticing the error 🙂

Jun 07

An open letter to my current WIP*

*work in progress Dear WIP First let me start by saying it is a pleasure to meet you. You have been a long time coming and at times I thought you’d never turn up. You have been a challenge and a joy and the bit you revealed of yourself today, although rough around the edges, […]

Apr 13

The things that obsessed me – Yesterday

I did not blog yesterday, not because I did not want to. I did. Not because I forgot. I did not. Every so often my brain reminded me, but because I’d got to the point in the WIP – current title The Terrified Tailor – where three things obsessed me. The first was a knife […]

Breaking the Law 20/1

My name is Charles Carter. I am a police officer in Her Majesty’s Constabulary. For the last fifteen years, I have been certain that a local East End pawnbroker – one Mordecai Gold – is more than a simple business man, working out of a jeweler’s shop on Fournier Street. To the man in the […]

Jul 15

Symington Byrd 2… an update

Byrd’s latest mystery is proving a bit of a bugger. (Excuse my French). The corpses are piling up nicely. The murderer has motive and opportunity. Everybody who was at Hamblebee Hall (court, house – I’ll make my mind up by the end of the book) on the night of the murder is lying, and their […]

Dec 17

#QBYRD

Am doing a.twitter Q&A session on my @Symington_Byrd  handle tomorrow,  18th Dec from 18:30 GMT. Feel free to ask a question or 2, or follow it on #QBYRD