Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Love Detective by Angela Dyson

National Brave Day – sometimes we need to acknowledge how brave we are on a daily basis doing everyday things!

My debut novel, The Love Detective, comes out on the 28th September, National Brave Day. Being brave means different things to different people. I’m lost in awe and have nothing but respect for those who display extraordinary courage in the face of devastating loss, abuse or injury. However, I also admire the everyday resolution of those who quietly get on with their lives whilst feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and weighed down by the sense that whatever they do…... it is never enough. The following scenario is one that some of you may recognise:

Having to leave the office bang on time every day. Feeling guilty that you are always the first to leave. Because you have to. There’s the kids to pick up.

A mad dash around the supermarket. Grabbing food that’s quick and convenient. Feeling guilty that instead of trying to make kale and beetroot something fun to eat, you reach for the frozen peas. Who has time to be imaginative? But you worry whether the kids are getting enough nutrition.  Hell, are you getting enough nutrition? Maybe that’s why you feel tired all the time? 

Home. The place looks like a bomb’s hit it. You pick things up and then put them down again. Feeling guilty that the kids are spending too much time on their devices/watching TV, but you’ve stuff to prepare for tomorrow. Work stuff. And a football kit for Will and…..oh crap…’ve forgotten to get the felt and sequins for Katie’s art project. 

A bath then bed. You read a few pages of your book and then flake out, but you feel guilty because when did you and Mike last make love? A few weeks ago? A month? Oh God, it’s been longer than that. Too tired now. Tomorrow night for sure. Or maybe the weekend.

The Love Detective
A Clarry Pennhaligan Mystery

Angela Dyson

Genre: Chick-Lit, Thriller, Women’s,
Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: Matador Books

Publication Date: 28  September 2018

ISBN: 9781789010282

"Pacy, funny and exciting. Cynical yet romantic at heart, Clarry is a girl that you can't help but like - and root for...." – Independent Reviewer

“He’d thought himself the hunter, that I was easy prey but what he hadn’t bargained for, was contending with a woman who hadn’t eaten a square meal in twenty-four hours. I get mean when I’m hungry.”

Clarry Pennhaligan, low on ambition but high on energy, can’t seem to come up with a proper grown-up plan to kick-start her life. Planning really isn’t her thing. But then she happens upon her true vocation: Snooping.  Discovering other people’s secrets and getting paid for it. What could possibly go wrong? Well……as it turns out, just about everything and soon Clarry finds herself in real danger.

The Love Detective is the first in a series due for release in September 2018. The second book will follow in late spring 2019.

Author Angela Dyson Reads from The Love Detective

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About the Author:

Angela Dyson ditched her London life and downsized her home to move to the sticks in Surrey, to follow her dream to become a professional author. She loves to write but to pay the bills (Angela soon discovered that utility companies, bank managers and landlords aren’t known for their generosity and understanding natures,) she had to squeeze the writing in with working for a living. Some of the jobs to which she only gave half her attention have included working for a recording studio and a record label, running a building maintenance company where pretty much the only upside was getting to boss a lot of men about all day, doing a bit of plus size modelling (strictly clothes on) and, for one memorable summer, making a living reading palms on a Greek Island.