Sadly I just can’t fit in reviews of every book I’d like to read, but I am very pleased to welcome A.J Griffiths-Jones to Linda’s Book Bag today to tell me about a book I know I’d love if only I could get to it!
Staying in with A. J Griffiths-Jones
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag, A.J. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me. Which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
I’ve brought along my brand new release Isobel. I’ve chosen it as I feel that it really reflects how I’ve grown as a writer and how I’ve learned character development over the years. I’m very excited about this book as it’s the first in a series of six and I think readers will warm to the detectives as they grow throughout the journey.
How exciting to have a brand new series. I have to say, I think that cover is stunning!
So tell me, what can we expect from an evening in with Isobel.
You can expect a journey to the French countryside, with lavender fields & warm baguettes. However, you’ll find a myriad of secrets too and characters who have relatable issues, things that anyone might have experienced in their life. My readers tell me that I know how to get right under my character’s skin and I think that’s what anyone new to my work will take away with them.
Sounds wonderful. What else have you brought along and why?
I’ve brought a bottle of deep French Merlot, some soft crusty bread and melted Camembert cheese and photos of my holidays in Bordeaux which hold great memories of picking grapes, laughing around a campfire and friends from around the globe.
I love baked Camembert A.J. I can’t drink red wine as it makes me ill, so you can have that and I’ll just have slightly more than my fair share of the bread and cheese!
Thanks so much for telling me about Isobel A.J. Let’s give blog readers the details:
As the sleepy French village of Saint Margaux eagerly awaits its new resident, in the form of professional pastry chef Isobel Gilyard, tongues are already wagging.
A few days later, when local vineyard owner Cecile Vidal is brutally murdered, fingers naturally point towards the newly arrived Englishwoman.
Suspicion is not without foundation, as Isobel was seen near the murder scene, and holds some deadly secrets of her own.
As Inspector Max Mallery tackles his first case for Bordeaux police, he’s thrown a curveball in the form of Yorkshire detective Jack Hobbs who joins the team with enthusiasm and English wit.
As investigators untangle a tightly woven web of clues, Isobel finds herself trapped on the wrong side of the law.
Isobel is available for purchase here.
About A. J Griffiths-Jones
A. J Griffiths-Jones was born near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK. She has travelled extensively throughout her career and has recently returned to England after ten years working as Language Training Manager for a bank in Shanghai. A.J. has studied genealogy for many years and has a special interest in Victorian crime.