The Sequel is Here!

The Sequel is Here!

It’s finally time! I am so excited to announce that the sequel to Spiral Mind is now available to order from MX Publishing ahead of publication in October! Book 2 is called The Coriolis Effect, and our cover artist Brian Belanger has outdone himself again. Can’t wait to hold my first print copies!

If you want to order your copy now, head over here. With every copy you buy, you buy a meal, as MX Publishing donate to ShareTheMeal with every purchase. I’m so grateful for the team at my imprint at Orange Pip Books and the great causes that MX Publishing supports. They really do make sure books make a difference in this world.

If you’re new here, a warm welcome to my website and to 221B Baker St, where I’ve metaphorically hidden away cluing for looks while writing this second book! If you haven’t read Book 1, Spiral Mind, yet, please check it out here.

Now, for everyone who’s curious and ready for Book 2 among you, I don’t want to spoil anything, so here’s just a sneaky peek at the back of the book.

The Coriolis Effect Blurb

Everyone is a character in somebody’s story, but not everyone finds out they are. Things get complicated when Sherlock Holmes can’t prove he’s real. We thought we lived in 21st-century London, but when everything around us turned into that Victorian cesspool on the pages of the Strand Magazine, it was clear the evil genius was not Moriarty. It was a doctor with a silly moustache.


There are two solutions to the mystery of finding yourself in a story from over a hundred years ago. Solution 1: you have been fooled by a clever fake. That would not happen to Sherlock Holmes, who has for once himself consulted experts on the matter without revealing his own identity to them. Solution 2: the stories are genuine and it turns out you are just a fictional character who finds himself in the wrong time period. By mistake, by adaptation, by magic? All impossible gobbledygook, in Watson’s opinion – did I say, Watson? I meant John. Of course, we’re in the 21st century, after all. Or are we? Sherlock and John are not so sure when suddenly, A Case of Identity happens in front of them, including the ridiculous Victorian clothes described in it. The only person at 221B who can’t find themselves in the stories is amnesiac Scarlett Vendalle, whose forgotten criminal past and love for John resurface as she finds out why she is seeing visions of Anne Boleyn…

What a Journey

I really hope you’re intrigued! Sherlock Holmes certainly was, not that he didn’t do his best to puzzle me in turn. I can’t believe it’s been two years since I published Book 1 and nearly 10 since I first started researching for the trilogy; it’s all been such a whirl.

I just want to say a quick thank you to everyone who’s supported me, my boyfriend, my parents, my friends and colleagues and of course everyone at MX Publishing and Orange Pip Books. It’s been an incredible journey and certainly a dream come true. If this is all a story, I wouldn’t choose to be in a different one for anything. The game is on!

P.S.: If you’re wondering, yes, of course, I’m already working on Book 3. It’s not like I could leave it there…

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