Meet Ted Darling
If you’ve not yet met the popular diminutive detective everyone’s talking about, now’s your chance to take advantage of a special offer book price to get to know him. Book 1 in the series is on special price of 99p until Easter Monday 2018. Grab your copy now! The First Time Ever is the recently published backstory to the Ted Darling crime series. Strong, original, character-driven crime fiction which introduces you to Ted Darling with a gripping opener:
‘ Ted Darling was about to kill a man. For the first time in his life. He was twenty-nine years old.’
Ted Darling is a Specialist Firearms Officer, and a good one. With a promising career in front of him. Then he meets someone who could change everything but who can’t live with his police role.
Ted’s wanted to be a copper since he was nine. Can he find a new opening within the force which is his surrogate family?
Despite being trained to shoot to kill, Ted’s good with people. They like him, they trust him, so they talk to him. His skills get him noticed and he’s seconded to help with a big CID operation. It isn’t long before he’s facing his first murder case.
Has he made the right choice in switching jobs? Or is he, as his Firearms boss warns him, about to commit career suicide?
The Ted Darling series of crime novels comprises: The First Time Ever, Baby’s Got Blue Eyes, Two Little Boys, When I’m Old and Grey, Shut Up and Drive, Only the Lonely, Wild Thing, Walk on By, Preacher Man. Look out for further books to come in this popular crime series. Book 10 is scheduled for release in May 2018.
What else is new from Ted Darling author L M Krier/Sell the Pig author Tottie Limejuice?
I’ve been rather neglecting this website because I’ve been busy writing. Not just the latest Ted Darling crime fiction but also another book in the popular Sell the Pig travel memoirs series. Trot On! fills in the background to the time before my move to France. It also gives Ted Darling fans an insight into the mysterious ‘Mr Green’ from the crime fiction series. Intrigued? You’ll have to read it to find out more.
Hobbit House in Italy
The last time I updated this site I said I was planning to visit my great friend and partner in crime Jill Pennington, alias Doris. She runs a fabulous glamping (glamorous camping) site in the Apennines and I was booked in for a 4-day stay in the fabulous Hobbit House in Italy. I did the journey by train and it was a wonderful adventure. And of course, me being me, I simply had to write a small book, a travelogue, about the trip and the visit which, naturally, I called Hobbit House in Italy. I enjoyed myself so much that this year I’m going back and taking my other best friend, who is, confusingly, also call Jill. No doubt that will merit another little book of its own.
The interior of the Hobbit House is so comfortable it was more luxurious than the hotel I stayed in to break my journey on the way there. It’s off grid but has every modern comfort you could wish for and is scrupulously clean and well presented. It even had a parking place for my broomstick!
So now I’ve just about updated you on the Ted Darling crime series and the Sell the Pig and other books by Tottie Limejuice. Apologies again for the long silence. Watch out for the next Ted Darling crime book in May. As ever, the title is a closely guarded secret until it goes up for pre-order because I am unbelievably superstitious! For those who like to guess, it is once again a song title, and a bit of a departure for me, as it’s a song from Lynyrd Skynyrd – not my usual musical taste!
Don’t forget, if you’ve not yet discovered the We Love Ted Darling group on Facebook, it’s a brilliant place to come and meet fellow Ted Darling fans and join in the endless game of suggesting who should play him on screen. The current favourite is Martin Freeman, so if anyone has a hotline to him, do tell him to read the books!