National Crime Fiction week begins on Mon (14th June), with events across the country.
I'm doing a few, all in Devon, as it happens. And please - nobody dare to suggest this is entirely deliberate so I can still be close to home to watch the World Cup!
All the events are at places I haven't yet visited, so I'm looking forward to meeting some new people. I've just written the outline of one of the talks. There are a few anecdotes I often tell, and I've been giving some a rest of late, so I don't get bored with them. The effect of this has been that, on several occasions, someone has put up a hand and said - you didn't tell the otter.
The thing has become infamous!
For some of you, the otter in question will mean nothing, and, if so, I can't explain here, the story goes on for far too long. Suffice to say it is one of the daftest things that has ever happened to me in a career which has been full of them. But if you want to know more, the answer is - come along to one of the events!
There's a list on the news and events page - www.thetvdetective.com/news.html
Hope to see you - and tell you more about the infamous otter! - at one of the events.