On Wednesday last I visited a book club that meets monthly in Gordon in Sydney’s North. It was an informal gathering with many laughs, questions and the historical information that underpins my three books, “In Spite of All Terror,” “If Necessary Alone” and “Where Death and Danger Go” released on Nov 5. The time passed all too quickly but I have been invited back next year after they’ve read my latest book. The one thing I love about book clubs is that all members read the books before I visit so no worries about giving away too much information about the plots. A happy afternoon and thanks to all who attended.
Good afternoon Ms Knox,
I have just read your most recent novel on Kindle. As always, it is excellent. I live in Ballarat Victoria and reading has been a way of escaping the lockdown.
In the case of this book, it is much closer to home. In the early 1960s I was a meteorological observer with the RAF, stationed at the Bassingbourn RAF station south of Cambridge. I learned to fly gliders at Duxford, and when the club moved from there due to the takeover for the Imperial War Museum, we moved to Waterbeach airfield where I went solo. I had to stand my colleagues drinks in one of the pubs you mention.
Again, thanks for a fantastic series of books.
When V M Knox isn’t writing she is often found giving solo recitals. After a lifetime of singing classical works in her younger years which included performing in Opera, Oratorio, Art Songs and Leider, she is frequently asked to perform. One such occasion was on Wednesday 28th October at St Judes weekly lunchtime recital in Bowral. Items performed included works by Schubert, Dvorak, Faure, Brahms and Handel.
Where Death and Danger Go.
In the dark days of 1941, Britain fights on alone.
Invasion threatens and fear hangs in the air. Some yearn for peace and an end to the relentless Nazi bombing. Others are spurred on to fight for victory, no matter the cost. And some will manipulate a divided country for their own ends.
On a winter’s night, a German spy parachutes into the Cambridgeshire fenland while another man is secretly murdered in the same field. Is he another enemy spy or has he been sent to his death? Either way, a killer lurks.
Major Clement Wisdom of Special Duties Branch of the SIS is sent to discover the dead man’s identity and almost immediately uncovers a sinister network of conspiracy where kidnap, murder and revenge threaten not only the safety of the country but Clements’s life.
I very much enjoyed speaking at the Royal Automobile Club last Monday about my first two books, “In Spite of All Terror” and “If Necessary, Alone” and giving them some information about my soon-to-be-released third book in the Clement Wisdom series, “Where Death and Danger Go”. It was wonderful to be able to speak again, even with all the current restrictions of distancing which the Club handled superbly. Those present showed great enthusiasm. Thanks again to all at the Club and for their kind invitation to speak about my WW2 novels.
The third novel in the Clement Wisdom Series coming soon....
V.M. Knox talks to Rob Weinberg about her novels, in which historical fact meets crime fiction and the murky world of espionage.
After hunkering down these past few months in the Southern Highlands with my family and working on Book 3! I am pleased to announce my return to public events. I will be speaking at the RACA on Monday 31st August, 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.raca.com.au/our-events/ladies-committee-august/
It was a wonderful surprise to receive two wonderful books in the mail from my grandson Matthew written by you. They have given me great pleasure to read and reminisce as I am 98 years and many parts of the books brought back memories good and bad of the past and of the time and of the time when girls were called up and I was asked to work in the Munitions factory supplies laboratory in Maribyrnong in Victoria.
For years we worked each day looking through the microscope etching very accurately the degrees and grinds on the new lens which were inserted back into the World War I binoculars and sights of guns being reused and updated for use in the Second World War.
Later when the Owen Gun was invented the Army came out to the laboratory to test accuracy of the eye pieces of the gun. It was very satisfying to know our efforts and contribution were so valuable to the success of the gun.
I couldn’t put the books down because the immense suspense which you portrayed begged me to turn the pages to find out whether the characters were staying with us chapter by chapter.
The amount of research and authenticity is remarkable intertwined with the plot carried out under the guise of Ministers of the cloth.
Thank you for many hours of such enjoyable reading and I wish you every success with your future books and I look forward to many many more hours of fascinating reading.
With very kind regards,
I had a wonderful time being interviewed via Skype by Rob Weinberg of Dan Snows History Hit Podcast. So much fun and such an honour being invited to join these amazing historians.
To listen to the History Hit Podcast please click the link below