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15 August 2016

Simon Cann & 'Clementina' @simonpcann @GoddessFish #CrimeThriller

Today we have author Simon Cann visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Simon Cann is the author of the Boniface, Montbretia Armstrong, and Leathan Wilkey series of books.
* In addition to his fiction, Simon has written a range of music-related and business-related books, and has also worked as a ghostwriter.
* Before turning full-time to writing, Simon spent nearly two decades as a management consultant, where his clients included aeronautical, pharmaceutical, defense, financial services, chemical, entertainment, and broadcasting companies.
* He lives in London.

A look into...
~ Blurb ~
* Leathan Wilkey has been hired to babysit Clementina, a seventeen-year-old whose rich daddy is going through a messy divorce and is over-compensating.
* Leathan soon tires of her spending habits, her selfie obsession, and her social media preoccupation as his ward drags him from shop to boutique to jeweler, approaching each with the self-possession that comes from a lifetime of getting her own way and never once having to worry about money.
* But when Clementina snaps her fingers and her boyfriend doesn’t come running, something is up. He doesn’t appear because he’s been murdered.
* When Leathan investigates, he finds that the boyfriend has no background and met Clementina through a connection made by daddy’s business partner.
* Daddy’s business partner who has been slowly and progressively putting daddy in a vice, grabbing more of the business, and who is now menacing Clementina directly to manipulate daddy.
~ Excerpt ~
* I stared up at the six-foot pile of brick held together by cement, then turned to the fastidious man. “I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name.”
* “Vianney,” he said.
* “Vianney. Is this the only way out?”
* He nodded, a precise tilt of his head like a movement fashioned by a watchmaker.
* “Do you know who is over the back?” I pointed over the wall.
* A shake of his head, equally precise. I pulled out my phone. Vianney shook his head again—three small twists. “No signal.” He pointed back inside. “Seven paces.”
* I took seven paces and got two bars. “We’re going out the back,” I said when Reece answered. “I’m not sure what’s there, but come and find us there.” Back outside, Clementina was still staring up at the sky. “Ready?” I asked.
* She seemed perplexed.
* “We’re going to meet the neighbors,” I said, taking her shiny bag and handing it to Vianney. “You’re going first.”
* “What are you talking about?” she asked.
* “We’re going over the wall—you’re going first. Give your bag to Vianney to hold.” I pointed to the large lump of leather still hanging from her shoulder. “And put this back on.” I handed her the jacket I was carrying. I was sure it wasn’t designed for rough and tumble, but I preferred it be scraped rather than her.
* “Why…?” she began.
* “Because it’s the only way out, and you’re going first because if I go first there’s no one to help you over the wall,” I said, predicting her range of questions. “What else did you want to do today?”
* “I wanted…” she began, slipping on her jacket. “That was rhetorical, wasn’t it?”
Buy Clementina here...
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Thank you for joining us here today, Simon Cann! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

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Simon Cann said...

Hello everyone, it's Simon here.

Can I start by thanking Casey for the kind invitation to participate in this community.

I'm really looking forward to chatting with everyone and to hearing what you're all reading.

I'll be here all day, so if you've got any questions, comments, or thoughts, please jump in.

Over to you!


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the blog tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Simon Cann said...

Thank you, Lisa.

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

Simon Cann said...

Thank you, Rita.

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great excerpt, I enjoyed reading it! Thanks for sharing :)

Simon Cann said...

My pleasure. Thank you, Victoria.

clojo9372 said...

Do you like a quiet environment when you are writing? Or do you like natural sounds or music?

Simon Cann said...

Interesting question, Clojo.

I need silence (or at least what passes for silence). Anything and everything distracts me, and if there's music (or any other audio, like the radio) I find that I'll have been paying attention to that and not writing.

Simon Cann said...

I'd like to thank Casey for the invitation to participate in this community and to thank you all for your kind welcome.

I'll be popping in at regular intervals, so if you've got any more questions then please keep asking. You can also drop past my Facebook page ( and say hi.

If you want to read more from Clementina, then hop over to Amazon: Alternatively, you can download the first five chapters here:

Enjoy your reading.

All the best


Nikolina said...

I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

Simon Cann said...

Thank you, Nikolina. It's been (and is continuing to be) a real pleasure.