Welcome to the Joyce Holms website. One of Scotland’s best selling crime
writers, Joyce Holms is widely known as an effective teacher of Creative
Writing. She gives workshops and classes to writing groups, readers’ groups,
schools and writers circles as well as humorous and entertaining talks
to organisations such as Rotary, Probus and Womens Guilds.
You may know
her best as the creator of the Fizz and Buchanan Mysteries. Her two detectives,
Fizz Fitzpatrick and Tam Buchanan are both Edinburgh lawyers and their
relationship supplies much of the humour that makes the books what they
For all books in the Fizz and Buchanan series click books above.
Some recent books in the series:
The recent writing courses (Spring 2012) held by Joyce at Newington
and Morningside have evolved into a writing group.
The complete series of the "Fizz and Buchanan" mysteries plus Joyce's writing manual "Writing Colourful Fiction" is now available on Kindle the latter will be available in paperback early next year
(watch this space).
If you don't have a suitable Kindle reader, tablet or mobile you can download a free Kindle reader for pc from the Kindle store on Amazon. Have a look at the free samples and let Joyce know what you think. It would be appreciated.
The Fizz and Buchanan Mystery series was acquired a few years ago by Bloody Brits an imprint of the USA publisher Bywater Books.
The first three in the series Payment Deferred, Foreign Body and Bad Vibes are available in paperback through:
, > Amazon(usa)
KIND WORDS FROM FELLOW AUTHORS
Read their comments in full on the News/Views page.
IAN RANKIN: "Joyce's humour is sharp without being nasty, her
characters well drawn, and her Edinburgh a place you'll want to spend
time in..... read her books."
PAULA GOSLING: "The Fizz and Buchanan novels sizzle with fun and
story-telling skill. A new star has been born into the mystery world."
HRF KEATING: "Every now and again we are lucky enough to be given
a crime writer whose work has that cherishable mark of difference. Joyce
Holms is one of that rare band."
ALANNA KNIGHT: "Crime writing at it's best."
VAL McDERMID: "Engaging and entertaining...Deft, Daft and definitely
delicious...Holms is a magician - the reader is so busy laughing the clues
just slip by unnoticed."
CHECK THE DIARY FOR JOYCE'S FUTURE READINGS AND ENGAGEMENTS BY CLICKING
here ON NEWS VIEWS PAGE..