Anna Nicholas
Anna Nicholas

All of the Mallorca based crime novels & travel books by Anna Nicholas, are available from Come In, La Savina & Llibres Colom in Palma, Alameda gift shop in Soller, Atelier in Fornalutx & also at all good UK bookshops & via amazon.


Happy Holidays

It comes as no surprise that the dodgy word ‘Christmas’ should be under threat...

Anna Nicholas 09/12/2023 14:59


End of the game

“In fairness, Scobie has a fantastic name that offers endless opportunity for satirical sobriquets but I’m not sure what else he has going for him...”

Anna Nicholas 05/12/2023 17:56


Free to roam when you are young

Sad stories like this serve to remind us not to sweat the small stuff as life can be cut short in a whisper.

Anna Nicholas 24/11/2023 15:20


Happy days for second homeowners in Spain?

Let’s hope common sense now prevails and that the ludicrous and arcane rule is kicked into touch.

Anna Nicholas 17/11/2023 12:25


Is Soller another victim of overtourism?

“Tourism is the lifeblood for many people in Mallorca so we can’t just down tools and stop it happening...”

Anna Nicholas 10/11/2023 15:50


Halloween's evolution from simple joys to lavish displays

I cannot remember a time when globally, so many got so overexcited by an annual event.

Anna Nicholas 06/11/2023 11:16


Basket cases in Soller

There’s a new phenomenon in the Soller valley that has started to eclipse even those pesky electric scooters.

Anna Nicholas 20/10/2023 14:40


Holly Willoughby's alarming decision: quitting amid kidnap threats

“It seems wrong that a woman’s career has been potentially cut short due to external, random yet serious threats from a stranger...”

Anna Nicholas 13/10/2023 11:33


Tourists take over Soller

The problem is that locals cannot go about their daily business and all the while, tourists are blissfully unaware of the fierce polemic raging in the town.

Anna Nicholas 29/09/2023 15:20


Russell Brand and the dangerous power of media

Brand’s millions of adoring fans are saying that the establishment was coming for him.

Anna Nicholas 22/09/2023 14:59


Self-checkouts in Palma

I find them a totally dehumanising experience, and something inevitably goes wrong when using them.

Anna Nicholas 15/09/2023 16:26


Soller Revolts

In a recent tourist survey conducted among travellers to the island this summer, only a third said they'd return, and frankly, who can blame them?

Anna Nicholas 10/09/2023 17:40


Sizzling summer madness in Soller valley

So, I wish those arriving in our valley this month lots of luck and bon courage.

Anna Nicholas 11/08/2023 10:52


For whom the bell tolls in Soller

“Mediterranean rural towns and villages often have churches with noisy bells and in my book, this is also to be respected...”

Anna Nicholas 04/08/2023 15:24


Running in Rhodes

“In Mallorca, anyone who starts a fire, even if unintentionally, can end up with stiff fines and a prison term...”

Anna Nicholas 27/07/2023 17:07


Daylight robbery in Soller

“Maybe it’s the crime writer in me but there was something about the man that seemed odd. For one thing, he was exaggeratedly mopping his face with a large colourful handkerchief which looked ridiculously theatrical...”

Anna Nicholas 24/07/2023 14:11


Mallorca's Hot Stuff

“It’s fair to say that July and August are my least favourite months of the year on the island: It is horribly hot, crowded, expensive, booked out and there’s nowhere to park...”

Anna Nicholas 17/07/2023 13:43


Killer Go fund me in France

France has all but descended into a state of civil war following the tragic shooting of 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk in Nanterre, a West Paris suburb.

Anna Nicholas 06/07/2023 15:58


Harry and Meghan Meltdown

Rebranding the Sussexes would not be easy because, frankly, what do they have to offer?

Anna Nicholas 30/06/2023 10:02


The Titan Five

All the same, what joy is there in visiting a graveyard under the sea where countless lives were lost?

Anna Nicholas 22/06/2023 15:15