The first time I visited the Muker Show was in 2005. My first novel had just been published and I remember the excitement of seeing it on the shelves of Ottakar's bookshop and being interviewed by the Northern Echo. I also remember visiting the Sedbergh book festival that month and giving Reginald Hill a copy of 'Corpse Way' - he asked me to sign it 'To Reg'. I took a box of books to the Muker Show and shared a table in the history tent. On that occasion it poured with rain all day and often the weather has spoiled what is a lovely small, local show in a beautiful setting. It is small compared to other shows in the Dales but it has all the important components, including the produce tent, the Muker band playing, sheep dog trials and the all-important fell race. This year the weather was perfect and the show was well-attended; I signed my books and met some of my readers. Twelve years and seven books later it is lovely to chat about Mills and the series and answer the usual question of when they might expect to see the next one in the shops.