I am the author of the Magpie Murders – a series of short murder mysteries. I'm also the author of the Jane Hetherington’s Adventures in Detection crime and mystery series.
On my webpage you will find a series of blogs, aiming to introduce my novels to potential readers by giving them an insight into the storylines, characters and the series itself. (The blogs won’t give the game away or tell you whodunit.)
Here's the blurb from: The One With The Body In The Art Deco Library - the first of the Magpie Murders:
In the art deco library of Blackstone Manor, Indigo Black has a busy morning of appointments. One by one his visitors arrive, each for a different reason, each bearing a vendetta. The meetings end unpleasantly. Not long afterwards the body of Indigo Black is found spreadeagled on the library floor.
Which of the visitors returned to the library, and there, smashed in Indigo Black’s head with a candlestick?
Colonel Jocquin Colman? Mme Sapphire Azure? Professor Mauvino Mulberry? Mrs Blanche Alabaster? The Reverend Malachi Khaki? Ms Scarletta Crimson? Dr Gray? Some other shady character?
This is the question Detective Inspector Magpie of Scotland Yard – a man with a pathological need for justice and the nose of a bloodhound for a lie – investigates, alongside sidekick, Sepia Brown.
Can the Magpie laboriously unravel this impossibly knotty murder?
Here's the blurb from: The Night of Harrison’s Monk's Death - The first Jane Hetherington Adventure in Detection:
Need to identify a strangely generous safe breaker? Locate a boyfriend gone walkabout? Lost a family heirloom and have to find it in a hurry? Want to establish if a loved one’s telling the truth? Check out whether the other half’s story stacks up? Or just solve a missing person case?
Contains: skulduggery, confectionery, mystery, a library, the stipendiary and some things slithery