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Welcome to my website! I write murder mysteries and romantic comedies. Here you’ll be able to find out about my books, read extracts and discover how I was inspired to write them.
You can read my novels in any order, although some characters appear in more than one book.
(See Reoccurring Characters)
Why Do Fools Fall in Love is set in Bath. A beautiful city, famed for its Roman baths, there is always some kind of filming going on, from costume dramas to detective thrillers. This inspired me to write about Shelby, the reluctant minder to a famous actor.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is about Caitlin, a hotelier accused of murdering her husband. I had the idea to write it after joining a gym.
For A Girl’s Best Friend I wanted to create a kind of ‘anti-heroine’ and came up with Danielle, who has been so let down by the people in her life, she feels diamonds are the only thing she can depend on.
Breathless was inspired by my passion for family history. The only thing keeping Lainey in Port Rell is her dream of finding the long lost wreck of the Mary Eliza. But what if an ancient wreck isn’t the only thing waiting to be discovered?
Nemesis, is about Natalie, whose obsession with solving an old, notorious murder might very well be the death of her.
Something Wicked is a novella about Kat, who is so determined not to believe in those things that go bump in the night, she soon finds herself in real danger.
My love of dark fairy tales led me to write about Milla, and her search for the truth about her murdered mother in Trust Me I Lie.
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Writing Through Lockdown
(A guest post for Juliet Greenwood)
Veteran broadcaster Agatha Holly has made a fortune telling the public how to have the perfect Christmas. Her television show has been screened every December for twenty years and her entire family are involved, including her youngest daughter Beth—the unwilling star of a thousand memes and gifs.
But Beth has finally had enough of public ridicule. All she’s ever wanted is a traditional family Christmas. If she can’t persuade her family to change, should she consider celebrating Christmas without them?
And Lorcan Black wakes up on the tomb of that 18th century highwayman, covered in the stranger’s blood.
Lorcan swears he can remember nothing of the previous night but evidence is mounting to the contrary. There’s only one person who might be able to give him an alibi – ex-girlfriend Milla Graham.
Except she’s now living with the detective who just arrested him…
Arriving Autumn 2021…
Trust in Me (Raven’s Edge #2)
The village of Raven’s Edge is famous for its folk tales of witches turning into ravens and a ghostly highwayman seeking revenge. As the nights draw in, and autumn mists curl along the medieval high street, a stranger is found murdered.
(Title and cover to be revealed)