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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.

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My Books

You can read my novels in any order, although some characters appear in more than one book.

(See Reoccurring Characters)

My love of dark fairy tales led me to write about Milla, and her search for the truth about her murdered mother in Murder at Raven’s Edge. (Originally published as Trust Me I Lie.)

Murder at Ravenswood House is the sequel to Murder at Raven’s Edge. DI Ben Taylor is about to meet a ‘ghost’ from his past.

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. (This is a prequel to Murder at Raven’s Edge.)

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.

I’ve always wanted to write a romcom set at Christmas. You Make It Feel Like Christmas is about Beth, who knows she could have the perfect family Christmas – if only it wasn’t for her family!

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.

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.

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.

And finally, What You’re Proposing is a series of romantic comedy short stories, starting with The Indecent Proposal.

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Latest News

Here’s the reason I’ve been so quiet over the past few months! I’ve been working on a brand new series set in and around the quirky village of Raven’s Edge. Join DI Ben Taylor, DS Harriet March, and the rest of the team (Sam, Dakota and Ash - not to mention DCI Cameron) as they solve some very unusual murders…

If you love TV shows such as Midsomer Murders, or Only Murders in the Building, then this is the series for you!

In my latest post, I’m talking about my very first ‘writing room’.

New Murder Mystery Series!


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