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Stroke of Death – OUT NOW

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Scarlet Cove series is here! You can now grab Stroke of Death on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

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About This Book

Released: January 31st 2017

Words: 52,000

Series: Book 3 – Scarlet Cove Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

Liz Jones moved to Scarlet Cove six months ago for a fresh start away from her detective life in the city. In that time, she has opened an arts and crafts shop, adopted a dog, made friends, and even found a farmer boyfriend. When she takes on her latest project of forming an art group, she does not expect it to land her back in the middle of another murder investigation, but that is precisely what happens.

With the gallery’s tyrannical owner, Katelyn Monroe, on holiday, Liz’s best friend, Nancy Turtle, suggests they host an exhibition of their work in her absence. When Katelyn returns from her holiday early and shuts down the exhibit, it immediately results in her murder. With all of Liz’s newly formed group, including Nancy, in the frame, she feels obligated to uncover the truth behind the killing. Between fake paintings, secret love affairs, and bitter rivalries, it seems every one of Liz’s art students has a motive for killing Katelyn, but can the retired detective put her retirement on hold long enough to uncover the truth before a second slaying?

Gingerbread and Ghosts – OUT NOW

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is here! You can now grab Gingerbread and Ghosts on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

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About This Book

Released: December 12th 2017

Words: 48,000

Series: Book 10 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

Christmas falls on Peridale, but that does not mean café-owner and part-time sleuth, Julia South, can sit back and enjoy the festivities. When the opening night of the annual Christmas play ends with Julia’s elderly gran, Dot, fatally shooting a man in front of the whole village, Julia’s world is turned upside down. Did Dot plan to murder the man she has a secret past with or was she framed?

While juggling the slow process of adopting her foster daughter, her heavily pregnant sister’s looming delivery date, and her detective inspector boyfriend seemingly keeping secrets, Julia must wade through the tangled history of the Peridale Amateur Dramatics Society if she wants to free Dot from prison before Christmas Day. With the walls of Julia’s personal life closing in around her, and the cast and crew of the play not being all they seem, can she figure out the truth in time, or is it one case too many? The only thing guaranteed is that it promises to be a holiday season to remember…

Birthday Cake and Bodies – OUT NOW!

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is here! You can now grab Birthday Cake and Bodies on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited! You can also preorder the next book in the series, Gingerbread and Ghosts (coming December 12th 2017), on Amazon now!

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About This Book

Released: October 17th 2017

Words: 47,000

Series: Book 9 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

When Julia gathered Barker’s family at Peridale Manor for his surprise birthday party, she did not expect it to result in murder! Minutes before the celebration is scheduled to begin, Barker’s nephew, Luke, is found strangled in his bed, putting an end to Julia’s dream of a quiet family get together. Only one of Barker’s family could have murdered the young man, but which one?

Thanks to a botched burglary in the village, the police station is clogged up, forcing Barker to go rogue with Julia. He shuts down the manor, vowing to solve the murder before sunrise, but will he be able to pin the murder on one of his brothers or their wives? Julia quickly discovers that each member of his family has a secret, but which one led to Luke’s death? In a race against the clock, Julia must dig up the past, but can she uncover the truth without tearing Barker’s family apart forever?

Fruit Cake and Fear – OUT NOW

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is here! You can now grab Fruit Cake and Fear on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited! You can also preorder the next book in the series, Fruit Cake and Fear (coming August 30th 2017), on Amazon now!

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About This Book

Released: August 30th 2017

Words: 47,000

Series: Book 8 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

A storm hits Peridale with disastrous effects. Barker’s cottage is destroyed, forcing him to move in with Julia, but she has more to worry about than him leaving his socks around and not putting the toilet seat up. Julia is shocked when the storm also uncovers a secret basement underneath her cafe and even more shocked when she finds the body of a teenage girl who has been missing for twenty years.

The cold case team rushes in, pushing Julia out of her cafe and leaving her to unravel the truth of the past one thread at a time. When she realises the girl, Astrid, was the daughter of Evelyn, the eccentric B&B owner, Julia vows to piece together the events that led to Astrid being trapped in a basement for decades. How did the girl die, and more importantly who killed her? Julia hunts for clues to a case the village had almost forgotten about so she can bring Evelyn the peace she deserves, but will she be able to do it in time before somebody she loves suffers a similar fate?

Macarons and Mayhem – OUT NOW

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is here! You can now grab Macarons and Mayhem on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited! You can also preorder the next book in the series, Fruit Cake and Fear (coming August 30th 2017), on Amazon now!

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About This Book

Released: July 30th 2017

Words: 41,000

Series: Book 7 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

Excitement blossoms through Peridale when a prestigious gardening magazine picks the village as the spotlight for their next issue, but that joy quickly turns to dread when members of the local gardening society, The Peridale Green Fingers, start dying one by one after their obituaries are sent to The Peridale Post the day before their murders.

Julia is asked to bake macarons for the magazine’s unveiling of ‘The Best Garden in Peridale’ party, but with death striking the village, she has more important things to worry about. Is somebody killing The Green Fingers’ to better their chances of winning the title as well as the cash prize, or is there something more sinister happening? With her old friend and newspaper reporter, Johnny, by her side, Julia must uncover the truth before every member of the club is crushed like an unwanted weed.

Espresso and Evil – OUT NOW

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is here! You can now grab Espresso and Evil on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited! You can also preorder the next book in the series, Macarons and Mayhem (coming July 30th 2017) on Amazon now!

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About This Book

Released: June 30th 2017

Words: 48,000

Series: Book 6 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

When a coffee shop opens in the village, Julia is surprised when her customers flock to the new business, leaving her café almost empty. A failed protest against the corporate chain store leaves Julia wondering if her café can survive, but she suddenly has bigger fish to fry when the owner of the coffee shop is poisoned, and she is framed for his murder.

As Julia attempts to clear her name, she is stopped in her tracks when an unwanted familiar face arrives in Peridale. Her past and present crash together, threatening to jeopardise her blossoming relationship with Barker. Julia’s history is back to haunt her, and she is forced to deal with the consequences of her actions before it is too late. Somebody is trying to frame Julia for her rival’s murder, but can she juggle her most challenging case yet with her complicated love life before she loses more than just her café?

Shortbread and Sorrow – OUT NOW

Hello friends! The brand new book in the bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series is here! You can now grab Shortbread and Sorrow on Amazon for only 99c and FREE on Kindle Unlimited! You can also preorder the next book in the series, Espresso and Evil (coming June 20th 2017) on Amazon now!

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About This Book

Released: May 23rd 2017

Words: 43,000

Series: Book 5 – Peridale Cozy Café Mystery Series

Standalone: Yes

Cliff-hanger: No

When Julia’s gran, Dot, wins an all-inclusive spa trip to Scotland, Julia finds it difficult to refuse the offer of a relaxing week away from her café. Along with her sister, Sue, they pack up her tiny vintage car and drive all the way from Peridale to Seirbigh Castle, ready to be pampered. The last thing Julia expected was to be caught up in another murder investigation, but when the cruel owner of the family-run spa, Henry McLaughlin, is shot dead, she can’t resist ditching the facemasks and massages in favour of cracking the case.

Julia quickly befriends the young cook and talented-baker, Blair, and acquires a job in the kitchen so she can observe the strange family in the wake of the murder. Henry’s wife and children are acting suspicious, and with an incompetent young Detective Inspector on the case, Julia makes it her mission to discover the secrets held within the ancient walls before Seirbigh Castle claims another victim.