Only 7 days to go before the release of MURDER BY THE BOOK, the 2nd Gertrude Harrington Mystery

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The kindle e-book can be pre-ordered from Amazon

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2 weeks to go

Only 2 weeks to go until the publication of MURDER BY THE BOOK – the second Gertrude Harrington Mystery.

The kindle edition is available to pre-order. Head over to Amazon UK or US following the links below. 3 Murder by the Book



Pre-order now and it will be delivered to your device on Monday 3rd September. The paperback will be available on the same day.


MURDER BY THE BOOK – pre-order now!

This morning I have exciting news for you. MURDER BY THE BOOK is coming very soon.

Here is the day to mark in your diary:


On this day you will be able to purchase your paperback copies of MURDER BY THE BOOK, the sequel to DEATH ON SWIFT WINGS.

However – for the first time I have made a book available for pre-order!

The kindle e-book is available to pre-order RIGHT NOW, and will be delivered to your kindle device on publication day.

I will shortly be updating the MY BOOKS page. In the meantime, if you would like to pre-order the kindle edition, just click the links below.
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Hello everyone. Summer is well and truly here. How is everyone coping with this hot weather?

Summer holidays are great times for catching up with reading those books you’ve never quite had the time to read, and kindle e-readers are a great way to take several books on holiday without taking up valuable luggage space and baggage weight allowance.

Soak up the sun by the pool, on the beach – or in the garden – with a Cosy Crime Murder Mystery, or maybe something a bit different.

There will be several promotions coming up in the following weeks. The first one launches on Sunday. Details below.

Enjoy the summer, and keep an eye out for the other promotions.





On Amazon UK & Amazon US, the following kindle e-books

will be selling for a mere

99p or 99c

for 1 week only:




Spring Update

Hello everyone,

I’d like to take a moment to apologise for the lack of updates recently.

The tragic sadness of a double family bereavement has meant I’ve not had the time or the inclination to do much in the way of writing recently. My beloved mother passed away earlier this year, followed four days later by her eldest brother. Our extended family has been in a state of shock ever since and it’s taken me a while to get my act together.

Only now do feel ready to finally get back to it.

The second Gertrude Harrington book, Murder by the Book, is currently being proofread. I shall keep you all updated when it’s ready for publication.

I’m onto the next stage of editing the third book, A Small Dose of De’Ath, and also finessing the outline for book seven as well, so it’s finally all systems go once again.



I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the readers of my books a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

I’d like to be able to give you all an early Christmas present and be able to tell you MURDER BY THE BOOK is available, but sadly I cannot. I’ve had some issues with the plotting (due in part to the fact that I have written the first drafts of 6 in total) and have found a few contradictions in both MURDER BY THE BOOK and the next one, A SMALL DOSE OF DE’ATH.

These came about because the Gertrude Harrington Mysteries evolved as I wrote them. I wrote five before publishing the first one because I wanted to make sure I could continue in my new genre, and once satisfied with this, I began plotting out in more detail the remaining books.

There will be 25 in total, grouped into linked trios and interspersed with related prequels that will delve into Gertrude’s family history. The seeds of these prequel mysteries are being laid within the main books, but this additional plotting is what has thrown up some of the contradictions, which I am now ironing out. I want to make certain I have picked up all of them before continuing publication.

Also, I think I was a little optimistic in trying to get three books edited, proofread and published in one year whilst still working pretty much full time and also having a life.

There WILL be two books next year to look forward to, both of them Gertrude Harrington Mysteries.

That is my New Year’s Resolution.

I the meantime, there are 7 novels out there for you to read, and perfect for Christmas Gifts. (You still have time!)

Merry Christmas.