Mortmain Hall

Great read

I heard Martin Edwards speak at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival some time ago and was keen to read this, his latest novel. It is very well researched, a book steeped in the the 1930’s. A classic whodunnit. I have always loved Agatha Christie and this is one of the few books that has matched hers. I loved the character of Rachel Saverneck. A great read, highly recommend.

The Girl In The Missing Poster


Thia is a book I thoroughly enjoyed recently by one of my favourite authors. The pacing is perfect, with twists and turns all the way through. It combines brilliant plotting with complex, well-developed characters.
Stella is a wonderful protagonist: strong, determined, independent, and yet vulnerable. I loved the way she used her work as a dog behaviorist (fascinating in itself) to analyze and handle people.
A great read, highly recommended.

The Island


My next novel, The Island, is now with the editors before publication in June 2021 by Boldwood Books. It is available for pre-order on Amazon here

Like The House Party it is set on the Isle of Wight, and it starts with a suspicious death.

Keep an eye here and on my Amazon page for more news.

New cover


Free to be Tegan has a wonderful new cover! It is designed by Peter O’Connor of Bespoke Book Covers, and I think it is the best yet. My debut novel has been through two self-designed covers and one previous professional version, but with cover styles changing all the time it was right to have a refresh. The paperback features on the spine the beautful Welsh poppy painted for the original cover by my sister, Janet Nicholson.

The House Party


My latest novel is published on Tuesday 21 July by Boldwood Books. It is at amazon (click on the cover above!), kobo, barnes & noble, google books, etc, as a kindle book, ebook and paperback. You can also pre-order the audiobook narrated by Karen Cass, but that will not be published until a few days after the other versions.

I hope you will enjoy the new book. It is a little different from my previous novels. It starts with a mysterious death, which the central character, Beth, finds herself investigating alone. The setting is the Isle of Wight. There have been lots of positive pre-publication reviews such as “Truly a great puzzler with a superb ending! I HIGHLY Recommend!!!” You’ll find lots of quotes on the various sales sites and you can “look inside” the book on some of them (on amazon you can look inside the pareback, but not the kindle).

Boldwood Books


I am thrilled to announce that my next novel, The House Party, will be published by Boldwood Books in August 2020. The plan is for it to be published simultaneously as an ebook, paperback and audiobook in all the English-speaking jurisdictions on the same day. It’s with the copy editor at the moment, and I hope to be posting a cover reveal before too long. If you want to know more about the exciting publishing house which is Boldwood, simply click here to be taken to their website. Head over to my amazon author page for a short video of me talking about the new book.

No Stone Unturned

Great read

A book I have very much enjoyed recently is Pam Lecky’s ” No Stone Unturned”, the first in a series to feature her Victorian heroine Lucy Lawrence. Here’s my review on Amazon:

Absolutely loved this book. An easy, well plotted , exciting read, with lots of fascinating insights into Victorian England seamlessly knitted into the story. I loved the central character of Lucy, strong and sassy. I really look forward to more of her adventures. My husband loves Sherlock Holmes and said this book reminded him very much of his books.”

If you want to have a look at it, click on the cover above to see it on amazon.




Behind the Smile_ed2_eBook cover_final_v3

Behind the Smile has a new cover! It features the Longstone, which is an important location in the story, and is designed to match the other novel covers. I hope you like it. Thanks, as ever, to Ryan of loveyourcovers.