I am a crime writer, mostly 'cozy' crime but also some psychological thrillers. There are two sets - Cleo Marjoribanks Mysteries (set mostly in the New Forest) and The South Downs Murder Mysteries. There are also some stand alone novels. They are all on Kindle - if you don't have one, get the Kindle APP!
I am also an international travel writer so some of my blogs are about my travel.
I hope you buy lots of my books, enjoy them and enjoy my blogs.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
The New Forest in Hampshire
Mother and Baby
One of my favourite places in England
is the New Forest so it is hardly surprising
that I set one of my books there (Homicide in Hampshire).
Whether you walk, cycle or horse-ride through the forest it is a
wonderful experience.There are woods
and moorlands to discover and plenty of animals.Probably the most famous are the New Forest ponies, followed by the sheep and
donkeys.An important do not do is feed these animals.Nor should you pet them.And, of course, when driving through the
forest, always be alert because these animals have a tendency to crop the grass
on the verges and to amble across the road.
There are several small towns for those who need shops, bars and
restaurants and for those who enjoy show gardens and historic houses, there are
several to visit.The gardens at Exbury
are gorgeous at any time of the year and there is a novel way of getting around
- steam train.A model one of course.In Beaulieu there is the historic House and
the National Motor
Museum and on the banks of the Beaulieu River is Bucklers' Hard.This is an 18th century shipbuilding village
where they built ships for Nelson's Navy and the Battle of Trafalgar.
Among other things to see and do are the New
Forest Wildlife Park and several Nature Reserves, Paultons Park
and Breamore House.
For more information about the National Forest log onto their web
There is also a blog now available:forestandwaterside.info
Homicide in Hampshire
Cleo Marjoribanks lives in a village (fictitious of course!) in the New
Forest and one evening comes home from London to find that her housekeeper has
apparently drowned in the swimming pool and the housekeeper's husband is
missing.A couple of days later his body
turns up on a beach.He had been
shot.Later in the book the village
gossip is found dead - in Cleo's garden.She was, fortunately, away at the time.
Near the end of the book is a very strange car chase - four cars which
keep to the speed limits and obey the traffic lights when driving through
The Detective Chief Inspector in charge of the case is 'Steaming' Kettle
who went to school with Cleo.They
haven't seen each other since then so it is quite a reunion.And, yes, they do get very friendly!!!!!!
Homicide in Hampshire is available at $2.99/£2.00 on Amazon,
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