Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Love or Duty by Roberta Grieve

Set just before and during the Second World War this book conveys the way in which various people viewed what was happening. The atmosphere in a seaside town during the war is particularly poignant dealing as it does with the way in which the local community came to together to help the injured and the evacuated children.

Woven in with this is the story of a young woman torn between duty to her family and the desire to get away and live a life of her own. Duty wins despite her falling in love with someone she doesn't know loves her and being manipulated into a loveless marriage. As with all good romances it ends well. 

Available on Kindle.

Saturday, 21 January 2017


Whoopee! The second book in the Cleo Marjoribanks Murder Mysteries, 'Dirty Deeds in Downdene' is now available in PAPERBACK! Find out how this irrepressible lady gets mixed up in murder and the local golf course.

Readers reviews:

'.....great plot lines and scene setting. Anyone fond of this genre of crime books will love it.'

'Once I started reading Dirty Deeds in Downdene I fell in love with Cleo.'

'Small village mystery with many people who could be the culprit. Easy read, funny characters who have good chemistry.'


In case you missed it, the first book 'Homicide in Hampshire' is also available in paperback from Amazon.

Enjoy reading these books and I would really appreciate some good reviews from you. 

Friday, 13 January 2017

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Or - More Notes from a Small Island.

Whether or not you have read Notes from a Small Island, this latest offering from Bill Bryson will have you chuckling, laughing or saying 'I've always thought that!'. His take on English life and mannerisms (to say nothing of Authority or Them) are insightful and amusing. His Bryson Line starts at Bognor Regis and finishes on Cape Wrath and stops in between and his descriptive writing is beautiful. This is definitely a book for the shelf to be read again and again and again. 

Definitely a 5* book. No, better than that 10*.

Now go out and buy it for a great read.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

'Who Are The JCs?'

Just to let you know that I have - at last - published the latest book in the South Down Murder Mysteries.

In this story DI Sinclair, DC James and the rest of the team have a boring start to trying to find out who exactly their latest victim, James Chester, is. They do locate a safety deposit box with a couple of documents in but nothing that really helps.

Alongside this are stories about some rich gentlemen who befriend old ladies cruising on their own. The men's initials are JC. As no-one has lodged a complaint with the police there isn't a lot they can do except log it on a file.

Then a bank manager is murdered.

Want to know all about it? It is currently available on Kindle.

All three books in the South Downs series will eventually be issued on Amazon in paperback form.