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Lawrence Harpham Murder Mysteries & Constance Maxwell Dreamwalker Mysteries

Available for Pre-order Now The Cornish Widow Connie Maxwell has a secret. Though broken in body, her spirit runs free. Dreamwalking might be useful if only she could control it. But it’s one thing roaming the Cornish Coast and quite another witnessing a murder – especially when she can’t influence the outcome. Annie Hearn has …

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As my readers will know, I base my books on real events. After all, the truth is usually stranger than fiction. But not all criminals are as notorious as Jack the Ripper, and some of my felonious inspiration comes from little known crimes, notably those featured in The Felsham Affair. Fourth book in the Lawrence …

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A Kindle short feel-good mystery free on Amazon Kindle until Christmas When Lawrence and Violet take a well-earned holiday in the Cotswolds, nothing is as it first appears. Within hours of arrival, they are asked to investigate a poisoning case, which rapidly turns into two.What is going on at the hospital and will it ruin …

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It’s no secret that historical newspaper reports inspire my books. After all, there’s nothing quite as strange as the truth. In fact, the first book in the Lawrence Harpham series came from an article only a few paragraphs long. In short, I collect interesting stories from which books evolve.  I haven’t done anything with the …

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And it’s here. The Fressingfield Witch launched on audiobook today read by Andrew Cullum and is available at the following retailers:   – Audible/Amazon – Audiobooks.com – Storytel – Apple – Google – Kobo Rakuten Next up – The Ripper Deception on 19th November  

The fourth book in the Lawrence Harpham mystery series is finished and with my fabulous editor. Once again, it’s set in East Anglia – but where? To solve this riddle, you’ll need to be familiar with The Lawrence Harpham series (unless you recognise the photographs taken this weekend).   My first is in Fressingfield, but …

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