"My passion is to write about events that happen in life and change everything for those involved as well as those caught up in the maelstrom. I want my characters to sit at your side, steal your attention and sweep you up in their story. Stories that will bring tears to your eyes, have you laughing out loud and sometimes, what they share with you, will stay  in your hearts for a very long time."

At The Top End of its Genre

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Past Secrets and Lies is Book Two in my Gardner and Chattaway, cosy mystery series. Private Investigator, Craig Gardner and his young assistant, Roo Chattaway find themselves once again having to piece together a number of enquires that find them battling to unravel lies and buried secrets.

Why are debt collectors hounding new occupants at number one? Is Linda Keegan responsible for the missing £25,000 from the factory Christmas Club Fund? Could there be a connection between a suicide and a house being demolished? And, how did a smartly dressed woman end up sleeping rough on a river boat?

 Past Secrets and Lies, is the second book in a series of cosy, feel good, mystery novellas.

Available in 

Paperback and Kindle

Amazon co uk

Amazon com



Book One in the Gardner & Chattaway cosy mystery series

Serendipity, is the first in a new series of cosy, feel good, mystery novellas.

Available in Kindle and paperback.


I have NINE books published and by clicking on the images in the right hand column you can find out about each one.


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