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Hello! Welcome to my website. I write about murder, and I hope you enjoy it. Come in and find out more about me, my detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong, and the books in the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries series. The first four books, Murder Most Unladylike, Arsenic for Tea, First Class Murder and Jolly Foul Play, are out in the UK now, and the fifth book will be released in October 2016. Murder is Bad Manners, the US edition of Murder Most Unladylike, and Poison is Not Polite, the US edition of Arsenic for Tea, are out in America now.

Latest News

  • LEM 3 Announcement: I’m writing the London Eye Mystery sequel! - I know that a lot of you are already fans of Siobhan Dowd’s The London Eye Mystery, a story about a boy called Ted whose cousin Salim mysteriously goes missing while riding the London Eye. It’s a book that I recommend all the time, and it’s coming up to its 10th anniversary next year. Siobhan was an absolutely brilliant writer, and when she wrote The London Eye Mystery she always meant to write its sequel. Tragically, she died before she could begin it, and her Trust has been looking for an author to carry on Ted’s amazing story ever since. And last year … they asked if I’d like to do it!
  • Mistletoe_Murder cover Book 5 – Title and Cover Reveal! - You've all been so patient - but the time is finally here. Today I'm finally revealing BOTH the title AND the cover for the book formerly known as Murder Most Unladylike Book 5. Are you ready? Are you sure? Here goes ... The book will be called ...
  • The Case Of The Deepdean Vampire cover The Case of the Deepdean Vampire - I've got a lot of really exciting news to share with you this month - I'll be revealing the cover and the title for Murder Most Unladylike Book 5 in just a few weeks! But today I've got an exciting update about the second Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mystery, which will be coming out in the UK and Ireland on the 8th of September 2016. Just like the first Mini Mystery, The Case of the Blue Violet, it's going to be available as an ebook only for the time being, and just like Blue Violet it's not a full-length murder mystery, just a 5,000 word short story about a smaller mystery. It's narrated by Daisy again, and takes place after the end of Jolly Foul Play, so it's the perfect thing to tide you over until Book 5 publishes in October! Because it's publishing quite close to Halloween it's got a lot of supernatural elements - there are ghosts, werewolves and (of course) the Deepdean Vampire herself ...
  • Deal Announcement – Daisy and Hazel are taking on Poland! - Some great news for my detective duo today: we've sold Polish language rights to Murder Most Unladylike and Arsenic for Tea to Grupa MAC S.A! This is the seventh territory the books will be published in (I'm guessing at some time in 2017) - Daisy and Hazel's adventures are also on their way (or already available) in America, France, Germany, Italy, Vietnam and Taiwan. I'm so proud of my globetrotting heroines, and I hope Polish readers will love Daisy and Hazel as much as I do!
  • Poison is Not Polite – SLJ Review - Lisa Nabel from School Library Journal calls Poison is Not Polite: 'An English import with a good mystery that will keep readers’ attention, this second volume of the trilogy is strong enough to be a standalone title.'