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Cover Picture of The House at Ladywell The House at Ladywell is now a semi-finalist in the Chatalaine Awards and the winner will be announced on Saturday, 27th April at the Chanticleer Reviews Conference in Bellingham, Washington State. That’s about 90 miles north of Seattle and as it’s a part of the world I’ve never visited, I’m hoping to get to the conference!

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Cover Picture of The Convalescent Corpse

The Convalescent Corpse, a story of Family, Rationing and Inconvenient Corpses, has been published and is available now from Amazon.co.uk.

I’m thrilled to announce that The Convalescent Corpse is now a Best Seller and the book is getting some great reviews:
‘The setting is fabulous and feels like an actual portrayal of the times. The characters are quirky and unique and I absolutely loved it’
‘Nicola Slade has clearly done her homework but wears her research lightly’
‘Just the Fyttleton Sisters alone and their lives make for such an endearingly Heartwarming read, I'm not sure it really needed any mystery’
‘The blurb of this book gives you a truly delicious taste of what is in store in this cosy crime novel with a difference’

Cover Picture of Scuba Dancing

I’m happy to announce that my first-ever book,Scuba Dancing is now reissued by Endeavour Media, in ebook format and is available on Amazon.co.uk.

Tea with the Deadly Dames at Portsmouth Library on Friday 22nd February

Tea with the Deadly Dames at Portsmouth Library on Friday 22nd February 2019

The Deadly Dames offered tea and cake along with murder, mystery and death and drama!

About me

My first novel, Scuba Dancing, (published in 2005), was a romantic comedy but I’ve now turned to crime and am currently working on two separate series.

My Harriet Quigley Mysteries featuring recently-retired headmistress, Harriet Quigley and her clergyman cousin, Canon Sam Hathaway, are contemporary and take place in and around Winchester. With the publication of The Art of Murder (September 2016) there are now three of Harriet’s adventures published. The other two are Murder Fortissimo, and A Crowded Coffin — see my books page for more details.

With the publication of The Dead Queen’s Garden (December 2013) there are now three novels in my historical series "Charlotte Richmond Mysteries" which features a resourceful young Victorian widow who just can’t help stumbling over the occasional corpse. The earlier books in this series are: Murder Most Welcome and Death is the Cure — see my books page for more details.

I wrote children’s stories while my three children were growing up, moving on to adult short stories for several national magazines. Winning a short story competition in FAMILY CIRCLE encouraged me to start writing seriously and since then my stories and articles have been commissioned regularly.

I was brought up in Poole, in Dorset, and since then have lived in various places including Cairo, in Egypt. I now live with my husband near Winchester in Hampshire.

Besides writing I love travelling and have tried my hand as an antiques dealer.

My Interviews

Have you ever wondered what inspired me to write, or which authors made an impression on me ? Take a look at my Interviews page for the answers to these and other questions you might have.

My Book Reviews

To see reviews of my books take a look at my Books page.