Jennifer Bohnet was born in Weston-Super-Mare and worked as both a bookseller and a landlady, amongst other things, before becoming a full-time writer and moving to France with her husband Richard. She has written a variety of short stories and articles in her time as a freelance writer and her debut novel, Follow Your Star, was also published by Robert Hale. For more about the author, please visit her website: http://www.jenniferbohnet.com
Shadows of Conflict by Jennifer Bohnet blurb
When Katie, redundant from her media job, accepts Mattie’s offer to take over her shop, A Good Yarn, in Dartmouth, she expects her life to be busy and unexciting. But with an American film crew in town intent on uncovering buried secrets from World War II, a disgruntled relative, and Mattie herself still refusing to face up to the lingering shadows of an unhappy childhood, life is neither simple nor quiet.
When Patrick, her ex-boss, offers the chance of her dream media job Katie has to decide whether accepting it is worth turning her back on everything and everyone in Dartmouth – including Leo, a friend from the past who plans to be a part of her future.
Will Katie make the right decision? And as the Americans uncover a secret from her past, will Mattie shake off a lifetime of regrets and finally find happiness with Henri, her new ami?
Matthew Malekos is an ex-psychiatric nurse. He lives on the island of Cyprus with his civil partner.
Peroxide Homicide by Matthew Malekos blurb
A Dr Karen Laos novel
When working a night shift at Manchester’s inner-city morgue, forensic pathologist Karen Laos finds herself with the body of an unknown male, apparently murdered by a killer she had pursued six years before. Reunited with ageing policeman, Detective Inspector James Nakonski, they must identify, locate and catch the killer taunting them both.
With an appetite for ritualistic murder and an array of alarming and unusual methods, there is a very real threat that this killer will elude their grasp and strike again, leaving only mutilated victims in his wake…
Raised on farms in The United States, Terrell L. Bowers has been playing cowboys since he learned to walk. After taking up writing as a career he has published over sixty books. Terrell has been married for over forty years and has two grown-up daughters.
One Murder Too Many by Terrell L. Bowers blurb
Kari Underwood, an investigative reporter, becomes involved in a curious double murder which puts her in a killer’s crosshairs. With Kari’s life in danger, Jason Keane leaves his position in the Sutton CID and returns to America to protect her.
Kari is thrilled to have Jason back at her side, but has no idea why she is a target and as she and Jason renew their problematic relationship, they must solve the mystery before Kari is killed by her unknown assailant.
Betrayal, deceit, blackmail, and a vicious drug cartel all play a part in what could mean the death of both Kari and the man she loves.
Peter Maxted settled in Cornwall in 1983 (and was a frequent visitor before then) after working around the world as a teacher, journalist and travel writer. He has edited local and national magazines, run a regional advertising and marketing company and written several books. He is currently Communications and Marketing Officer for the Cornwall AONB and presents a weekly environment-themed show on local radio.
The Natural Beauty of Cornwall by Peter Maxted blurb
The Natural Beauty of Cornwall is the ideal companion to help you explore a landscape of quite extraordinary variety. From the wild northern coast to the peaceful estuaries of the south and from the high windswept moors and heaths to the hidden wooded valleys, this book captures the very essence of Cornwall.
Author Peter Maxted has lived in the area for some thirty years during which time he has keenly explored the length and breadth of it on foot, by bike and by boat. Concentrating mainly on the third of the county that is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as the ‘gateway’ towns, The Natural Beauty of Cornwall delves into geology, history, the rich industrial heritage and, of course, the astonishing scenery of one of the most beautiful counties in the British Isles.
Paul Bennett was born in London and educated at Alleyn’s School in Dulwich. He studied Economics at Exeter University and spent seven years in advertising before setting up a market research agency which he sold in 1986. He is now semi-retired in order to pursue writing. Bennett lives in a converted barn in Essex with his wife and two daughters and his previous novels, Catalyst and Mercenary were also published by Robert Hale.
Killer in Black by Paul Bennett blurb
In a small town in Texas five ex-mercenaries reunite when one of their number, Red, half Comanche, half Texan, is threatened.
Presidential candidate Senator O’Hara likes to keep his town whiter than snow and everybody firmly in their place and he’s taken a dislike to Red. The town’s sheriff won’t risk his job by helping so it’s down to Johnny Silver and his band of comrades to sort out the matter. The resultant attacks escalate from a simple poisoning of the ranch’s water supply, through frightening off the workers, to a full-scale war with a fifty-strong gang of bikers. And pulling the strings is their most formidable foe yet – a professional assassin, the Killer in Black.
Are Johnny’s team still strong enough to take on the challenges posed by the unknown enemy? Or have they finally met their match?
Brought up in the North-east, G.M. Best studied history at Exeter College, Oxford and went on to become the headmaster of Kingswood School in Bath. He has written widely on Methodist history and has also penned a musical called Marley’s Ghosts, based on the work of Gilbert and Sullivan. He is currently Warden of the New Room in Bristol, a research fellow at Wesley College, Bristol, and a member of the Methodist Heritage Committee. His previous novels, Oliver Twist Investigates and Wuthering Heights Revisited were also published by Robert Hale.
The Jacobite Murders by G. M. Best
Lady Overbury takes up residence in Queen Square to enjoy Bath’s many pleasures in the autumn of 1745 but unwittingly becomes involved in a series of brutal murders. With the help of Beau Nash, the city’s famous Master of Ceremonies, and the novelist Henry Fielding, she sets out to discover the identity of the killer and becomes involved in the love affair between the beautiful heiress, Sophia Westbrook, and her admirer, Tom Jones, whose parentage is shrouded in mystery.
As the murder count rises it becomes clear that Bath has become the centre of a Jacobite plot to ensure the success of the rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the overthrow of the King. The Methodist Preacher, Charles Wesley helps Sonia Westbrook uncover vital clues and there is a desperate race to catch the killer and prevent the Highlanders seizing control of London.
John Paxton Sheriff began writing during his fifteen years in the British Army. His first successes came while living in New South Wales and Queensland in the ’60s and ’70s with his wife and three children.
His short stories have been published in Adam, a now defunct Australian men’s magazine, in Australian, UK and Irish magazines such as Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman & Home, and in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine in New York. He also wrote crime short stories for Scottish publishers D.C. Thomson.
For many years John was a freelance feature writer for two North Wales newspaper groups. Since 1995 he has published four books on writing technique, thirty-five Western novels, and seven crime novels in two separate series. John is a tutor for Writers’ News and on-line college WritersCollege.com, and is a member of the Society of Authors.
Death Warmed Up by John Paxton Sheriff official blurb:
Jack Scott and Sian Laidlaw are forced to remain in Gibraltar with Jack’s mother when she breaks her ankle – Eleanor believes she was pushed. When a chance meeting with a young photographer, Pru Wise, leads them into the path of trouble and up against a ruthless diamond robber it becomes clear that there are some dangerous forces at work.
Returning to the UK, Jack and Sian are shocked when Pru’s dead body is discovered in the boot of a car registered to Sian. When threatened they return to Gibraltar, to try and seek out and identify the diamond thief and end the nightmare. But first they must unravel a web of intrigue, face a violent climax in the house of an ex-diplomat, and face a fight to the death on the rocks of Gibraltar’s most southerly shore.
Tania Crosse was born in London but at a very young age moved to Surrey where her love of the countryside took root. She did not have time to indulge her lifetime passion for writing stories until her family had grown up. Side by side with her meticulous historical research and love of Dartmoor, she began penning her novels set in the area from Victorian times to the 1950s, all based closely on local history. Wheels of Grace is her ninth published novel.
Grace Dannings has lived her entire young life in the safe and idyllic Dartmoor village of Walkhampton, working as a maid at a farm within sight of her own humble family home. Her only wish is that nothing will ever change in her contented, happy existence. But it is May 1914 and the village is alive with talk of the situation in Europe. When war breaks out, its ugly tentacles reach everyone in the village, leaving no one untouched among Grace’s family, neighbours and friends.
Grace sees it as her duty to step into the breach wherever she is needed, beginning with the wheelwrights’ at the heart of the village. Grappling with her own anguish and loss, she later discovers supreme fulfilment in a new vocation, but at what personal cost?
A poignant, sensitive and intensely moving account of one village’s war, and the endurance of those who waited at home for news of their loved ones.