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Welcome to my website with good news for everyone who likes their mysteries short and sharp. There's a new anthology of short stories coming out soon, and I'm in it. Each year the Crime Writers' Association produces an anthology of short mysteries, and I've got a tale included in GUILTY PARTIES, the 2014 collection. My contribution is called TELL IT TO THE BEES, and it has its roots in my childhood when our family kept beehives, and I, like the story's heroine, used to go and talk to the bees...though happily I never found myself in the position she ends up in.
Ebook sales of books continue to flourish alongside print sales, and mine are no exception. You can buy them individually in all ebook formats, or there's a box set of all four Aurelia Marcella Roman mysteries in a single collection published by Head of Zeus in London. Full details of the various electronic formats and where to buy them are at aureliamarcella.com
Aurelia's mysteries, published in the USA by Poisoned Pen Press and in the UK by Head of Zeus, tell of life and death in first-century Roman Britain, the turbulent province of Britannia, on the very edge of the Roman Empire. They all feature innkeeper Aurelia as a reluctant sleuth.
In SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT, the first in the sequence, we learn how Aurelia was originally drawn into solving crimes, and the danger she found herself in as a result. We meet her family at their mansio (inn) near York, and encounter the varied mixture of people who live in northern Britannia: Roman settlers and soldiers, native British tribesmen, some friendly and some hostile...and of course several characters who are not at all what they seem.
SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT, published in hardback, trade paperback and ebook in the UK, is now available in a trade paperback format too. The paperback isn't as widely distributed here as the hardback, but you can order it from your favourite bookshop, or better still, buy signed copies from my website. Full details are on my book order page.
UK print versions of the later Aurelia books aren't out yet, but all of them will continue to be published in the USA by Poisoned Pen Press, and available for UK readers from on-line bookstores, or you can buy signed copies from my website. Visit the book order page.
And if you like to read by listening, the first three in the series are available as MP3 audiobooks from this website. Order an audiobook here.
I also have some short stories published in anthologies.
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Details are emerging of this year's CrimeFest, the international mystery conference in Bristol. I'm on a panel on May 17th. See you there?
A 4-in-one box set of all the Aurelia Marcella mysteries so far
short stories published Nov 2011 by Severn House
by Robinson (UK)
and Carroll & Graf (USA)
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