Wednesday, 13 July 2016
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A FRAGILE CROWN, arthurian fantasy romance by Lavinia Collins

Ruthlessly dismissed from Camelot by King Arthur, Morgawse returns to Lothian Castle with her sister, Morgan. Her pregnancy remains a delicate secret from her vile and domineering husband, Lot. But he is endlessly suspicious, and discovers her swelling belly. Fuming with anger, he pledges war on King Arthur to regain what he considers the only thing worth living for – honour.
Morgawse is indifferent about the fate of her husband but she fears terribly for her sons as they join their father in battle. She plans to visit Arthur again to try and persuade him to a peace agreement. Despite his hostility, she reminds him that he is, after all, the father of her child. But Arthur has other plans.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016



Devastating family secrets from the past. Sisters with a murderous rivalry . . .
A family move into their dream home in Dorchester: it seems perfect, particularly for their two children, but when Philip and Jill Freeman decide to move a buddleia bush, what they find buried beneath its roots will haunt them forever.

Why have two children’s skeletons been loving wrapped and buried in their garden?

DCI Sophie Allen is forced to probe crimes that occurred many years before, crimes that cause emotional upheavals within the local community. In a complex investigation, Sophie Allen unearths family secrets which carry on having devastating effects to this day and risk taking new lives.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

BURIED CRIMES is the fourth in a series of best-selling detective thrillers featuring DCI Sopie Allen, head of the Violent Crime Unit in Dorset. A beautiful English country which includes a stunning section of the coastline, but whose beauty belies darkness beneath the surface.

DCI Sophie Allen is Dorset’s acknowledged expert on murder and violent crime. She is 42 as the series starts, and lives with her husband and younger daughter in Wareham. Her elder daughter is studying in London. Sophie has a law degree and a master’s in criminal psychology. Her brilliant mind conceals some dark secrets from her past.

DS Barry Marsh is based at Swanage police station. He's quiet, methodical and dedicated, the perfect foil for Sophie's hidden fragility.

DARK CRIMES, the first best seller featuring Sophie Allen. A young woman’s body is discovered on a deserted footpath in a Dorset seaside town late on a cold November night. She has been stabbed through the heart.

DEADLY CRIMES, the second DCI Sophie Allen mystery. A young man’s mutilated body is found on top of the Agglestone, a local landmark on Studland Heath

SECRET CRIMES, the third DCI Sophie Allen mystery. The body of an attractive festival-goer is discovered on the rocky shoreline at Peveril Point. 

Monday, 4 July 2016

NEW RELEASE: Dead & Buried by Helen Durrant


Annie Naden and her husband buy a remote country cottage at auction. It’s the home of their own that they always wanted, but as they begin renovations, Annie discovers a satchel in a dusty old hidden cupboard. Inside are the usual schoolbooks, now over 40 years old, and a girl’s diary. Among the record of day-to-day crushes and pop concerts, is a secret that may have had terrible consequences which are still resonating in the present day.

Detective Tom Calladine has problems of his own. A notorious villain, Vinny Costello, seems to be back in town, and the bodies soon stack up. With Calladine’s loyal DS Ruth Bayliss on maternity leave, he gets in hot water with one of Costello’s assistants, and must also cope with an abrasive new member of the team as they seek to untangle a complex series of murders. 

What happened to that girl forty years ago? And what’s it got to do with the current crime wave? 

Full of twists and turns, this is a gripping detective mystery that will keep you turning the pages until the stunning conclusion

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.

DEAD & BURIED is book five of a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine. 

Tom Calladine is a single, fifty-one-year-old detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of twenty-one has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape. 

Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-thirties, plain-speaking but loyal. Her personal life finally seems to have settled down. 

The series is set in the fictional village of Leesdon on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine’s life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home. 


A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate. Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer. 

A body is found in a car crash, but the victim was already dead . . . 

Book Three: DEAD LIST
An unlikely serial killer with a bucket list of victims . . . 

Book Four: DEAD LOST
An abandoned cotton mill holds horrific secrets 

Praise for Helen H. Durrant’s previous best sellers
“There’s no frilly pages full of description in these books, just great mysteries and characters, which I appreciate. And thank goodness she’s writing as fast as she is, because I’ve been devouring these books just as quickly. Can’t wait for the next in the series.” Mary E 

“The usual fast action, gripping plot and great setting.” Martha B