March 15, 2017
When Phillipa is given a cold case – investigating the gang rape of student, Kelly Shanks, twenty six years ago, she thinks the hardest thing to do will be to prove the guilt of the group of elite men accused of the crime. With Kelly having committed suicide shortly after the attack, leaving a note saying ‘Maybe Now You’ll Believe Me’, Phillipa is left with only the memories of the people who were closest to her, to get to the truth. But she soon realises there is more to this case than meets the eye. Why has justice evaded the men accused of the crime, despite numerous accusations against them over the years? Are the very people who claim to have loved Kelly being honest with her? And is Phillipa in more danger than she could possibly realise?
In a race against time to get answers, it begins to dawn on her that this could well be her last ever case.
Tainted Love is available on Smashwords and Amazon (more outlets to follow)
January 23, 2017
When Phillipa is given a cold case – investigating the gang rape of a student, twenty six years ago, she thinks the hardest thing to do will be to prove the guilt of the group of elite men accused of the crime. With the victim having committed suicide shortly after the attack, leaving a note saying only ‘Maybe Now You’ll Believe Me’, Phillipa is left with only the memories of those people who were closest to her, but is everyone telling the truth? Why has justice evaded these men despite numerous accusations against them over the years? And is Phillipa in more danger than she could possibly realise? In a race against time to get answers, it begins to dawn on her that this could well be her last ever case.
Tainted Love will be released on 16 March 2017.
January 12, 2017
Happy New Year!
It’s been a long time since I’ve been near this website and I can only apologise for my break last year. 2016 was a tough year for so many of us, me included and I just needed to concentrate on other things.
But I’m back and early March will see the release of Tainted Love, the new Phillipa Hardcastle mystery. Phillipa will be tasked with investigating the suicide of a student, twenty six years ago, and what starts as something ordinary turns into a highly dangerous game, where not only Phillipa, but those around are under threat.
More to come over the next few weeks, but here is the cover and I hope you’re looking forward to reading it….
September 29, 2015
The honeymoon period is definitely over for Phillipa Hardcastle. Husband Joe is on secondment with the CIA and Phillipa has been left to her own devices. She throws herself into work, trying to clear the name of Jordan Garry, a young man accused of instigating riots that have broken out across South London. Carmel Garry, Jordan’s mother, is convinced her son is being used as a patsy for Truth and Justice, a shadowy anarchist movement hellbent on destroying the establishment, and Phillipa sends Sam, her trusty assistant, on his first proper undercover assignment, infiltrating Truth and Justice to find out why it seems they are working with the Metropolitan Police.
Meanwhile, in an attempt to occupy her time, Phillipa also takes on the case of Jane Watkins, a missing woman who disappeared at the same time as Siobhan Stone, a glamorous political aide. The two women both worked for the same MP and it soon becomes apparent to Phillipa that their cases are linked. In order to solve it, she has to enter the heart of government, not realising that her undercover work will provide her with more answers than she ever anticipated.
I am excited to announce that ‘Hysteria’ the new Phillipa Hardcastle mystery, will be released on 16th October 2015. More details to follow…….
July 24, 2015
Sisters Angel and Rio are set for their last battle, with Angel hell-bent on taking Titan Records from Rio, and not caring how dirty she has to fight to get it. She finds a new ally in the seemingly handsome and wealthy Adam Fairfax, and her quest for glory begins. Rio is finding it hard to cope with running her Aunt Ellie’s empire, and being a single mother to Brodie, her young son; and when Ellie becomes seriously ill, the pressure becomes too much for her to bear.
As war rages, Angel does her best to cling to her sanity – trying to juggle a problematic marriage, motherhood and building an empire of her own that will prove to her mother that she is her natural successor. Lonely and helpless, Rio lurches from one romantic disaster to another, all the while feeling her grasp on her career slipping away. And when the past finally catches up with her grandmother, Iris, it seems all hope is lost.
Who will prove victorious in this battle that has raged between the Grantham/Collins family for generations? And is there any chance that with scores settled, friendships can be built?
July 9, 2015
To mark the publication of Rise Like a Phoenix, the final instalment in the Never Forget saga, I am offering Never Forget – the book where it all began, for free, until Thursday 23rd July.
Just visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/150378 and at the checkout enter the coupon code EP44V.