Hibiscus Fruit (Abby Foulkes Mysteries 1)

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Hibiscus Fruit is the first in a series of crime thrillers, featuring DS Abby Foulkes.

Following the death of her lover, Rafe, and on leave from her job in Newcastle upon Tyne, DS Abby Foulkes is on Skiathos, with their young son, Johnny. But just as they begin to relax, Johnny finds human bones in a wood near a Greek monastery on a hillside above Skiathos town. It isn’t long before Abby discovers that this is not the first set of bones to be found. When someone disappears from the Hibiscus Fruit hotel where they are staying, Abby is drawn into the mystery. Her inability to speak the Greek language and her stubborn independence lead her and Johnny into mortal danger. Hibiscus Fruit is a fast moving thriller that sees Abby move from being bereaved and frightened to taking control, and in the process, discovering a different view onto her own past.

Available on kindle and in paperback from Amazon in the UK or in the USA.

Available as an audio book from Amazon, iTunes and Audible

Lady’s Sipper (Abby Foulkes Mysteries 2)

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Lady’s Slipper is the second in a series of crime thrillers, featuring DS Abby Foulkes.

The first in series, Hibiscus Fruit, was set on Skiathos in the Aegean, while Abby was on holiday with her young son, Johnny. Lady’s Slipper takes place some months later, back in the North East of England, and Abby is back on home ground.

In Lady’s Slipper, it’s autumn, the nights are drawing in and the weather is wild. The personal statement of a vulnerable witness in Newcastle threatens to overturn the conviction of long-term prisoner Albert Crofts, serving life for murdering a young mother in County Durham in the early 1990s. DS Abby Foulkes’ team has to protect the witness and Abby is assigned to review the original case. This is the first big case she has taken on since returning to work, but she is still fragile following the death of her partner six months previously. Abby must pursue justice for Cathy Watson through a fog of key witness’s lost memories and missing people, and Albert Crofts’ release unleashes a chain of events that threatens to engulf her.

Available on kindle and in paperback from Amazon in the UK or in the USA.

Available as an audio book from AmazoniTunes and  Audible.

Forget-me-not Blues (Abby Foulkes Mysteries 3)

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The first in series, Hibiscus Fruit, was set on Skiathos in the Aegean, while Abby was on holiday with her young son, Johnny. Lady’s Slipper takes place some months later, back in the North East of England, and Abby is back on home ground.

Forget-me-not Blues sees Abby back in Greece again and following a lead on an old case proves to be deadly as she searches for answers to an old mystery alone.

Two women on a Greek island discover a body washed up on the beach before their early morning yoga. They are required to give witness statements to the local police but both are hiding something.

Invited back by Lieutenant Angelo Christofis, local police chief on Skiathos, Abby Foulkes returns to Greece to follow up a lead in the murder of an acquaintance there in the late 1990s. But Angelo’s partner recently had a baby and Abby senses something is wrong. When she can’t get in touch with him she finds herself alone on another Greek island, following up a lead, outside his jurisdiction. She must keep all her wits about her while she investigates old and new crimes at the same time.

Kindle and paperback versions coming soon

I write novels - standalone and series - in a number of genres. My main aims are to present strong, developing central characters and to set their stories within realistic other worlds into which you can escape. I hope you enjoy.

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