Marriage Of Vanessa

It was a hot bank holiday weekend. 4 million people were reported to be on the roads. Most of them seemed to be ahead of us, complained my husband as we drove down to the New Place Hotel near Southampton. Entering the wrought iron gates, we could see the Grade I listed manor house ahead. That turned … More Marriage Of Vanessa

Dying in the wool

The first of the Kate Shackleton Mystery series Kate Shackleton is no little old lady amateur sleuth. She’s a  thirty-one years old trendsetter who became a widow as a result of the Great War. She has no intention of losing her freedom along with her husband and is forging a new life for herself. So when her friend Tabitha … More Dying in the wool

When Agatha took early retirement it opened up a whole new career: amateur sleuth

The Agatha Raisin Series The Agatha Raisin Series by M C Beaton has been going for years and has attracted a large loyal following. Hiss and Hers I was given the 23rd Agatha Raisin mystery  as a birthday present and I’ll admit I took a long while to actually start reading it. I had been … More When Agatha took early retirement it opened up a whole new career: amateur sleuth