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Baby steps on my 'Dream Cottage Garden'...

In the last few weeks – when I haven’t been writing – I’ve been spending every spare moment outside, busily trying to create my “Dream Cottage Garden”!

It’s been a steep learning curve and I’ve spent hours online, reading all about annuals vs perennials, “deep shade” vs “part-sun”, fertilisers, fish emulsion and foliage feeds… not [...]

GIVEAWAY: Enjoy the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries in audio! (win your favourite)

For all the audiobook lovers here, you’ll be delighted to hear that “Till Death Do Us Tart” is now out in audio. That makes the first 4 books in the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries all available for your listening pleasure And Book 5 (Muffins and Mourning Tea) is currently in production – it should hopefully be [...]

Operation Dream Cottage Garden... begins!

OMG – I’ve just discovered gardening… and I think I’m in love!! (Is this another symptom of middle age setting in?? ;-) )

Well, actually, I’ve always looked wistfully at other people’s gardens – especially those cottage-style gardens… ooh, I’d always desperately wanted a quaint, romantic garden like that, with climbing roses and a profusion [...]

NEW RELEASE: Four Puddings and a Funeral (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #6)

I’m delighted to announce that Book 6 in the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries is out now! Join Gemma, Muesli and the Old Biddies on their latest adventure! Delicious puddings, deadly arsenic – and a prickly little new friend… Available in ebook and paperback (Large Print edition to follow soon):

Four Puddings and a Funeral (Oxford [...]

Behind-the-Scenes: The Making-Of "Four Puddings and a Funeral" Book Cover

The 6th book in my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Four Puddings and a Funeral, is releasing at the end of this month and I’m really excited to share the cover with you, plus show you how it was created!

As some of you may know, I design my own covers and it [...]