DS Jan Pearce Series now on Audible – get the whole series free…

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I’ve been working with the wonderful Laura Brydon to bring the DS Jan Pearce series to Audible. I searched for a narrator for a long time because I wanted to make sure that Jan’s voice was realistic and true to her character. When I heard Laura’s audition of Jan and Bessie I knew she would […]

Bestseller Random Acts of Unkindness is on sale at $0.99…

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American friends, DS Jan Pearce Bestseller Random Acts Of Unkindness is $0.99 from 11/12 t0 11/19. DS Jan Pearce has a big problem. Her fifteen year old son, Aiden, is missing. Jan draws together the threads of missing person cases spanning fifty years and finds tragic connections and unsolved questions. Bessy Swain, an elderly woman that […]

New Cover for Random Acts of Unkindness

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It’s Kindle Press’ 2nd anniversary, and the 1st anniversary of the publication of Random Acts of Unkindness, so Kindle Press have kindly revamped the cover. I love it! What do you think? The past year since Random Acts of Unkindness was published has been extraordinary. The book itself has caused lots of discussion and this […]

Countdown week – meet Lorraine Pascoe

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Lorraine is the family liaison officer for Jan’s department. She’ makes sure that everyone is looked after and that everyone is in the right place at the right time. She’s understanding but not a soft touch. She and Jan have worked together from the beginning and they know each other well. They used to go […]

Countdown week – meet Mike Waring

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Mike Waring is Jan Pearce’s partner in (solving) crime. They’ve been partners for years and have the kind of synchronicity that only two people who work constantly together can have. Mike’s got a soft spot for Jan but he loves Della and their kids. Della’s jealous of his and Jan’s relationship and she lets everyone […]

Countdown week – Meet DS Jan Pearce

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It’s countdown week to the release of Playlist for a Paper Angel, the second novel in the DS Jan Pearce series and on day 1 we meet Jan herself. Jan is a complex character, a working police officer who cares deeply about her family. In the first book in the series, Random Acts of Unkindness, […]

Excerpt from new gripping crime fiction novel Random Acts of Unkindness…

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Random Acts of Unkindness is now published by Kindle Press! The people who nominated on Kindle Scout have already received their free copy and the reviews are coming in. For anyone who hasn’t got their copy yet, I’m posting the first chapter – if you enjoy it you can get it here CHAPTER ONE  I […]