False Fire – Book 11

Attending a birthday celebration for two young girls, Bea Abbot tries not to let superstition get the better of her when she realizes they are thirteen at dinner. What she doesn’t anticipate is that the evening will end in sudden, violent death. Suddenly a dining room curtain goes up in flames. While two members of […]

Thought for the Month July

REMEMBER in July Praise God for the blessings that prayer brings to us. Praise Him in the mornings, at noon and at night. However busy you are, an arrow prayer to God can never fail to hit the target, and praise is the first message to send. Rejoice that Jesus Christ is never too busy […]

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

I chose this book because it’s the latest big sensation to hit the market, because it’s always worth looking at a blockbuster which has come from a first-time writer and lastly because of the effect it has had on young people’s attitude to the opposite sex. Doing research on the internet – and trusting that […]

James Patterson

He’s topped the bestseller list times without number and broken records in the publishing world all over the place. Two of his book series have made it into American films and television; the Alex Cross books featuring Morgan Freeman, and the Women’s Murder Club series. Also one of the Maximum books. I would like to […]

Dissolution by C J SANSOM

Historical crime writers have a well-worn track leading down memory lane, providing a slightly different form of escapism for writer and reader from the rather down-beat stories of contemporary life. You only have to look at the success of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes to see that nostalgia sells. If you can transport […]

Thought for the Month May

REMEMBER in May Jesus rose from the dead. He cooked a meal for his friends, and ate with them. He proved He was no ghost, but had a human body, just like us. He walked with them, and talked with them, He explained many things that had puzzled them. He told them what to expect […]

Thought for the Month March

REMEMBER in March Remember… ‘Up from the grave he arose!’ He was very, very dead. There were plenty of witnesses to that. He was taken down from the cross and laid in a tomb with a great stone rolled across the entrance and then, to make assurance doubly sure, there were Roman guards placed around […]

False Picture – book 2

Velma is charm itself, especially when she’s being inexact with the truth. Now she wants Bea to check up on her stepson Philip, as he’s somehow acquired a valuable picture which was last seen in the flat of an elderly lady who’s been murdered. Maggie, Bea’s noisy but good-hearted assistant, moves into a vacancy in […]

Master of the Hall – book 4

Betrayal lurks at Eden Hall. Eden Hall, the ancient English stately home, has brought Araminta “Minty” Sands more joy—and heartache—than she could ever have imagined. She’s worked hard to keep it open to the public; but, exhausted from looking after the twins, Minty has no energy to maintain the Hall as she once did. Worn out, […]

False Charity – book 1

Coral of Coral Catering is a long-time client of the agency and a personal friend of Bea’s. Twice recently she’s catered for a charity event and the organisers’ cheques have bounced. Coral can’t go to the police because of irregularities paying her staff in cash. When Bea and her two young lodgers start to investigate, […]

Secret of the Hall – book 3

Still grieving after a tragic miscarriage, Minty returns to Eden Hall…to find herself refused entry! Minty’s husband Patrick has urgent problems of his own to deal with, so she has to tackle the situation herself. Minty discovers that a new and over-confident Administrator has arranged for a nationally advertised music festival to take place in […]

The Lady of the Hall – book 2

Inheriting beautiful Eden Hall brings Araminta ‘Minty’ Cardale a host of problems. With quiet determination she embraces her new role as Lady of the Hall, working hard to keep the struggling Hall open to the public, and to continue the charitable foundation her father established. But her resentful stepfamily fight her at every turn, and […]

Eden Hall – book 1

At 24 years of age, she’s beginning to guess at a secret that was hidden from her as a child. The fate of many people depends on what she will do with it. At the age of four, Araminta “Minty” Cardale was banished from Eden Hall on the wings of a scandal. Twenty years later […]

Longsword

Published by Corgi in 1982 and St. Martin’s Press, USA. In mediaeval times, the swordsman Gervase flees a trumped up charge of theft to find himself, in disguise, taking service in the household of a powerful lord whose daughter is pledged to the convent. Audiobook Sample Purchase Amazon UK: Amazon USA:

My Lord, The Hermit

Published by Corgi in 1980 In troubled mediaeval times. Wrongly accused of murder, Amory is condemned to build a church in silence, until his powers of healing bring him into contact with the heiress Joanna, and his nemesis Hilarion, and he discovers that he has to abandon his penance to save the lives of those […]