I had a lot of feedback from readers of The House on Tremawney Hill. A lot of people wanted to know what the characters did next or thought that the story could have been a little longer. These are both distinct stories, so you don't need to have read the previous story to enjoy this one, but if you have, you will recognise some of the characters and locations.
Generally, I write novellas and short stories and I usually just let the story dictate its own length. When I was writing The Tonic, I thought it was going to be a short story but as it unfolded, I realised that it had actually developed into a novella. This time, I have allowed myself to slow the pace a little and let a more complicated plot develop. Murder at Tremawney Heights has ended up at well over 40,000 words, which is quite a beast for me! I hope this satisfies those who wanted a longer story and also those who, like me, thought that we hadn’t seen enough of Lorna, Alison and Denise.
In Murder at Tremawney Heights, Denise plays the leading role. We see a lot more of her than we have before as she becomes more and more deeply involved with the private inner lives of the mysterious and dangerous de Vere family. See if you can work out who the culprit is – but be warned – there are a lot of rotten apples in the de Vere family orchard!
I hope you enjoy this story.
My best wishes and thanks to you all,
PS - I hope you like the cover, it was created by my lovely and very talented Dad. I think he has summed up the setting beautifully, creating a perfect scene which contrasts starkly with the awful events that take place there. If you are wondering who the shadowy female figure is, it's Aphrodite. She also has a role in this story, but not quite in the way you might expect!