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MAGNA (Hardcover)
April / May
MAY DAY MURDER Julie Wassmer
Pearl’s best friend, Nathan, has persuaded local actress Faye Marlow to open the May Day festivities at Whitstable Castle and involves Pearl in his plans. Having left the town more than two decades ago, the star has been living in the South of France. Faye is nowhere to be found on the morning of May Day. Then just as the parade is about to start, the actress’s dead body is discovered - tethered to the maypole on the Castle grounds . . . and so it’s left to Pearl and DCI Mike McGuire to unravel the mystery of the May Day murder.
l Mystery – 270pp – April – ISBN 978 0 7505 4397 2
Ruby and Jim Searle run a guest house in Worthing, but the newlyweds have had a rocky start to their marriage. Their troubles are only set to get worse when Jim starts to unravel a dark secret from his past. The popular guest house is asked to take in two German schoolboys on a cultural exchange. Ruby agrees, but when they arrive they seem more like grown men and their activities are far from innocent. Ruby throws herself into war work as a distraction from her troubles at home, but the revelations from Jim’s childhood deepen, with devastating consequences . . .
l Family Saga – 420pp – April – ISBN 978 0 7505 4392 7
“Spellbinding . . . you just keep turning the pages” Daily Mail
She turned the Christmas card over with her frozen hands, a family gathering at Yuletide. How different it was from her own life. When her father dies leaving Alice and her ailing mother with only his debts, the two grieving women are forced to rely on the begrudging charity of cruel Aunt Jane. Jane tries forcing Alice into a monstrous marriage. When Alice refuses, she is sent to work in a grand house to earn her keep. Alice’s only ally is Uncle Rory. But when someone tries to destroy her reputation, Alice can only pray for a little of that Christmas spirit to save her from ruin . . .
l Family Saga – 432pp – May – ISBN 978 0 7505 4357 6
1911. Love is in the air. Despite an unfortunate resemblance to her horse, Lady Richenda Stapleford has accepted an offer of marriage. Euphemia too has accepted one of her beaux. But the course of true love does not run true for upstairs or downstairs. Euphemia, the estranged granddaughter of an Earl, who launched her career as a maid in the household of the corrupt MP Lord Stapleford has now risen to the rank of housekeeper. When a senior member of the wedding party is murdered, it falls to Euphemia to solve the crime.
l Mystery – 246pp – May – ISBN 978 0 7505 4428 3

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