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I'm an international journalist, editor, teacher and author of 16 books, including three crime series, a psychological-suspense, and a non-fiction book on Papua New Guinea (where I was born). I now run a self-publishing business from the Byron hinterland on the east coast of Australia where I live with my muso hubby, two sons and a very cheeky Bluey.

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NEW! And Then There Were 9: Agatha Christie Book Club 4

When the Agatha Christie Book Club sign up four new members, they convene their first meeting at an isolated mountain lodge. It’s a chance to get to know each other better. It's also the perfect backdrop for murder. Once there were nine members… soon there will be six. But which six survive? Read an excerpt.

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NEW! Without a Word: A Ghostwriter Mystery 7

Gutsy ghostwriter Roxy Parker is back, this time on a 20-year-old missing person's case. Her client was just a child when her entire family vanished and wants Roxy to tell her story now. Roxy’s more interested in the past—why did a child's family disappear? How could they do it in one night? And what 'sinister' event set it all off? Excerpt.

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NEW! After the Ferry: A Gripping Psychological Novel

It's the 1990s, pre-mobile phones, and a young traveller must make a terrifying choice—jump ship with a seductive stranger or stay cocooned on the Greek ferry and miss what could be the love of her life? One choice leads to true love. One leads to murder. So which is which? A story of love and loss across two parallel lives. Excerpt.

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The Agatha Christie Book Club

In the first of the best-selling cozy mystery series, we meet the Agatha Christie Book Club—a motley mix of true Christie fans. Very soon they must channel their inner-Miss Marple to find a missing club member. Read an excerpt.

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Murder on the Orient (SS): Agatha Christie Book Club 2

Jump aboard the replica steamship, the SS Orient, as the book club reunite to solve a series of mysteries that'd leave Poirot scratching his egg-shaped head. Excerpt.

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Evil Under the Stars: Agatha Christie Book Club 3

When the Agatha Christie Book Club gather to watch Evil Under The Sun at a moonlight cinema, they quickly find themselves face-to-face with evil under a star-lit sky. Excerpt.

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Do Not Go Gentle: A Posthumous Mystery

Lulu is dead. She's hovering over the crime scene. Can you help solve her murder before she heads to eternity thinking her son just killed her? A deep but light-hearted posthumous mystery.

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Do Not Go Alone: A Posthumous Mystery

Twentysomething party girl Maisie should not be dead. Her party's still pumping and she's missing all the fun. Can you help her solve her murder before the creepy dead people convince her to cross?

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An Island Lost (a novel)

When Vilia's mother dies she leaves her a remote island on the tip of Papua New Guinea, and a series of clues to the disappearance of her father 30 years ago. Thus begins an enthralling family mystery that sweeps Vilia from New York to the wilds of the Pacific... Read an excerpt

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