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The romance grows… and the mystery deepens. The storm on the horizon isn’t all from mother nature.

Happy in her new life in River’s End, Christie Ryan loves the little cottage she’s renovating and the man she longs to marry.

But that happiness is shaken when a mysterious woman commissions a painting from Martin Blake, insisting on secrecy and creating undercurrents of suspicion.

The cottage is targeted as part of a shocking crime spree as pressure mounts for it to be sold. When Christie finds herself at odds with Martin over her safety, their disagreement sets in motion a series of events playing straight into the hands of the one person who wants to destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build.

In a heart-stopping series of events, Christie comes face to face with her greatest fear… and there is no going around it.


Did you know this?


Did you know that most of my books are connected? 

Rivers End begins the journey as old mysteries and family secrets take you on an emotional ride as wrongs are righted. This is where we meet Dr Charlotte Dean and Daphne Jones against the backdrop of the Great Southern Ocean.

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries takes us inland to Kingfisher Falls, as Charlie starts over in a bookshop. With her boss, Rosie (who rocks her wheelchair by the way), Charlotte finds herself in the middle of small town crime. And a chance for love.

Daphne and John Jones live in Rivers End but have retired, and in their restored caravan (Bluebell) travel between small towns so Daphne can officiate weddings and funerals. Having such a keen interest in helping people, it isn’t long before she has to release her inner sleuth. 

Visit Rivers End and you’ll find more than wild beaches and later in life romance… you’ll find a whole world.

Love an Aussie story?

So do I! Daphne Jones is a warm-hearted Australian woman in her later years. She’s retired from her job working alongside her husband, John in their real estate agency in the seaside town of Rivers End. But Daphne isn’t the type to sit back and relax. She’s become a wedding celebrant – an officiant and with John, travels around Victoria in their cute caravan they call Bluebell.

The idea is that she’ll perform ceremonies and John will enjoy his hobbies of fishing and photography as they visit different small towns. But somehow, they keep running into situations which bring out her inner sleuth.

Join Daphne and John as they solve murders and uncover old family secrets. They may not be spring chickens, but they’ll give anything a go and make a difference along the way. But don’t ask John if he really likes Daphne’s cookies. He’d hate to tell a lie.

TILL DAPH DO US PART is available now, with The Shadow of Daph coming soon.

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From just one book…

In 2017, The Stationmaster’s Cottage was released as a standalone novel. I had no plans to write more about River’s End or the sweeping story of love lost and regained. Thanks to some rather persistent readers, I reconsidered and here we are in 2021, with the descendants of that first book.

The image shows how connected many of my stories are. In Jasmine Sea (book 2 River’s End), a young woman burst onto the scene and not only became an important character for two books, but then insisted on having her own series. The Charlotte Dean Mysteries are her story, and as the books go on, Trev Sibbritt, the police officer from River’s End, becomes central to Charlotte’s books.

In The Stationmaster’s Cottage, Christie Ryan meets a couple who run the local real estate agency. Daphne and John Jones are in the first four River’s End books and now have their own series, the Daphne Jones Mysteries.

Daphne and John make a cameo appearance in Charlotte’s series and one day, they will head back to River’s End. Who knows, perhaps Charlotte will join them as well.

Do you love suspense?

Last Known Contact is a crime suspense with a touch of romance and is a standalone. It is a book I loved writing and admit to rereading on occasion. Ellie is one of those characters who made me cross at times but also gave me tears and joy. She is stronger than she believes – certainly in the beginning – and has a lot to learn about herself along the way.

Ellie’s father is missing. Jack should have met up with Ellie’s husband to go sailing but didn’t show. Or did he? Described by Matt Pechy (Reedsy reviewer) as ‘a fast-paced story that keeps the reader guessing until all the pieces fall into place. Recommended for those who love a good mystery where family ties are severed, as well as the reader who enjoys a police procedural with some dramatic flair.’

Get your ebook here

Last Known Contact is available in ebook from Amazon (in Kindle Unlimited until 20 June so download now to read at your leisure before it disappears), and will soon be on all ebook retailers. Also in paperback from Amazon, most online retailers, my paperback shop on this website, and from libraries. Not in your library? They can order using ISBN 9780648865292.

Happy reading!

Love Cozies? Meet Daphne.

Way back in 2017 in The Stationmaster’s Cottage, a wonderful character became part of the regular crew and something of a comic relief side-kick. She loved a bit of gossip but would never admit it, saw through bad people, and had a heart of gold. Making cookies was her go-to whether times were happy or sad… not that her husband was a fan. But John would never hurt the feelings of his high school sweetheart, Daphne.

Fast forward a few years and much happened to Daphne in the seaside town of River’s End. She helped stop criminals and saved people lost at sea. Discovered a love for a bit of sleuthing, thanks to Christie. And became a celebrant.

Coming soon is Daphne’s own series of cozy mysteries set in the beautiful countryside of Victoria, Australia. With her husband, she travels from town to town in a caravan named Bluebell, officiating at weddings, funerals, and any other events needing special words and her unique take on life. And a lot of them need her special sleuthing service!

Introducing The Daphne Jones Mysteries: Weddings. Funerals. Sleuthing.

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