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The Christmas Tree Thief (Charlotte 1)

Book 1: Charlotte Dean Mysteries. Paperback in regular print. Ebook available here.

$22.99

Description

She’s looking forward to a quiet Christmas, but this small town is anything but quiet . . .

Psychiatrist Charlotte Dean has had enough trouble to last a lifetime. The opportunity to work in a bookshop in the picturesque town of Kingfisher Falls is a rare chance to start over where no one knows about her past.

The last thing Charlotte expects to see is someone stealing Christmas trees, but she’s determined not to get involved. Especially when some of the locals, including the town police officer, are suspicious of a newcomer like Charlotte.

Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding Charlotte. When the bookshop becomes a target, she’s forced to reconsider her hands-off policy–even if it means putting herself in danger. In order to find the culprit, Charlotte will discover what it really means to live in a small town and that the prospect of becoming a local may not be so bad after all. So long as it involves a spot of sleuthing on the side, of course . . .

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a brand new series of mysteries from the author of The Stationmaster’s Cottage. Set amongst Victoria’s beautiful Macedon Ranges featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of danger, it’s small town mystery with a unique Australian twist.

Reading order:

The Christmas Tree Thief

Deadly Falls

Deadly Secrets

Deadly Past 

The Giving Tree (coming soon)

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries are linked to the River’s End series by Charlotte. She first appeared in Jasmine Sea, stayed for The Secrets of Palmerston House, then moved to Kingfisher Falls. It is not necessary to read these first, but will add to her backstory. All of Phillipa’s books are on her Amazon page.

Ebook available from Amazon