Celia Lake

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Celia Lake spends her days as a librarian in the Boston (MA) metro area, and her nights and weekends at home happily writing, reading, and researching.

Born and raised in Massachusetts to British parents, she naturally embraced British spelling, classic mysteries, and the Oxford comma before she learned there were any other options.

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Celia Lake I really love learning more about the characters - every time I sit down to write, I realise something new about how they see the world and what they …moreI really love learning more about the characters - every time I sit down to write, I realise something new about how they see the world and what they care about.

I tend to write smart practical heroines and thoughtful heroes with their own goals beyond romance (or sex), both of whom sometimes need a little help to solve problems. They deal with the challenges in their lives in such different ways sometimes! (less)
Celia Lake Right now, I'm finishing up book 5 in the Mysterious Charm series, which is a country house murder mystery (it's the 1920s, I couldn't resist!). It fe…moreRight now, I'm finishing up book 5 in the Mysterious Charm series, which is a country house murder mystery (it's the 1920s, I couldn't resist!). It features a secondary character from the second book in the series, Laura Penhallow, and it's set on the Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall.

And of course, I'm also working on editing and the behind the scenes work that goes into any book! (less)
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I spent last night staring at my computer screen in utter delight (and a fair bit of ‘wait, is this real?’), due to the lovely comments on the latest Whatcha Reading? (May 2021, part 2) post from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.

Thank you so much to Catherine and all the other commenters who’ve said such kind and glowing things about my books. I’m ecstatic that people have enjoyed them for all the rea

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Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary  Stewart
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A classic romantic suspense novel, and a rather delightful romp through bits of France, with appropriate amounts of suspense (the romance builds rather fast, in terms of pacing.)

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A Gentleman's Murder
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I found this an interesting twist on Golden Age style mysteries.

Set between the wars, and focused on the events at the Britannia, a gentleman's club for former military who have served around the British Empire, this mystery hinges on what lead to t
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I found this an interesting twist on Golden Age style mysteries.

Set between the wars, and focused on the events at the Britannia, a gentleman's club for former military who have served around the British Empire, this mystery hinges on what lead to t
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