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Wendy Cartmell

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in Chorley, The United Kingdom


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October 2011

I was a Primary School Teacher before leaving England to settle in Spain nearly five years ago. I previously worked in Sales, Marketing and Public Relations for large and small companies. I now write crime novels featuring Sgt Major Crane a detective in the Special Investigations Branch of the British Army, based on Aldershot Garrison. My inspiration for Sergeant Major Crane was my love of crime writing and my husband’s 22 years service in the British Army.

I attend a lively Writing Group who unashamedly meet at beautiful beach side cafes on the Costa del Sol.

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Yes, the long awaited third book in the Crane and Anderson crime thriller series is now live on Amazon!

In a life or death situation your first instinct is to ring 999, but with a rogue operator on the loose, will you be making a life saving call? Or a death call?

When Crane is convinced there is someone hacking into the 999 emergency call centre in Winchester, he has to convince Anderson and th...

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Maureen Mullis Thank you for adding this fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels including the cozy mysteries (What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescription), In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!

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Wendy Cartmell Nice to connect with you, Doug and all my other new friends on Goodreads. I really appreciate all your support.

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Wendy Cartmell Thanks to all my new friends! Good to meet you all.

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