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Caron Allan

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Caron Allan writes cozy murder mysteries as well as not-so-cozy mysteries. Caron lives in Derby, England, the setting for Pride and Prejudice. Caron is deeply interested in literature and social history, and has a bachelor's degree in those joint subjects.

Caron Allan can be found on Facebook and Twitter, and also has a blog:
https://caronallanfiction.wordpress.com
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The first of Caron's diary-based, hitchcockesque trilogy, Criss Cross (Posh Hits Mysteries) was published in 2013, with the second, Cross Check, appearing in 2014. The third and final volume, Check Mate, came out
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Caron Allan I usually write my stories longhand, then type them up the next day; this reminds me of where I'd got to and helps me to plan the next step forward in…moreI usually write my stories longhand, then type them up the next day; this reminds me of where I'd got to and helps me to plan the next step forward in the story, on those rare occasions I get stuck. When it comes to facing the 'terror of the blank page', I find it can help if in advance you number each page (in a paper notebook, obviously) and also write the ongoing word count in one corner, and write Chapter and the chapter number at the top of the page. That way - the page isn't blank anymore! You can also do this with digital documents.(less)
Caron Allan I can go to work in my jammies! I suppose the serious answer would be the mix of excitement and terror I get when I see the message saying 'Your book…moreI can go to work in my jammies! I suppose the serious answer would be the mix of excitement and terror I get when I see the message saying 'Your book is now available in the store'.(less)
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Sneak peek and a short extract… upcoming book The Spy Within: Dottie Manderson mysteries book 6.

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It’s that time again. I’m working on a new book, the next in the Dottie Manderson mysteries series set in the 1930s and featuring an amateur detective Dottie Manderson. The new book is to be called The Spy Within and I plan and fervently hope to release it in July(ish) of this year.


In case you haven’t heard of these books, I published the firs tin the series, Night and Day in 201...

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Mounted Butterflies by Elizabeth Ann Roy
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An interesting range of different stories

These read rather like snapshots in time - strong on character and very visual, they draw the reader into their worlds, mysterious, mundane, painfully true to life at times. A refreshing take on what it means
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Highland Wedding by Emma Baird
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Continuing the story of these adorable characters

If you love one another, getting hitched should be the easiest thing in the world, shouldn't it?
But ever since Gaby sprang her very public proposal on her beloved Jack, their lives have become
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The Thief of St Martins by Caron Allan
"Brilliant to catch up with Dottie again in another cosy crime caper from Caron Allan. I love the period detail in these books, particularly around houses and costume. In this book, there is a lot of interesting stuff about the dress-making industr..." Read more of this review »
The Thief of St Martins by Caron Allan
"Dottie is accused of murder.

I was interested to learn about Dottie's natural mother. Dottie,'s half brother and sister were mostly hateful to her, accusing her of murder. I loved that William Hardy came to save the day."
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Burning Bridges Along the Susquehanna by Paul C. Nelson
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Fast-paced adult novella

This book is a fast-paced novella with believable, well-rounded characters.

Lily is a teenager and a very responsible one. She is devoted to her little brother Logan who is autistic. Unfortunately their mum has a new man in her
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Marsh Blood by Lucilla Andrews
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The swinging sixties at its best - with murder and romance

This is a great book, and one of my favourites of the 1960s. it really is a period piece in many ways, a snap-shot of history. So don't expect 21st century attitudes or insights. Also, in some
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Highland Heart by Emma Baird
" Beyond awesome! 5 stars.
I am so in love with this series. I know this is only book 2, but...
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“I’ve booked a few sessions to make it look like a genuine getaway but now I look at my programme, I wonder how to fit in murdering my mother-in-law." Cressida Barker-Powell (Criss Cross)”
Caron Allan, Criss Cross

“Honestly, Monica, this murdering slash revenge lark’s an awful faff. I do wish we could just go and have a chat over a nice G & T.”
Caron Allan, Check Mate: The third Posh Hits murder mystery

“Let him go, Monica, your quarrel is with me.”
She laughed. “Oh very High Noon! Sorry, did you want a duel? I’m afraid I have your gun.”
Caron Allan, Check Mate: The third Posh Hits murder mystery

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“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.”
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“Henry, for heaven's sake! You can't propose when I'm fainting!”
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“I’ve booked a few sessions to make it look like a genuine getaway but now I look at my programme, I wonder how to fit in murdering my mother-in-law." Cressida Barker-Powell (Criss Cross)”
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Caron Allan Nell wrote: "Hi Caron,

I am a new writer and this is my first venture. It's an action romance series of four books, beginning with this one. The stories are set in Wales on the Welsh Celtic coast.

[book:The S..."


thanks for this Nell, I will definitely take a look.


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Nell Grey Hi Caron,

I am a new writer and this is my first venture. It's an action romance series of four books, beginning with this one. The stories are set in Wales on the Welsh Celtic coast.

The Strictly Business Proposal
The Strictly Business Proposal (Freshwater Bay Novel Series #1) by Nell Grey

The UK Amazon free download can be accessed here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strictly-Bus...

The Strictly Business Proposal (Freshwater Bay Novel Series #1) by Nell Grey

I'd really love you to read and review it, if you enjoy action romance novels.

Best wishes and hope to hear from you,

Nell Grey


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