Broad Chalke, near Salisbury is a picturesque English village with a beautiful ancient church, a stunning old English Inn, a post office, village shop and a village hall and where I gave a talk on 21 December to the Women's Institute about my Inspector Andy Horton marine mystery police procedural crime novels, and my thrillers. The only problem was I couldn't see the village because it was dark! Nevertheless the welcome I was given was warm and light hearted and I've vowed to return to Broad Chalke in broad daylight one day, which will also give me the chance to see some of the lovely sweeping Wiltshire countryside.
Wiltshire is a county I am very fond of despite it being some fifty or so miles from the sea. I love the rolling downs and the pretty thatched villages and market towns and I am rather biased because I once lived and worked in Wiltshire. My husband was stationed at RAF Lyneham and I worked in Swindon and Chippenham Jobcentres many moons ago.
In my thriller In Cold Daylight my reluctant hero, Adam Greene, travels to the old market town of Devizes and rides across the Wiltshire downs in his quest to find the truth behind the death of his firefighter friend, Jack Bartholomew and other firemen from the same watch. But in a cryptic message he orchestrated before his untimely death, Jack has left a trail of clues that will lead his best friend, Marine Artist, Adam Greene, into a labyrinth of lies, secrets and government conspiracy.
Thank you ladies for inviting me to give a talk at your meeting and for making me feel so welcome. I hope you enjoy reading my books.
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Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund, http://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/text.asp?PageID=2 Motor Neurone's Disease Association...