It’s launch day for Murder for Beginners!

Booker and Fitch book 1, Murder for Beginners, is LIVE! Not that I’m excited or anything…

I’m delighted to introduce you to Fi, Jade, and the English market town they’re both learning to call home, Hazeby-on-Wyvern. 

Booker & Fitch Mysteries is a contemporary cozy mystery series set in an English market town. Its two protagonists are Fi Booker, who runs a book barge, and Jade Fitch, who’s new in town and has just opened a crystals and magic shop. And as the tagline for the first book says, as soon as they meet, it’s murder!

Murder for Beginners is available in ebook (priced £1.99/$2.99/€2.99), paperback, and also in Kindle Unlimited. So if you’re a KU subscriber and you have a free slot, you know what to do!

Before I share the blurb, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who preordered the book and/or added it to their Goodreads reading list. Both these things help the book to gain visibility before publication, and as an independent author, that’s really important.

And of course, a massive thank you to everyone who read and reviewed an ARC copy of Murder for Beginners on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or Bookbub! This helps readers to decide whether it’s a book they’ll enjoy. Luckily, the reviews have been really positive so far!

Read the reviews on Goodreads

Here’s the book blurb to whet your appetite!

As soon as they meet, it’s murder.

When Jade Fitch opens a new-age shop in the picturesque market town of Hazeby-on-Wyvern, she’s hoping for a fresh start. Meanwhile, Fi Booker is trying to make a living from her floating bookshop as well as deal with her teenage son.

It’s just coincidence that they’re the only two people on the boat when local antiques dealer Freddy Stott drops dead while turning the pages of a book. Or is it?

After a grilling from the unfriendly neighbourhood policeman, Jade and Fi are left shaken. Can they prove they didn’t kill Freddy? Was he even the intended victim? And can they trust each other?

Local gossip reveals a host of suspects, but with the police taking their time and hostility towards them growing in the town, Jade and Fi decide to investigate. Will that make things better, or much, much worse?

Murder for Beginners is the first book in the Booker and Fitch cozy mystery series, set in and around the English market town of Hazeby-on-Wyvern.


If you do pick up a copy of Murder for Beginners, in whatever format, we hope you enjoy it!

And finally: if you’re wondering when the next book in the series will be available to read, Paula and I will start writing it NEXT WEEK!

Check out the book on Amazon (and you can read the first few chapters FREE on Kindle as a preview!)

Add Murder for Beginners to your Goodreads to-read list (and read the lovely reviews!)


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