Scott Chevalier - part campervan-surfer, part Crocodile Dundee - gets a dose of the Agatha Christies in this light mystery series…
CRIMINAL INTENT - Book 3 in the Campervan Bushman Mystery Series
From the moment Scott and his film crew arrive at a camp for young ex-offenders in Wales, they're bumping into quarrelsome hot-heads and bullies.
But as Scott spends time teaching the students bush skills like trapping, foraging and fire-making, they seem captivated by his mysterious Aussie allure.
When a student is found unconscious in possession of stolen jewellery, and a visitor to the Camp dies seemingly by accident, the mood heightens. And as more strange goings-on ensue, it's clear to Scott and his sidekick crewmates that something deeper and more sinister is afoot. But what exactly is going on and who is involved?
Each book in the Campervan Bushman series is a light cosy-style mystery with an edge of humour, a sense of adventure, and a hint of romance.
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
Q: What makes the Campervan Bushman series special?
A: Scott Chevalier may have a typical Aussie laid-back attitude to life, but he's just as capable of springing into action when trouble strikes! He's lived his life in two worlds. He's been a surf champ who's enjoyed travelling round in his campervan, but he's also spent time with his grandfather in the bush and learnt a good handful of survival skills. Just as well! Because some of these come in handy as the mysteries unravel.
Although Scott's the main character, Penny and Red, his sidekick crew filming the Campervan Bushman TV show, all work together to try and solve the puzzling events that take place. So the series is built around a trio rather than a lone wolf amateur sleuth.
Q: Who is likely to enjoy the books?
A: The mysteries are lighter than your average 'cosy', but if you love books in the genre, and the sound of Scott's easy-going yet adventurous character appeals, then you should definitely give the series a whirl.
A romantic thread runs through the series, but there are no sex scenes. So, coupled with only mild expletive usage, the stories would also be suitable for late teen/young adult audiences.
Q: What order should the books be read in?
A: Here is the suggested order:
Book 1 – Killer Climate
Book 2 – Deathbed of Roses
Book 3 – Criminal Intent
You can also snag WIPEOUT, the series prequel story, from a link inside the book.
Q: So, why should readers give these books a try?
A: Not only is Scott's world is a fascinating one but a nice blend of curiosity, adventure, humour and romance forms an engaging backdrop to the mysteries in the series.
There's plenty of light-hearted banter between Scott and Red (who's a techie, and loves to skulk about & investigate things despite being afraid of his own shadow most of the time), and a romantic interest in Penny (who's the trio's voice of reason & logic, and resilient in the face of certain events that come her way).
Top that off with a brand new location for each book as the crew move on to film the next episode of the Campervan Bushman TV show, and you're bound to stay entertained.
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About the Author
Alannah Foley... aka 'The Pyjama Writer' Author of travel tales, light cosy mysteries, short fiction, and other maverick titles that won't fall in line... Raised in the UK, Alannah lived in her Aussie birthplace for five years in her twenties, where mozzies regularly used her for target practice. She managed to return to Old Blighty devoid of shark or snake bite, however, and currently lives in picturesque Cornwall with her cycling-obsessed partner. As an author, Alannah writes 'across the board' and loves bringing a sense of fun to her work. Since 2011, she has published mysteries and short fiction as well as travel tales and satirical portraits about life's foibles (some still in the pot!). Don't miss out on what Alannah's working on next – make sure you get her (pester-free) newsletter. Visit bit.ly/PJW-News to sign up (early buyers also get her books at the discounted price). To find out more about the author & her work, visit her website at www.thePyjamaWriter.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Scott, Red, Penny, and Dorian are in Whales to film the next episode of the Campervan Bushman TV Show. This episode is being filmed at Camp YEO (Young Ex-Offenders). Most of the residents of the camp are young adults who made a mistake and are trying to turn their lives around. The camp is run by Lord Bassett, with the help of Ms. Jones and Harry. Ms. Jones works mostly with the girls in the kitchen, while Harry teaches the boys some skills in the wood shop. Unfortunately, not is all as well as it seems around Camp YEO. Several of the kids seem to always be at odds and ready to fight at the drop of a hat. This is especially true of Sparky, who happens to be Harry's son. When one of the boys Sparky was arguing with is found unconscious in a tool shed, it is just the first in a string of unusual circumstances happening around the camp. There are also rumors of robberies occurring in the local area. When an old friend of Lord Bassett's shows up and then ends up dead, Red spots Sparky standing on a hill behind where the "accident" occurred. Is Sparky responsible or just an observer? Was the death an accident or murder? Can Scott and the gang figure out what is going on? Will it mean the end of Camp YEO? Who is responsible for the robberies? This book starts a little slower than the others, but is still full of twists, turns, and surprises.