When Dodie Fanshaw escapes from cold, wet, snowy London in January, to stay with old Hollywood friends in Barbados, she soon becomes involved with the local English and American ex-pat community. They are a close group, meeting frequently at the bar and restaurant run by Americans Ryan and Betty. News and gossip spread quickly, so do suspicions. Enjoying the hot, sunny weather, the delightful scenery, old and new friendships, and almost by accident learning to sail, Dodie doesn't expect to encounter murder. But tensions are high, old quarrels are renewed when a divorced wife returns to the island, and when a body is discovered on the beach early one morning no one has an alibi though several people have motives. Dodie sets out to solve the mystery, and calls on Joe and Gerald, her two former husbands in California and London to get information on some of the suspects.
About the Author
Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. Getting published, though, is something really special, and having been so fortunate myself I now try to help aspiring writers by handing on tips it took me years to work out. I've published over 60 titles, including four in the How To Books' Successful Writing Series, and Writing Historical Fiction for Studymates. I have judged short story competitions, been a final judge for the Harry Bowling Prize and was an adviser to the 3rd edition of Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers 1994. If you want to find out more about your favourite authors, consult this book. I once wrote an article on writing romantic fiction for the BBC's web page, for Valentine's day. I have given talks and workshops for the Arts Council and at most of the major Writing Conferences, and helped establish the Romantic Novelists' Association's annual conference. I was Chairman of the RNA 1991-3, ran their New Writers' Scheme and edited their newsletter. I am now a Vice-President. As well as writing I have edited books for Transita, featuring women 'of a certain age', and for Choc Lit where gorgeous heros are the norm. I was asked to write A Century of Achievement, a 290 page history of my old school, Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, and commissioned to write a book on Castles and Corvedale to accompany a new circular walk in the area. Most of my Regencies written under the pseudonym Sally James are now published in ebook format as well as many others of my out of print novels which my husband is putting into ebook format. Our daughter Debbie is helping with designing the covers. For details of all my books and my many pseudonyms see my website.