I'm a middle-aged woman who works in insurance, doesn't have children or pets, can't drive, has lived in Christchurch my entire life, and currently reside a two-minute walk from where I was born.
For some reason, I've developed a rich fantasy life.
I like to write mysteries, some set in my hometown of Christchurch, others ninety minutes up the road in the beautiful township of Hanmer Springs, or in the quasi-fictional town of Pinetar. These mysteries range from hard-hitting psychological thrillers, through to police procedurals, or the lighter adventure of a cozy mystery.
If you want to hear my funny NZ accent, then please enjoy my one and only appearance on TV.
If you like a dash of murder, a pinch of thriller, and a glug of mystery then you've come to the right place.
When Marjorie Hardaway is gifted a calico kitten for her kitten cafe, she's concerned to find out the new arrival witnessed her previous owner's murder.
With a friend pulled into the investigation and worries the police are overlooking a chief suspect, Marjorie tries to help.
Soon, she has break-ins, rogue developers, and an eligible bachelor to contend with. But with the police looking in the wrong direction, Marjorie must rely on her own wits and community knowledge to solve the murder and bring the true perpetrator to justice.