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historical mystery and romance...

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And discover mysteries and intrigues in beautiful locations!  Let me take you from the French court to medieval England and Scotland, escape to sun-drenched southern Francia to uncover a long-hidden secret, and follow in the footsteps of rebellious Highlanders!

The Shadows of Versailles

“A tour de force!”

Seduced at Versailles. Broken by tragedy. Consumed by revenge.

Fleur de La Fontaine attends the court of King Louis XIV at Versailles for the first time. Dazzled by the opulence, she is soon besotted with handsome courtier, Philippe de Mortain. When she believes his words of love, she gives in to his seduction – with devastating consequences.

Nine months later, when the boy she has given birth to is whisked from her grasp, she flees the convent and finds shelter at the brothel of Madame Claudette.

Jacques de Montagnac, a spy working for the Lieutenant General, investigates a spate of abducted children from the poorer quartiers of Paris when his path crosses Fleur’s. He searches for her son, but the trail leads to a dead end – and a dreadful realisation.

Her son’s suspected fate too much to bear, Fleur decides to avenge him. With the help of her new acquaintance, the Duchess de Bouillon, Fleur visits the famous midwife, La Voisin, but it’s not the woman’s skills in childbirth that Fleur seeks.

La Voisin dabbles in poisons.

Will Fleur see her plan through? Or can she save herself from a tragic fate?

Delve into The Shadows of Versailles and enter the sinister world of potions and black masses during the Affairs of the Poisons, a real event that stunned the court of the Sun King!

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...and step back in time!

Love Lost in Time

Award-winning dual-timeline mystery
"Ms Dunn brings the past to life"
Sue Barnard, author of Heathcliff

My Short Stories

and many other fabulous tales!

Doorways to the Past

Follow us on a journey through time: from Roman Britannia to medieval England and France, over to Renaissance Italy, then back to Corsica and France in WWI, and ending in present-day England!

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Dark London (Volume One)

Dark London Volume One: nine gripping short stories that leave you gasping for breath as London’s dark side is revealed!

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