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THE ALEXANDRITE

Who is the stranger found dead in the woods, outside Pamela, Lady Scawton's family home? Why was he carrying a stone that changes colour and a threatening letter?

 

The quest leads from World War One to the present day and from an English village to New Zealand farmland, to discover how past events are intertwined with the present. To unravel the mystery Pamela is forced to confront truths that shatter her beliefs about her family and their place in the world. 

   

The Alexandrite is a story of class conflict, hidden sins, and deceit.

The Alexandrite was published by Cloud Ink Press in 2019 and is available from NZ bookshops or online

         cloudink.co.nz

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A HORSE TO TAKE HOME

This one will be about a horse.

 

'Inevitably there would be an equestrian theme in my writing before long!' - Dione

This story will be historical fiction, based on a true story about a famous racehorse. Set both in England and New Zealand, there is a whole lot of research needed before I get to the fun part of writing. With pandemic travel restrictions, thank goodness for the internet.

(photo: by Laraine Davis from Pexels)

THE RIVER PROJECT

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The River Project is set in a village just outside Auckland and involves a father-like resident of the village known as Bug - and his dog, Hedges.

 

 Like the first novel, it is a mystery. A body is discovered in the river; a local resident is discovered drowned in the river, beside an old jetty on his land. 

Although officially it is 'misadventure' there are two many coincidences. Suspicion turns to the son, Adam, who wants to develop the property. But is it murder, suicide or just, as the police say, misadventure?

Hopefully the novel will be published in 2022.

 
 
The Alexandrite Final Cover.jpg

THE ALEXANDRITE

Who is the stranger found dead in the woods, outside Pamela, Lady Scawton's family home? Why was he carrying a stone that changes colour and a threatening letter?

 

The quest leads from World War One to the present day and from an English village to New Zealand farmland, to discover how past events are intertwined with the present. To unravel the mystery Pamela is forced to confront truths that shatter her beliefs about her family and their place in the world. 

   

The Alexandrite is a story of class conflict, hidden sins, and deceit.

The Alexandrite was published by Cloud Ink Press in 2019 and is available from NZ bookshops or online

         cloudink.co.nz

LogoPastedGraphic-1 (003) (002).png

A HORSE TO TAKE HOME

This one will be about a horse.

 

'Inevitably there would be an equestrian theme in my writing before long!' - Dione

This story will be historical fiction, based on a true story about a famous racehorse. Set both in England and New Zealand, there is a whole lot of research needed before I get to the fun part of writing. With pandemic travel restrictions, thank goodness for the internet.

(photo: by Laraine Davis from Pexels)

THE RIVER PROJECT

ClevRiver2.jpg

The River Project is set in a village just outside Auckland and involves a father-like resident of the village known as Bug - and his dog, Hedges.

 

 Like the first novel, it is a mystery. A body is discovered in the river, a local resident who is discovered drowned in the river, beside an old jetty on his own land. 

Although officially it is 'misadventure' there are two many coincidences: suspicion turns to the son who wants to develop the property. But is it murder, suicide or just, as the police say, misadventure?

Hopefully the novel will be published in 2022