The Swaddlecombe Mysteries are based in and around the fictional village of Swaddlecombe, a sleepy village nestled somewhere deep in the south Devon countryside where nothing much happens… or does it?

After inheriting a cottage from her aunt, Victoria West leaves her stressful London life behind and moves to the tranquil backwaters of rural Devon.

Feeling fragile, but positive after a recent brush with cancer, she is looking forward to an independent, laid-back lifestyle doing all the things townies like her always do in the countryside – keeping chickens, growing veg and, well, chilling out!

The first novel in the series, ‘A Sticky End’ was published in September 2013 and proved extremely popular with readers.

The second novel in the Series ‘A Violet Death’ was published in August 2014 and continues Victoria and Albert’s adventures.

The third novel in the series ‘A Fowl Murder’ was published in January 2016 and follows Victoria and Albert’s lives as further dramas develop around them.

The fourth and final novel in the series ‘The Proof is in the Pudding’ was published in October 2017.