Jacqueline Beard is a writer and genealogist living in Gloucestershire with her husband, son and Border terrier where she spends much of her time dog walking through the glorious Cotswolds. When not writing or researching her extensive family tree, Jacqui can be found gardening, or reading. Jacqui loves dogs, computers and chocolate but is a lousy cook.
Beau Garnie & The Invismin Mine
When Seebling Beau Garnie fell through an open portal into the dwarf realm of Calorean, he did not expect to be rescued by super-intelligent rats. A first class hare rider and trained warrior, Beau must drink a solution of Invisimin every day to survive. Unfortunately someone has raided the Invisimin mines and they are almost empty. Battling dark forces and strange creatures, Beau and close friend Skyle cross Calorean on hare back to find the legendary lost mines containing the mineral on which their lives depend.
Vote For Murder
Historical Murder Mystery
In the Spring of 1911, suffragist Louisa Russell finds an old diary in a box of artefacts, while attending a census evasion night at the Old Museum in Ipswich. The diary recounts the last days of Mary Emily Cage, executed for the murder of her husband six decades earlier.
When Louisa’s next door neighbour, Charles Drummond, dies under suspicious circumstances, the parallels between the two deaths become impossible to ignore. But can two deaths sixty years apart be linked? And can Louisa find the poisoner before an innocent woman is convicted?
The Fressingfield Witch
Scores of innocent women were executed during the 1645 Suffolk witch trials. Death and uncertainty stalked the land.
Fast forward to 1890 and two mysterious deaths in the village of Fressingfield stir up rumours of witchcraft again. Lawrence Harpham is dispatched from Bury St Edmunds to investigate, but Lawrence is still tormented by the loss of his family in a house fire. Can he overcome his own demons and discover who is behind the flurry of deaths?
The Fressingfield Witch is a fictional murder mystery based on true events. Two of Suffolk’s darkest cases of witchcraft are weaved together in one compelling story.
The Ripper Deception
A woman dies alone in Ipswich, tormented by a secret from her past. Clues lead to the death of Edmund Gurney in Brighton three years earlier.
Work has dried up for Private Detective Lawrence Harpham and his partner Violet. Lawrence takes the opportunity to visit Brighton leaving Violet to conduct her first solo case in Suffolk.
Both inquiries lead unexpectedly to Whitechapel and the murder of Frances Coles. Was Frances a Ripper victim and is her murder linked to the autumn of terror? Jack is back – or is he?