Phyllis Burton’s books:
1. PAPER DREAMS was published on 1ST December 2011, by Matador (an imprint of Troubador Publishing Ltd.) of Leicester, England. It is presently available as a print and ebook on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, AskDavid, AuthorsDen, Barnes & Noble, Matador’s Bookshop and all good retail outlets.
2. A PASSING STORM was published by Matador in August 2012 (ebook version) and as a print version on 1st February 2013, and is available as above.
3. I am in the process of writing a third full-length novel – SWITCHING OFF.
Apart from writing two novels and quite a few short-stories, I have written three one-act plays, two of which were produced and directed by me a few years ago.
A Passing Storm
In A Passing Storm, Jennifer Redmond tries to cut out the reality of her life, but it is no use: nothing has changed and she doubts if it ever will. Her marriage has been like a fragile cliff that is constantly being hit and ravaged by huge devastating waves, each one destroying a little more of the love that had been its true foundation.
Whilst cataloguing books in the attic of a crumbling mansion, Epton Hall, following the death of the elderly owner (who had died intestate), young Katie Nicholson, a Librarian and a bit of a dreamer, discovers a letter and a birth certificate written more than fifty years earlier and hidden in an old book.
A nephew, Harold, who is living in Malta and hoping to inherit Epton Hall's vast fortune, comes to England in secret to see the old mansion - he had never been welcome whilst his aunt had been alive. He subsequently discovers the existence of the letter, steals it and leaves Katie unconscious on the attic floor, locked in wihout food or water.
What the letters contain and who else is keeping information secret, embroils Katie in a story of inheritance, greed, hatred, love and the impending madness and murder in the heart of Harold Hapsworth-Cole in far off Vancouver, Canada.
When the Ice Melts
THOU SHALT NOT KILL: Killing someone is a sin isn’t it? So why is Sarah Wenham preparing to end her husband Tom’s life?
Following an air accident, solicitor Tom Wenham is left in a coma. Believing that she has no alternative, his wife Sarah, who is also a partner in their law practice, reluctantly agrees that the machine keeping him alive should be turned off. Afterwards, her conscience nags at her and she questions her decision. Feeling grief-stricken, she builds a thick wall of ice around her emotions and when replacement solicitor John Bradley is taken on to help with the work load, Sarah is reluctant to befriend him.
Sarah tries to get on with her life and spends a week on a beautiful Greek island in the sun. Whilst there, she meets honey-tongued Theodorus. Upon discovering that he is a serial womaniser she refuses his advances and returns home. Unfortunately, Sarah later finds herself the victim of a stalker!
When Sarah mysteriously disappears, John and the police frantically search for her, but is time running out?
Sample When the Ice Melts