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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sunny Days with Shirley Wells

As it is now high summer and everyone is taking time out for holidays at Famous Five Plus we are going to share our web site with some wonderful authors in our special Sunny Days special feature.

Today we welcome, Shirley Wells

Q: What is your favorite summer drink and where would you wish to be drinking it?

A: I have different drinks for different moods. Sometimes I want a lovely warming tot of whisky, and I can’t get through the day without several mugs of tea, but for me, the perfect summer drink is a chilled white wine. My perfect summer day would be spent sipping a large glass of Pinot Grigio or similar in Baska on the Croatian island of Krk. Ah, bliss.

Shirley was born and raised in the Cotswolds, where her headmaster wrote on her school report “Shirley is content to dream her life away”. Years later, as an adult living in Cyprus, it dawned on her that this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing and that fellow dreamers, in the guise of fiction writers, had been getting away with it for centuries. She’s now settled in Lancashire, where the Pennines provide the inspiration and setting for her popular mystery novels. And she’s still content to dream her life away.

Portrait of a mystery

Dylan Scott vowed never to return to the dreary town of Dawson's Clough. But one visit from a beautiful ex-lover and he's back in Lancashire, investigating a possible murder. The police think Prue Murphy died during a burglary gone wrong, but her sister isn't so sure—and neither is Dylan. After all, the killer overlooked the only valuable thing in Prue's flat.
So who could have wanted the quirky young woman dead, and why? Dylan's search for answers takes him to France, where he discovers Prue's family didn't know her as well as they thought they did. And the more he digs, the more secrets he unearths—secrets someone would kill to keep buried…

Throughout, July and August we will be inviting more fabby guests, so please come back soon!


  1. A special welcome to a fellow crime writer. It's lovely to see you on FFP.

  2. Aw, thank you, Chris. Wish we were raising a glass of something chilled and talking crime. :)

  3. A woman after my own heart... nothing better on a hot summer's evening than a chilled white wine :)

  4. Good to see someone else who's easily pleased, Suzy. I just wish we had a few more hot summer's evenings. ;)