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Publication Order of Dottie Manderson Mysteries Books

Night and Day (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mantle of God (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scotch Mist (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Perfect Summer of Richard Dawlish (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thief of St Martins (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy Within (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rose Petals and White Lace (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Miss Gascoigne Mystery Books

A Meeting With Murder (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Posh Hits Murder Mystery Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Neverending Wife (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Commuter's Friend (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Caron Allan is a mystery crime and romance fiction author from Derbyshire Britain. The author was born in Kent, England, and spent about half a decade in Brisbane Australia before coming back to southern England.
Coming from the very same county from which Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen came, it was not surprising that she would dream of becoming an author.

She penned “Ghosts! Ghosts! Ghosts!” her debut novel in 1970 and has never looked back since. Unfortunately, the book is not available for public consumption as her mother keeps it in a drawer alongside a knitted bookmark, a tea cozy that Caron made, and her old school books.
Caron published “Criss Cross,” her first murder mystery that would spawn the “Posh Hits Murder Mystery” series of novels in 2013. Caron Allan now has more than a dozen works to her name that includes novellas, single-standing novels, and several series. She now writes novels in a range of genres including crime and mystery fiction.

Similar to many authors, Caron Allan had always wanted to be a storyteller. She was very voracious a reader in her childhood and remembers how her mother used to read to her from the likes of The House at Pooh Corner and The Wind in the Willows.
In fact, she remembers telling her mother of her dream when she was eight. Unfortunately, her mother was not too impressed with her dream.

Aged about seven she used to read “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” to the handyman who used to fix the family’s broken gas boiler. She also read the likes of Enid Blyton before graduating to the likes of “The Buckinghams” and “Lone Pine Five” by Malcolm Savile.
During this time, she used to love adventure stories of kids solving crimes and mysteries and doing all manner of grown-up stuff. But she also loved fairy tales where fantastical things happened and magic was normal.

When she was eleven years old, she won a school competition and her parents gifted her with a stack of “Nancy Drew” books as a reward in addition to the certificate from school.

It was in her preteen and early teenage years that she began reading grown-up fiction from the likes of Patricia Wentworth and Agatha Christie and classics from writers such as Jane Austen.

She has tried to pen fiction in other genres but nothing has ever been as successful as her crime mystery fiction works. As such, for much of her works, she gives in to her inner nature and writes crime mysteries.

When she is not writing her murder mysteries, she can often be found searching the local grocery stores for everyday items that can be used to kill. She also loves to listen to music, which is sometimes an inspiration to her writing.

Sometimes she will get busy learning foreign languages from the continent. Other interests include digging deep holes in her garden, literary studies, growing herbs, history, cooking from recipes, reading about poisons, and researching serial killers and psychoses.
She also loves to interact with her readers on social media, particularly on her Twitter and Instagram profiles.

Caron Allan’s novel “Night and Day” is a work set in 1933 London where Dottie Manderson has just found the body of a dying man deep in the night and on a deserted street. While waiting for help to arrive, she tries to get some information from the man on what had transpired.
However, while he is breathing his last, he sings to her some lines that she believes he got from a recently popular stage show. She does not understand why the man would sing that song rather than give a final message to his family and friends. The man also failed to name his attacker which is particularly weird.
Dottie is interested in knowing the answers to these difficult questions and decides to investigate. Things get even more difficult when the young police officer charged with official investigations wants her to stay as far away from it as possible.
The work introduces a unique female sleuth in what is a traditionally cozy set in London during the interwar period.

“The Mantle of God” by Caron Allan is an intriguing mystery that asks if a piece of faded cloth could be worth killing for. Inspector Hardy had brought to Dottie Manderson a faded piece of cloth that had been discovered in the pocket of a dead man.
Things start happening when she begins asking questions and soon enough there is another dead body and she starts wondering if she could be next. Could the faded piece of cloth be really that significant and could it offer clues to a bloody and dark past full of murder and religious hatred.

Dottie gets down to work to unearth truths from the distant past and at the same time uncover secrets among her closest family and friends. In addition to everything, she also has to deal with her intense and constantly growing attraction to a certain police inspector.
Will William Hardy and Dottie be able to catch the killer before he kills again? On the flip side, there is the matter of a string of robberies that the media has nicknamed the “Dinnertime Thefts,” which seem connected to the killings.

“Scotch Mist” the third novel of the “Dottie Manderson Mysteries” by Caron Allan is a fitting third novel that continues to follow Dottie Manderson and Inspector Hardy.

Following the death of a fashion designer, Dottie Carmichael learns that she is set to be the greatest beneficiary according to her will. However, the deceased has asserted that she first needs to find the son she had given away.

At the same time, Inspector Hardy is given the responsibility of finding the child who has so far been very elusive. According to the will, the issue of the child and who was to find him was a secret that Hardy and Dottie should not discuss with each other.
The two head off to Scotland separately but soon enough, there is all manner of mayhem, misunderstandings, and even murder.
Just when you believe William Hardy and Dottie are on the verge of working out everything, disaster strikes.

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