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Publication Order of Gemma Lamb Cozy Mystery Books

Dastardly Deeds at St Bride's (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sinister Stranger at St Bride's (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Whispers at St Bride's (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Artful Antics at St Bride's (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sophie Sayers Village Mystery Books

Best Murder in Show (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Vicarage (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Manger (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by the Book (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Springtime for Murder (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Your Darlings (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Lost and Found (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Highlands (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Staffroom at St Bride's Books

Secrets at St Bride's (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger at St Bride's (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tales from Wendlebury Barrow Books

The Natter of Knitters (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clutch of Eggs (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Lighting Up Time (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Owl and The Turkey: The Real Reason We Eat Turkey at Christmas (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs Morris Changes Lanes (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Quick Change: Tiny Tales of Transformation (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stocking Fillers: Twelve Short Stories for Christmas (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Instead of a Christmas Card: Two Short Stories for December (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marry in Haste: 15 Short Stories of Dating, Love and Marriage (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Sell Your Books! (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Opening Up To Indie Authors: A Guide for Bookstores, Libraries, Reviewers, Literary Event Organisers ... and Self-Publishing Writers (With: Dan Holloway,Orna Ross) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Part of the Charm: A Modern Memoir of English Village Life: Volume 1 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young By Name: Whimsical Columns from the Tetbury Advertiser (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
How To Get Your Self-Published Book Into Bookstores (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Debbie Young is an award winning and bestselling cozy mystery author. She is best known for writing witty and wry fiction full of English humor based on her keen observations of domestic life. Even though she now makes her home in the small English village of Cotswolds, she was born and brought up in Sidcup, Kent. Growing up, she loved schooling and went to Days Lane for primary school and then to Beaverwood School for Girls, one of the last local grammar schools. Young enjoyed a quiet suburban childhood until her family moved to Germany when she was fourteen. She then attended the Frankfurt International School and graduated with an International Baccalaureate. She got her degree in English and Related Literature at the University of New York in the UK. She then worked and lived as a PR consultant and journalist in West England and in London. As a thirty year old, she moved to Cotswolds, to a farm near Bourton-on-the-Water. It was a place she had always wanted to live in even though she still loves to travel on the family camper van from time to time.

Debbie got her start in the world of writing as a journalistic writer for “Telecommunications,” an international trade journal. It was a paper that was read all over the globe at a time when mobile phones were not as ubiquitous as they are now. In fact, most phones then weighed and were the size of a brick. Debbie Young worked several years with the paper before she was lured to work in PR by a salary increase and a handsome man. As a PR consultant, she spent years writing newsletters, press releases, brochures and articles. She also wrote for special interest and national trade press magazines on a wide range of topics from public health, company cars, private education, cat litter, factory shops and superstores. Her favorite projects during this time were launching the first factory shopping center in the UK named Clark’s Village and Wall’s Ice Cream’s Wall’s Pocket Money Monitor.

Debbie Young’s move towards writing fiction began when she started working at Westonbirt School in a marketing role. It was a traditional day and boarding school in the countryside in Cotswold and she loved working there as she spent more than a dozen years there. When she left the marketing role at the school in 2010, she became a blogger writing about books, reading and writing. She would also spend three exciting years working for “Readathon,” the national children’s reading charity. She was charged with promoting reading at home and for pleasure among children. Debbie Young wrote “Best in Murder Show” the first of the “Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries” in 2017 and has never looked back since. When she is not writing her novels, she works as an alliance of Independent Authors UK Ambassador. She is also a Jericho Writers course tutor and has written several guidebooks on how to write fiction. Young also gives frequent speeches at literary festivals,writing events and is a judge at several writing competitions. She still writes features for various websites and the Mslexia magazine among others.

“Best Murder in Show” by Debbie Youing is a novel about Sophie Sayers. At the opening of the novel, she has moved to the village after she inherited a cottage from aunt May, her great aunt that used to be a popular travel writer. She has left big shoes to fill and her work is made harder by the fact that she is a spitting image of her aunt. Things get interesting when a much hated woman in the small hamlet of Wendlebury Barrow dies in mysterious circumstances. She collapsed while wearing an Anne Boleyn costume during the village show and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Sophie, like the other villagers is shocked by the death but since local law enforcement ruled it a death by natural causes, she has to0 accept the verdict. But now she is consumed by a desire to get to the bottom of the mysterious way her aunt died. Could she have been killed by Joshua, an ancient neighbor who she often finds snooping in her garden? He owns a bookshop but Sophie is convinced he has other nefarious things going on.But what had initially seemed a simple proposition of living in a stable and pleasant community becomes something else. Her quest for the truth is now full of dangers, traps and difficulties.

Debbie Young’s “Trick or Murder” sees Sophie Sayers settling into vilage life in Wendlebury Barrow. But she is learning that that small picture postcard village is a figment of the imagination. The small village she lives in is full of ambitions, secrets and resentments. She had suspicions about the obnoxious new vicar as bizarre things started to happen when he came into town. The man hates the Halloween Holiday but is a huge promoter of the Fifth of November. He even goes as far as throwing his own party at which things go very wrong. It is a delightful cozy mystery novel that is neither Nordic Noir nor a psychological thriller. With its quirky and interesting characters, some of whom were introduced in the debut, it makes for a great whendunnit rather than a whodunnit. It starts with a scene at the very end and then events unfold leaving readers reading characters, watching events and wondering who will be the victim of a yet to be named killer.

Debbie Young’s “Murder in the Manger” is set during the first Christmas for Sophie at Wendlebury Barrow. She had gotten used to village life and is now dating the owner of a local bookshop that also happens to be her boss. But nothing can be so perfect forever as Graham, her freeloader, charming ego manic boyfriend turns up unexpectedly. Sophie hopes he is in town for only a short time but he seems not to be going anywhere in a hurry. He has taken over as the producer of the Christmas production written by Sophie and is making friends in the small village. She pretends not to see him but almost every female in the village seems to like him.Sophie is hoping that her friend Sophie who has fallen for the man will not let herself be used by Graham. But she cannot do anything to stop their relationship. He is also ingratiating herself with her shopkeeper Carol and fixed her house in exchange for living there rent free. But she cannot help but notice that bizarre things start happening whenever Graham is around.

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