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Publication Order of A Helen Dexter Cosy Crime Mystery Books

Murder at the Seaview Hotel (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foul Play at the Seaview Hotel (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Belle of the Back Streets (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tuppenny Child (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paper Mill Girl (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pearl of Pit Lane (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Miner's Lass (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Mother's Christmas Wish (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixpenny Orphan (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Glenda Young is a cozy mystery and sagas fiction author that is best known for the “Helen Dexter” series of novels. The author was born and raised in Sunderland’s Ryhope and has said that she was always an avid reader.

Growing up she loved to read the likes of Agatha Christie and Enid Blyton as fiction provided the perfect escape. However, the one book that has played a particularly critical role in her life and career has to be Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
She embarked on her writing journey when she was just thirteen. She used to send letters that were then published in the local newspapers which always gave her a good feeling. It was from these that she built her confidence as she was certain that she could write stories that people found appealing.

As an adult, Young spent much of her working life working as an administrator at university, which is a time that she looks upon fondly. Nonetheless, she always feels an emptiness that she believed could only be filled by writing.
She would ultimately quit her job as she went to study to become a journalist. She had initially intended to study creative writing but since Sunderland did not offer creative writing at the time she opted to study journalism. She took that course as she believed it would offer her the most freedom as a writer.

Since she was so determined to become an author, Glenda Young attended a range of creative writing classes to develop her skills. When she graduated from college, she finally took that leap as she made the decision to become a professional author.
It was a life-changing decision as she would soon after undertake a creative writing course at the Sunderland Women’s Centre. This was just what she needed to refresh her fiction-writing skills and she came out a better writer.

From the skills she gained, she penned a short story that was accepted by a women’s magazine named “The People’s Friend.” This gave her the jumpstart that she needed to begin writing her fiction writing career. The magazine has over the years published hundreds of her short stories.

Glenda Young has also written “Riverside,” a soap opera for the magazine and this is the first for the magazine that has been around for more than one and a half centuries. It was “Riverside” that catalyzed Glenda’s novel writing career. She sent her collection of short fiction to many agents.

It was one of these agents that commissioned her to pen five chapters of what would ultimately result in the 2018 published novel “Belle of the Backstreets.”

Over the years, Glenda Young has written for “Coronation Street” on ITV, including penning a Deirdre Barlow official attribute. She is also the manager and editor of the “Coronation Street Blog,” which she has been running since 2007.
It has become a massive blog with several writers, many of whom are now regularly called to Coronation Street’s official press events. In addition to her sagas fiction, she has also recently ventured into the cozy mystery genre when she published “Murder at the Seaview Hotel” in 2021.

She had always wanted to pen a fun modern story set in a B&B in Scarborough, even though she never believed her manuscript would be published. When “Headline” her publisher offered her a three-book deal, she was overjoyed and dove into writing making for another popular series.

Glenda Young’s “Murder at the Seaview Hotel” is the first of what promises to be an unputdownable whodunnit similar to Helen Cox by “Betty Rowlands” or “The Thursday Murder Club” by Richard Osman.

The novel is set in Scarborough a charming town in Yorkshire where murder is a big deal. Following the death of Tom her husband, Helen Dexter has been left the sole proprietor of the Seaview Hotel, even though she cannot help but contemplate her future.
She has recently gotten an offer from a developer of hotel chains but the more immediate concern is a booking from a dozen impersonators of Elvies who call themselves Twelvis. Tom loved the troupe and for this reason, Helen wants to take them in.
However, there are a series of bizarre events that follow which suggest that the developer is too determined. Shortly after the troupe arrives, one member goes missing and his body is soon after, found floating in the lake with his suede shoes gone.
The reputation of the Seaview is threatened and Helen will not wait for the killer to strike again. She takes Suki her trusty greyhound and starts investigating her guests to find the killer.

“Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel” is a work set in Scarborough, the charming small seaside town in Yorkshire.

Helen Dexter recently became the sole owner of the Seaview Hotel which she also runs. However, things take a dramatic turn when an acting troupe books several rooms at the hotel.

They will be rehearsing a play whose performance they believe may stop their favorite theater from imminent closure. Helen immediately sees there is tension between the actors but things only get more complicated when the leading lady who is known for her charisma is found dead.

With a lot at stake, the show needs to go on and Helen finds herself drawn into helping her guests in preparing for their performance. In getting involved she gets an ample opportunity to find out who wanted the leading lady dead.
However, she also has to deal with vandals that targeted her car, and some threatening phone calls and she has just been informed that a hotel inspector’s visit could change everything about her business.
Working with Suki her trusted greyhound, she charges right on trying to find the identity of the killer.

Glenda Young’s novel “Foul Play at the Seaview Hotel” is another novel that is set in Scarborough, a charming seaside town in Yorkshire.

Helen Dexter had been enjoying her status as the newest owner of the Seaview Hotel but is now wondering if maybe she is cursed following a series of disasters.

Things start happening when a golf team arrives at the hotel to play in the local golf tournament. They have some oddball behavior which only ramps up when the rival team shows up.

However, things are only set to get worse for Helen when one of her guests is killed playing some crazy holes. It is at this time that Jean the hotel’s prize-winning cook quits leaving Helen devastated.
As she is approaching her fiftieth birthday, the last thing she is desirous of is a celebration. However, she has gotten some mysterious invitation to attend a party which she is not interested in.
Will she be able to unmask the crazy maniacal killer and save the reputation of her hotel?

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