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Publication Order of Miss Riddell Books

In The Beginning, There Was a Murder (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Then There Were Two... Murders? (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Murder, On a Galapagos Cruise (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Murder for Christmas (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Riddell and the Heiress (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Riddell's Paranormal Mystery (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

P.C. James is a published author of cozy mysteries.

The author has always had a love for mystery stories. Her passion for mysteries was also fueled by discovering the iconic character of Miss Marple as written by author Agatha Christie. She says that one of the reasons that she enjoyed the character so much is that Miss Marple was similar to the way her aunts were when P.C. was growing up.

James says that she would have liked to have known more about the details of the life that Miss Marple used to lead. When writing her own series of novels about an older sleuth cracking her own cases, the author decided that she would like to follow the career started by the amateur detective from the very beginning. She says that fans of the Miss Riddell Cozy Mystery series will come to see that as they follow the various installments of this series.

P.C. James was not always a mystery writer. She used to be a manager, but has since retired. She is new to writing but is giving it her best shot and has already been published! She usually is waiting for inspiration to come and find her while staring at her computer hoping that she will have something to write. When she isn’t busy doing that, she keeps busy. She has plenty of hobbies and likes to stay active, pursuing exercise through walking and running as well as grabbing her camera to take photographs of the local wildlife.

James lives in Whitby, Canada, where there is plenty of beautiful nature and wild animals to see. She writes her series as being set in the northern region of England, explaining that it was her home when she was younger and it made sense since England is the setting of many different cozy mystery series.

P.C. James is the creator and the author of the Miss Riddell series of cozy mystery novels. The popular series first began in 2020 with the publication of the debut novel, which is titled In The Beginning, There Was a Murder. The series would then continue with another installment of the mysteries pursued by Pauline Riddell, titled Then There Were Two… Murders?

In The Beginning, There Was a Murder is the first book in the Miss Riddell Cozy Mystery series written by author P.C. James. When a murder pops up that no one seems to be able to solve, could one woman be the key to cracking the case?

The setting for this mystery is 1953 in the northern area of England. The main character in this story is a woman named Pauline Riddell. She’s a woman that has a plan and wants to get somewhere with her life. She works at the armament factory and knows that she can make it further and develop her career into something that sustains her. After all, women are joining the working world more than ever before and making real salaries, so why shouldn’t she be one of them?

When someone that she is working with tells her about a juicy affair, she doesn’t want to hear about it. What does some woman having an affair with a man who happens to be married have to do with her? She’s only going to get in trouble by listening to what this workmate is telling her about a scandal. She doesn’t want any part of it and just wants to keep her head down and out of any drama that could get her fired.

Pauline thinks that she has done the right thing by not partaking in the gossip, but then it turns out that there is more drama to come. The cops show up and they come bearing the terrible news that her best friend has been killed. She is shocked to the core and doesn’t know why this bad thing happened to her friend, but knows that justice must be served.

Pauline decides that she is going to look into this homicide herself and find the person that did this. But looking into an official investigation only serves to make the police suspicious and she becomes the main suspect in the case. After all, many murders are committed by someone close to the victim, and Pauline and this young woman were extremely close.

Now it’s up to Pauline to prove that she was not the person that killed her friend and not only show that she is innocent but take down the real killer. She’s more determined than ever to show everyone, especially the authorities that think that she committed this horrible act, that she isn’t the killer and that someone out there is the one that did this. Who knows, perhaps they could strike again.

Can Pauline solve this murder plot and follow the clues to the final truth? Is she going to be able to track down a killer and avoid becoming the next victim of this vicious individual? This engaging mystery novel is full of twists and features an intelligent novice detective that is going to do her best to see justice served. Pick up this debut in the Miss Riddell series to see what happens!

Then There Were Two… Murders? is the second novel in the Miss Riddell series written by author P.C. James. If you loved the exciting events of the first story, then be sure to check out this second mystery!

Pauline Riddell is back and she’s returned to solving murder cases. This time around, it appears that there are two murders to solve. But appearances can often be deceiving, and it turns out that Miss Riddell is truly going to have her work cut out for her.

Can she figure out what’s going on and distinguish what is true and what is not? Will she be able to catch a killer, or is she being caught in a web? Can Pauline come out on top this time, or will she discover too late that she is in too deep? Pick up this mystery to find out!

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