Ann Summerville


Ann Summerville wrote her first short story before her age reached double digits. She was born in England, and in search of a warmer climate, moved to California before settling in Texas. Her short stories and flash fiction have been published in Long Story Short, The Shine Journal, Doorknobs & Bodypaint Anthology, Associated Content, Trinity Writer’s Workshop newsletters and also their collection of Christmas stories. A member of Cowtown Crimesolvers, the Fort Worth Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Ann is currently working on her latest cozy mystery.

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Night and Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Not all is what it seems in Pecan Valley and Bea can’t quite put her finger on what is wrong. While, with her friend Marge, Bea is scouting the neighborhood she ends up looking for more than a house for her friend. What Bea wants to uncover is the unsavory dealings of a ruthless realtor and a murderer that might put Bea on the list of victims.
Birds in the Air
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,140. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In the second Pecan Valley Mystery, Biddie's niece is missing and Bea tries to comfort her friend. After all, many people who are learning to fly take opportunities to rack up their airborn miles, she assures her. But as time goes on Bea herself becomes worried that Rina may have been kidnapped and when news breaks that there is an escaped convict in the area they all fear for Rina. Never one to s
Grandmother's Flower Garden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,070. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When Bea first arrives in Pecan Valley she’s accompanied by thunder and lightning, and she tells herself the storm will pass. Although the clouds have now dissipated, another storm is hovering over her new home and when someone is murdered, she has second thoughts about moving to a small Texas town.
A Quick Guide Through the Publishing Maze
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
You’ve finished your book and are ready to see it in print. Where do you start? Find an agent Major publishing house Vanity press University press Print on Demand Self Publish What do these mean? Author, Ann Summerville explains the different publishing options and walks you through the self publishing process.
Trouble at the Manor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,060. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In the quiet English village of Lowenna, a local P.C. patrolling the harbor area finds a body covered in foam. Gia is the first to identify the victim who is from a small hamlet on a manor estate which is being pursued by investors. Gia has suspicions that the two events are connected, but while she investigates the murder, she also has to deal with something that may unhinge her marriage.
Gwinnel Gardens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,860. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It wasn’t unusual for retirees in Lowenna to succumb to death during the winter months in Lowenna, but while Gia and her friend, Holly worked on restoring the overgrown Gwinnel Gardens, they noticed there were an increasing number of services at the crematorium in the valley. Unless she found out quickly who was behind the sudden deaths, would someone close to Gia be the next victim?
The Berton Hotel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,900. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
At the end of the millennium, Lily found herself driving toward a small Texas town where her great grandmother had disappeared over fifty years ago. Lily uncovers a lot more than her great grandmother’s disappearance in 1935. A mystery buried deeper than one of the local wells may bring to light more secrets than Lily has bargained for.
Sibling Rivalry and Other Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,470. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Short stories by Ann Summerville Sibling Rivalry - The air hung like a blanket — stifling, humid, constricting. No different from that day the fire started. London was trapped in a war and heat wave it was unprepared for. Heat and fear gripped my family and tempers flared.
High Tide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,300. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Giovanna Matthews settles happily into the English west country village of Lowenna, but a storm is about to rock her world. A body drifts in with a high tide and unconvinced the death is an accident, Gia leaves no pebble unturned while sleuthing her way around the village. As if this isn't upsetting enough for the ladies of the knitting circle, a stranger arrives from her boyfriend's past.

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