Barbara Bothwell


Welcome to my profile, lovely to see you.

Have you always been a writer? Is a question writers are frequently asked. Yes, among other things is often the reply. In my case I think I should be in the Guinness Book of Records for the variety of work I have done.

Advertising, PR, theatre, cabaret, Travel Courier, Gift Shop Manager (cruise ships), Legal Secretary. This last fulfilling my parents' dream that I get a safe, secure job. Hmmm. Until I developed RSI and got laid off without compensation.

But I have always written and became an internationally published travel writer. Now I am a published novelist. I love writing cosy crime and, as I have lived in other countries I sometimes set my books there. 'Death of a Copycat' and 'Irresistible You' (Jemma Linley) are both set in Florida and the Cleo Marjoribanks book 'Poltergiests in the Parador' is set in Spain. I actually had the idea when in Portugal but as Cleo speaks Spanish.....

Now I would love it if you would buy and read all of my books and recommend them to your friends.

Thank you.

Member of: the Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ) and the Society of Authors.

Where to find Barbara Bothwell online


Model Murder
Series: South Downs Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,120. Language: British English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The body of a famous model is found lying on the road near her home. Was it an accident? If not then who killed her and why? The more time passes the longer the list of suspects. She was a wealthy woman married to an accountant and, as with newsworthy people, there are plenty of rumours.
Poltergeists in the Parador
Series: Cleo Marjoribanks Mystery, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,610. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Cleo is back! But the planned quiet holiday in Spain with DCI 'Steaming' Kettle doesn't go according to plan. Between dead bodies and poltergeists life is far from peaceful.
Antiques in the Attic
Series: South Downs Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,950. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Following the death of her former husband Sarah discovers a laptop and a suitcase containing antique silver - in her attic. The next day when she tells the police, the case is empty. Sarah goes to stay with a friend. A young secretary from Sarah's office goes missing and her body is left at Sarah's house. Are the deaths and the antique silver connected?
Irresistible You by Jemma Linley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,270. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Mel Sheridan, singer, and Andy Lomax, guitarist, once worked on the same cruise liner. Now after failed marriages they meet again - on Miami Beach. Andy is playing with a jazz combo and Mel is on holiday. They fall in love but, can this English couple walk off hand-in-hand into the sunset?
Death of a Copycat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,710. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Why would someone want to murder two writers? Because they belong to the same writers' circle? Or is there a mroe sinister reason?
Dirty Deeds in Downdene
Series: Cleo Marjoribanks Mystery, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,450. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Cleo Marjoribanks is back in all her colourful caftan glory. In this book she encounters more murders and with help from her crime journalist friend, Primrose Day, tries to solve them. DCI David 'Steaming' Kettle and his team are on the job and, of course, there is the clash of two strong personalities - Cleo and David.
Rock'n'Roll Murders
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,290. Language: British English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
1958 Elvis was doing his Military Service and Long John Silver (Harry) and the Pirates were on a summer tour. There are two murders at the theatre as well as other incidents including the group's van being vandalised. The DI in charge of the investigation doesn't like Rock and Roll or young people. The Group help the DS and DC solve the crimes.
Homicide in Hampshire
Series: Cleo Marjoribanks Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,590. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Set in the New Forest the story opens when Cleo Mainwaring arrives home to find the body of her housekeeper in the swimming pool. Suspects include the husband, brother and brother-in-law. Later in the book the village gossip is murdered in Cleo's garden in an attempt to blame her. The detective in charge, 'Steaming' Kettle was a childhood friend of Cleo's - becomes her lover

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