Caron Allan


Caron Allan writes cozy murder mysteries as well as not-so-cozy mysteries. Caron lives in Derby, England, the setting for Pride and Prejudice. Caron is deeply interested in literature and social history, and has a bachelor's degree in those joint subjects.

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The first of Caron's diary-based, hitchcockesque trilogy, Criss Cross (Posh Hits Mysteries) was published in 2013, with the second, Cross Check, appearing in 2014. The third and final volume, Check Mate, came out in February 2016. These are murders 'not so mysterious' as, rather like Columbo, you see who did it and wonder how they will get away with it. The main character, Cressida, has been described in a five-star review as 'completely without morals...but you find yourself wishing her every success'.

Night and Day: a Dottie Manderson mystery, is book one of a new cozy mystery series set in 1930s London, and was published in November 2016, and features amateur detective Dottie Manderson, a young woman with a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, much to the annoyance of her mother and the delight of her sister. Books 2 and 3 are called The Mantle of God and The Last Perfect Summer of Richard Dawlish, and are planned for publication in 2017 and 2018.

Other works include a short story collection, The Commuter's Friend available now as ebook or print book, and stand-alone novels The Refuge and Easy Living are expected to be released in 2017 and 2018. The Refuge is about a group of survivors of a war who are trying to rebuild their lives. Easy Living is about death, mystery and love, what else?

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Publishing my eBook through Smashwords has enabled me to reach readers I otherwise wouldn't have been able to contact - those who want to read books on the go, on any device or even at home on their own computers, and this platform has also enabled me to reach a wider audience through it's distribution network.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
A sense of achievement, a feeling of 'yes, I wrote that' at the end, and a glorious feeling that still takes me by surprised - that I am doing something I really love! Hopefully some of that is communicated in my writing and gives pleasure to the reader too.
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