Fidelis Morgan

Biography

Anglo-Irish actress, director and writer, Fidelis Morgan’s TV appearances include Jeeves and Wooster, As Time Goes By and the film A Little Chaos. She recently played Agnes Carpenter in Goodbye to Love. Her plays Pamela and Hangover Square won her a Most Promising Playwriting nomination. She has written 20 books, including the ground-breaking The Female Wits, biographies of charismatic women from the 17th and 18th centuries and 6 novels, including the historical mystery series featuring The Countess Ashby dela Zouche. Her last novel was The Murder Quadrille. She was the 2014 Granada Artist-in-Residence at the University of California.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has introduced my books to a world market
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I always start with a map and a set of people. I love people's eccentricities and foibles. I listen in on trains and buses, and always keep a notebook with me. Real life is so much richer than people think. I draw on it eternally
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Books

Triple Shorts
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 55,830. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Plays » Women Authors
Short stories, biographies, sketches and playlets Ballroom dancing leads to murder, a swinging 60s dollybird recalls her youth, a delivery boy steals mementos from movie stars, & other tales of petty crime and murder. A play, revue sketches, theatrical monologues and parodies of Euripides, Shakespeare and Chekhov. The lives and deaths of Helen of Troy, Mata Hari and Queen Medb. A book to dip into
My Dark Rosaleen
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 116,540. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A dark, dramatic saga set in Ireland and Liverpool that tells the stories of a small boy caught up in the Spanish Armada and Irish Wars, Catherine Tate, a willful Irish heiress and Rosaleen Morgan, a seemingly respectable housewife, who, as a condemned woman, represents the sum total of centuries of turbulent Irish history. 'Brilliantly original' – Lynda la Plante
The Murder Quadrille
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 93,680. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this intriguing novel written in the Hitchcock mode, Fidelis Morgan plays tag with the reader, taking them through the minds of six guests at a dinner party where Murder is on the Menu
Fortune's Slave
Series: Countess Ashby dela Zouche & Alpiew. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 109,710. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Fourth in Fidelis Morgan’s hugely entertaining series featuring the Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her stupendously bosomed former maid, Alpiew. Caught up in London society's new craze for stocks and shares. Overnight, fortunes are being made, wealth amassed from nothing in a frenzy of speculation. And with these new-found riches anything can be bought: commodities, monkeys…even people.
The Ambitious Stepmother
Series: Countess Ashby dela Zouche & Alpiew. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Third in Fidelis Morgan’s hugely entertaining series featuring Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her stupendously bosomed former maid, Alpiew, a pair of Restoration detectives dubbed Cagney and Lacey in corsets. The investigation involves unravelling plots against three kings and negotiating the culinary eccentricities of the Court of Versailles
The Rival Queens
Series: Countess Ashby dela Zouche & Alpiew. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 112,910. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
London 1699. Those intrepid and impecunious heroines the Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her maidservant Alpiew, with the bailiffs as ever in hot pursuit,are on the trail of a murder. This time an actress loses her head in more senses than one...
Unnatural Fire
Series: Countess Ashby dela Zouche & Alpiew. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 110,860. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In foggy filthy rat-infested London od 1699, two eccentric female detectives Countess Ashby dela Zouche and her ex-maid, Alpiew, go in search of a missing man and find more than they bargained for.

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