RCWelsby began writing at the grand old age of sixty-nine when she retired from a long and successful career in nursing. Her first book, a true historical romance depicting the life and times of her Fifth Great Grandmother GRACE ROSCOE was published two months after her seventieth birthday.
A keen reader of crime and 'whodunnits' she decided to change genre and try her hand at writing about serial killers. Her main character, DI Helen Cooke is a mixture of people she knew from her nursing days. She made the character both feisty and flawed, with a good sense of humour, but a woman with her own demons and a past that keeps coming back to haunt her.
Unholy Revenge was RCWelsby's debut Mystery Crime book, set in the small market town of Frodsham, in a stunning part of Cheshire. DI Helen Cooke and her team are called in to investigate the death of a woman found on the banks of a river and soon discover a serial killer is on the loose. Dark family secrets are revealed as the investigation progresses.
Book two of DI Helen Cooke Investigates - Death by Revenge - is again set to cause havoc in the quiet country town of Frodsham. A rotting corpse is found in a nearby cave. Three women are also missing. Helen and her team, when tasked to solve the mystery, discover a tale of lies and bitter revenge.
A murder mystery story of suspense & bitter revenge. Three local women from a sleepy English market town go missing, and DI Helen Cooke and her team are called in to investigate. When a rotting corpse is discovered in a nearby cave, Cooke identifies a link with the missing women. Without a motive or further clues, she starts to doubt her ability to solve the case, as the body count begins to rise
A killer is targeting members of a family living in a small Cheshire market town. DI Helen Cooke investigates and connects an unsolved murder in Durham with the ones she’s investigating. She realises a serial killer is on the loose, and puts her own life in danger, as she races against time to prevent another killing.