Lucy Abelson


Lucy Abelson was born in a small English village in the county of Norfolk. She grew up in Kent where her father ran a small tutorial establishment and her mother was a doctor. Since her parents met on the golf course playing mixed foursomes, the Wildernesse country club played a big part in family life.
Lucy spent much of her time outside school in the children's corner of the Sevenoaks bookshop. Although she devoured fiction she managed to win general knowledge competition set by the bookshop. This led to a prize giving ceremony with the renowned children's author Noel Streatfield. On hearing the ten year old wanted to be a "writer like you" when she grew up, the great author responded, to hoots of laughter from the assembled grown-ups, "this little girl wants to steal my job".
Undeterred Lucy started contributing to magazines during her school days at West Heath, where her mother was school doctor, both whilst Lucy was there and subsequently when the school was attended by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has enabled me to reach a new world of readers who may want to read in any place at any time of day or night.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
my greatest joy in writing is the feeling that I am speaking to someone. As a child I was often ticked off for talking too much. When I write I know that a reader has the choice whether to listen to me or not. I love the notion that people may enjoy what I have to say, whether it is to live in my imaginary world with me or simply like my story.
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Where to buy in print


Care Trap
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Strange happenings at a care home worry musician Isobel. When she befriends Nikki, a young female autistic resident, her concern increases with Nikki's bizarre aggressive behaviour. So when she stumbles across a care worker murdered in the woods, fingers point at Nikki and Isobel. To clear their names, she turns detective using her musical sensitivities to find the real culprit.
Crisis in a Surrey Harem
Series: Bisley Heath, Murder myster. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 95,740. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A traditional murder mystery story with a journalist as detective whose expertise is in animals social behaviour. Conflict arises from the use of precious heathland in Surrey where a rich debt collector wants to use the grounds of a golf club as a wildlife park. His pet wolf and vulture plus his four ex-wives are amongst the colourful characters which include golf club members.
Ancestral Hazard
Series: Bisley Heath, Detective mystery. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 96,460. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A traditional mystery story set in the English countryside. Traditional values espoused by the golf club president Lady Olga Brancaster conflict with lady captain Flick Challenger's modern standards. It reaches when journalist Impey Dalrymple introduces her friend TV celebrity Natty Bell to Lady Olga as the prominent golfer is battered and left for dead and Impey is called on to act as detective.
Murder in a Surrey Tribe
Series: Bisley Heath, Murder mystery. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 82,480. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Inn search of a safe haven from a sordid marriage, Impey joins a traditional country golf club. Owing to her skilled knowledge of animal societies, she finds herself drawn into the role of sleuth when the Vice Captain meets a sudden violent death. As she delves into the lives of the upper crust members li she finds nature is still raw, but if she dares reveal their secrets she risks her own refuge

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