Former psychiatrist Charlotte Dean has had enough trouble to last a lifetime. When the opportunity to work in a bookshop in the picturesque town of Kingfisher Falls arises, she realises it may be a rare chance to start over where no one knows about her past.
The last thing Charlotte expects to see is someone stealing Christmas trees, but she's determined not to get involved. Especially when some of the locals, including the town police officer, are suspicious of a newcomer like Charlotte.
Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding Charlotte. When the bookshop becomes a target, she's forced to reconsider her hands-off policy--even if it means putting herself in danger. In order to find the culprit, Charlotte will discover what it really means to live in a small town and that the prospect of becoming a local may not be so bad after all. So long as it involves a spot of sleuthing on the side, of course . . .
The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a brand new series of mysteries from the author of The Stationmaster's Cottage. Set amongst Victoria's beautiful Macedon Ranges featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of danger, it's small town mystery with a unique Australian twist.
Phillipa was born in a small seaside town in Queensland, Australia, and although she's lived in two countries and many cities since, is a small town girl at heart.
She writes about love, dreams, secrets, friendships, the sea - the world as she sees it, or wishes it to be. Her novels are mysteries, sometimes with love stories woven through; always heartwarming and always set in small towns with an interesting group of characters. Her short stories are paranormal mystery/suspense.
Now living on a few acres in a small town near a mountain in Victoria, Australia, Phillipa loves spending time with her two young adult sons, husband, and loyal doggo, often in the garden or listening to music and reading.