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Published by CreateSpace Independent
Publishing, 28 December 2015. ISBN:978-1519155757
The village of Fawdon
was expanding, new houses were sprouting up everywhere. And as residential
development grew so did the businesses. Some relished the changes, others
feared the competition, and the survival of their small businesses.
Simon Mitchell the florist was aware that the premises
almost directly opposite his, a shop with a flat above had been let, what sort
of shop, he mused would it be?
Rumour had it that Martha McPherson, the owner of the Golden
Rose Tea Shoppe was feeling the pinch since Alfredo Lorenzo had opened his Italian
restaurant at the other end of the High Street, and started serving morning
has recently returned to Fawdon and set up her own private investigation
agency. She has no shortage of clients in the village. All with notes from a
blackmailer who is bleeding them dry.Cynthia realises that she may need help in finding the blackmailer and
her thoughts turn to Laura Windle. A retired teacher, who is not above a little
blackmail herself. But all in a good cause.*
Laura Windle is saddened at the
death of her friend Julia and horrified to discover that Julia’s house has
passed to her sister Claire, who had not been in touch with her sister for many
a year. Worse, she seems to be entertaining unsavoury characters.
This is the real village mystery
we all love. It is rich in characters - they leap off the page to meet
you.And yes, they all have secrets.
Secrets that they thought were buried when they started a new life in Fawdon.
Secrets that will destroy their lives in Fawdon if they get out.Can Cynthia find the blackmailer?Can we ever truly escape out past?
Intricately plotted, Sins of
the Past will keep you turning the pages.
Reviewer; Lizzie Hayes
*See Blackmail for Beginners.
Eileen Robertson was born in Yorkshire and was for many years a lecturer in German and
Creative Writing at Highbury College, Cosham, and at Portsmouth University.
Eileen’s first cosy crime novel, Miss
McGuire is Missing, was published by Robert Hale in July 2010. It went into
reprint three months later and in May 2011 was taken up by Harlequin Books of
Canada. Her second book, Blackmail for
Beginners, was published in February 2012. Her third book, We’ll be Watching You, was published
September 2013. Eileen’s books have been described as ‘cosy crime with a hard