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Submitted by Isabella Muir on October 26, 2018

The Sussex Crime Mystery Series

by Admin on October 26, 2018 in


A young woman, Zara, goes missing, one year to the day that her boyfriend, Joel, was killed in a hit and run. Is Zara in danger? Is she still alive? What really happened to Joel and who is to blame?

In the quiet seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, the police appear to be doing little to find Zara. Her friend Janie decides to make it her mission to track her down. It’s the ‘swinging sixties’ and Janie fears that Zara may be mixed up with drugs, alcohol, or worse.

Janie runs the mobile library and has a passion for crime fiction, especially Agatha Christie. Can Poirot help Janie solve the mystery of Zara’s disappearance?


Janie Juke has developed a reputation for finding missing people. When Hugh Furness asks Janie to track down an old friend, she discovers there is more at stake than a missing person.

This case takes Janie back in time to the Second World War, where she learns about secret missions and brave deeds. The past holds the key, but she needs to be at her most intuitive to work out what lies behind the rumours and conjecture.


It’s Easter 1970 in the seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, and for one family the first Easter of a new decade brings a shocking tragedy.

Amateur sleuth and professional librarian, Janie Juke, is settling into motherhood and quality time with her family. When her Aunt Jessica is due back from Rome after nine years travelling around Europe, she arrives back in town with a new Italian friend, Luigi, and the whole family soon get embroiled in a tangle of mystery and suspicion, with death and passion at the heart of the story.

What people are saying about the Sussex Crime Mystery series:

* * * * * ‘This was a great find. A librarian turns to sleuthing in 1960s England …. I really enjoyed the relationship she has with her blind ex-policeman father, as well as with her husband, Greg. A real page-turner. I’ve already bought the next book in the series and looking forward to being able to start on it. And hoping there will be many more to come.’
* * * * ‘I really like the way the author depicted the 60s since I am too young enough to remember this era… but it is peppered with all sorts of nostalgia, the Beatles, the Vietnam War, not to mention colourful images of Woodstock and the hippie movement. I felt as if I was there!’
* * * * * ‘1960s mobile librarian turns sleuth and channels Hercule Poirot in this great whoduunit that left me guessing right till the end. Intriguing detective story with lovely period setting and interesting characters. I’m looking forward to seeing what Janie Juke solves next. Love the relationship she has with her ex-policeman father.’
* * * * * ‘Loved every page and didn’t want to put it down…looking forward to starting the next one soon.’
* * * * * ‘Once started you can’t put it down!. Can’t wait until the next one in the series.’
* * * * * ‘Thoroughly enjoyable book. Kept me interested till the end. Looking forward to the next one. Well done.’
* * * * * ‘Once again we join the librarian in her investigation in late 1960’s England. Now pregnant, Janie must again keep her sleuthing activities secret from her protective husband while she delves into solving the case for her client before time runs out. A very enjoyable, cozy read. I look forward to many more in the series.’
* * * * * ‘Solid writing, great story, and Janie as a character is growing on me. I hope there are more in the series.’