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Judith Cranswick

Biography

Judith has three passions in life – writing, travel and history – and combines all three in her novels.

She was born and brought up in Norwich and now lives with her husband in Swindon in Wiltshire. She wrote her first novel (now languishing in the back of a drawer somewhere) when her two children were toddlers, but there was little time for writing when she returned to work. Only after retirement was she was able to take up writing again in earnest.

Judith's first two published novels, 'All in the Mind' and 'Watcher in the Shadows' each won the NAWG Award for Best Unpublished Novel for two years running.

She is the author of the popular Fiona Mason Mysteries featuring a tour manager for a coach company. Each book is set in a different European country. Her new series feature Aunt Jessica who is the accompanying historian on holidays to more exotic parts of the world.

“Though I never intended our holiday to Ecuador to be a research trip, so many interesting things happened – including watching a seal holding a tuna fish in its jaws trying to protect its catch from a circle of would-be thieves plus a visit to Post Office Bay – I was compelled to write the novel.

"Writers are told to write what they know about, but I can assure you, I've never committed a murder. I'm an ex- convent school headmistress for goodness sake!"

Books by Judith Cranswick

A Death too Far - Book cover

How can Kathy uncover the truth about her sister’s death when all she has to go on is a holiday journal and someone is determined to stop her investigation? Kathy is devastated when Leanne dies on a holiday. It doesn’t help that they argued at the airport. How did Leanne fall from the boat in the middle of the night? Attempting to solve the mystery becomes an obsession that threatens to alienate Kathy from her friends.

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