Wendy Percival

I'm the author of Blood-Tied, the first Esme Quentin mystery, inspired by family history secrets.

Here on the site you can find out more about me and my books, link to my family history blog and get the latest on the NEW Esme Quentin novel due out soon.

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A desperate crime kept secret for 60 years.

But time has a way of exposing the truth.

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Esme Quentin is devastated when her sister Elizabeth is beaten unconscious, miles from her home. Two days later Esme discovers that Elizabeth has a secret past...

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"A clever twisty tale of murder, family secrets and genealogy! "

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The New Esme Quentin novel out soon...

The Indelible Stain

The troubled words of a dying woman at the foot of a North Devon cliff,  lead Esme Quentin back to the menacing world of 19th century convict transportation.


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Latest on the family history blog...


Diary of a 14 year old in 1948


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