Wendy Percival

I'm the author of the Esme Quentin mysteries, inspired by family history secrets. Here you can find out about me, my books, and my family history blog.

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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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The second Esme Quentin mystery

Blood-Tied

The first Esme Quentin mystery

The Indelible Stain

Esme Quentin's arrival in north Devon is marred by the gruesome discovery of a fatally injured woman at the foot of Warren Cliff. Esme is troubled by the woman's final words and curious about the old photograph clutched in her hand...

Secrets from a tainted past...

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I shall be joining fellow SilverWood authors at the Penzance Literary Festival on Thursday 9th July, on a Q&A panel for the festival's 'Publishing Day'. Click on the logo below for more details.

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