Christopher thinks he has his life under control until the mysterious Amaryllis arrives in town, bringing chaos and confusion in her wake.
This is the first in a series of mystery novels set in a... More > small town on the coast of Fife, not far from Edinburgh.< Less
Can anyone ever really change?
Christopher and Amaryllis ask themselves this question when a young man come to the door of their holiday caravan one wet evening.
Their attempt to answer it takes them... More > and their friends on a dangerous journey from a Pitkirtly ice-cream shop to a knitting club and then on to an old railway yard for the deadly conclusion.< Less
Isabelle doesn't expect a temporary summer job in the south of France to turn into a nightmare. But even before she seeks sanctuary aboard a boat on the Canal du Midi and meets the mysterious,... More > good-looking Nathan Freelander, her life is already at risk. And that's before she encounters his friend Josh.< Less
Welcome to the strange and yet somehow down-to-earth world of Pitkirtly! These three stories are set in a fictitious small town on the coast of Fife, in Scotland, and involve many of the same... More > characters as inhabit a series of full length mystery novels by Cecilia Peartree.< Less
Death at the Happiness Club is the 4th in a series of quirky mysteries set in a small town in Scotland.
When the Happiness Club comes to town, Maisie Sue sees it as an opportunity to rediscover... More > romance, Jock McLean regards it with suspicion, and Jemima and Dave look forward to taking part in new activities with their friends. Amaryllis and Chief Inspector Smith go along to keep an eye on developments on their patch. As for Christopher, he misses the start of the excitement because of a prior engagement - walking the Fife Coastal Path with a figure from his past.
But before anyone has had very much fun, it becomes clear that while the Happiness Club brings good times to some, to others it offers only desolation and death.< Less
Can people learn to leave the past behind them, and move on? Flora has tried hard to do this but her wartime past as a secret agent just won't let go of her. The spymaster she knew then seems to be... More > pulling the strings again as an old adversary reappears in her life. Meanwhile her friendship with Oliver Quest goes through a difficult patch after a silly argument. He takes on the task of looking after a very special painting belonging to an important industrialist and she looks for a job as a typist.
Soon they are both working on different aspects of the 1951 Festival of Britain, and they unexpectedly find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery. Even after a last-minute crisis in the Lion and Unicorn Pavilion is apparently resolved, they find their investigations have to continue.
For a while it's as if the pieces from two jigsaw puzzles have got mixed up and will never be sorted out again.< Less
The Pitkirtly (no. 1) Omnibus contains 3 complete novels which have already been published separately as part of the Pitkirtly Mystery Series.
'Crime in the Community' tells the story of what happens... More > when Amaryllis Peebles arrives in the small Fife town of Pitkirtly and causes Christopher to lose control of his life.
'Reunited in Death' is Jemima Stevenson's story. When she starts to research her family history she discovers some 'new' cousins - but before long a series of deaths reduce their numbers.
'A Reformed Character' poses the question: can anyone ever really change? It takes the characters on a journey from a caravan at Kinghorn to a knitting club in Pitkirtly and, in the case of two of them, to a cattery somewhere in the wilds, and then to a dangerous rendezvous in an old railway yard.
A short story featuring two of the main characters from the novels is also included in the omnibus.< Less
Five short stories, two of which are about the predicted Apocalypse of December 2012 (which didn't happen!). Three of the stories are linked to the Pitkirtly mystery novel series, also available from... More > Lulu.< Less
This book consists of 2 light-hearted stories of about 16,000 words each, set in Edwardian times, mostly in Edinburgh, and linked by some of the characters involved.
‘Adventure at the National... More > Exhibition’ is a tale of old and new illusions, some of which are shattered by the end of the story.
‘Adventure on the Scotch Express’ is a tale of several people with something to hide who share a compartment on the Special Scotch Express between York and Edinburgh in 1909.< Less