The Secret Lives of The Doyenne of Didsbrook is a murder mystery spoof.  The sleepy market town of Didsbrook is thrown into turmoil after the town’s most flamboyant resident, the much-loved actress turned best-selling novelist, Jocelyn Robertshaw, is found dead.

I originally wrote this as a short story called An Honest Review, which was longlisted in a competition at the beginning of 2019.  I’d had so much fun writing it, I carried on!  This excerpt is taken from the interaction between my main character, Lucy Fothergill, her mother and the bumbling DCI, Humphrey Middleton who has been assigned to the case.

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