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Authors: Lorna Dounaeva

Tags: #Fiction, #Thrillers, #Suspense, #Psychological, #Romance

Fry (30 page)

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About the Author



Lorna Dounaeva is a quirky British crime writer who was named after the book, Lorna Doone. She decided that she wanted to become an author at five years old, after coming second in a beauty contest, losing out to a boy. She went on to become a politics graduate and worked for the British Home Office for a number of years, before turning to crime fiction. She loves books and films with strong female characters and her influences include Single White Female and Sleeping with the Enemy. She lives in Surrey, England with her husband and two small children who keep her busy wiping food off the ceiling and removing mints from USB sockets. She is currently working on her new novel, May Queen Killers and a free web serial called Angels’ Island, both of which will be published later this year.


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May Queen Killers (Coming soon)


At 34 years old, Sapphire Butterworth is a little old to be crowned May Queen, but she has her heart set on the title and no one is going to stand in her way. But then Sapphire disappears in the middle of the May Day celebrations and someone throws a brick through the window of her tea shop. Soon there are scenes of May Day carnage throughout the village; lambs mauled by vicious dogs and may poles ripped apart.

Mystery writer, Jock Skone is one of the last to see Sapphire and determines to use his detective skills to find her. But Jock quickly discovers that Sapphire’s friends do not know her as well as they thought they did. And Sapphire is not the first May Queen to go missing. Is there a deeper reason why Sapphire wanted the title so badly? Does she know more about the May Queen Killers than she’s been letting on?


May Queen Killers is a very British psychological thriller set on the English/Welsh border.


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For Denis. Thank you for believing in me and my dream. Thank you for the endless cups of coffee and homemade cakes. Thank you for the technical support when I wanted to throw a brick at the computer. Thank you for restraining me when it still didn’t work.




There are so many people I would like to thank but I’ll do my best not to make it sound like a drunken Oscars speech. In particular I’d like to thank Margaret James, Maria Dounaeva, (my sister-in-law is my clock), Rob Barker, Mimi Dendias, Rory Matheson, Greg Malcolm, Faye Malcolm, Virginia Malcolm and Clifford Malcolm.


Thanks also to all my early readers, Lizzy Cooper, Freya Barker, Nicola Welch, Tracy Donovan, Irene Woods, Lorna Day, Heidi Dexter, Sam Fryer, Katherine McCarthy, Donal McCarthy, Barbara Graffham, Anna Britton, Dawn Wylie, Liz Richards, Clare Berry and Becky Cullen.



© 2013 Lorna Dounaeva. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without the written permission of the author.


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