Eve is an obituary writer. The idea for her came after listening to a fascinating interview with Margalit Fox, who fulfilled that role for the New York Times. It got me thinking about the unique insight obituary writers must get into a dead person’s personality and how they were viewed by others. It seemed like the perfect profession for an amateur sleuth! The Suffolk (UK) setting harks back to happy childhood holidays. My grandmother lived there, by the sea, and Eve’s dog Gus is based on her wire-haired dachshund, Huw.
Books one to eight in the series can be purchased now in Kindle, paperback or Audible formats (and book nine is available to pre-order):
- Mystery on Hidden Lane
- Mystery at Apple Tree Cottage
- Mystery at Seagrave Hall
- Mystery at the Old Mill
- Mystery at the Abbey Hotel
- Mystery at the Church
- Mystery at Magpie Lodge
- Mystery at Lovelace Manor
- Mystery at Southwood School
A flavour of the Eve Mallow mysteries
For anyone who knows Suffolk, I’ve created a fictional village – Saxford St Peter – for the series, but I’ve pinched elements of Blythburgh, Dunwich and Walberswick. The pub in the slideshow above is the wonderful White Hart Inn in Blythburgh.