We are thrilled to announce a special event featuring local Devon author, Stephanie Austin. Join us on Tuesday, 12th December, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for a book signing session with Stephanie as she presents her latest release, “A Devon Midwinter Murder,” part of the captivating Devon Mysteries series.

Stephanie Austin, a renowned Devon author, has enchanted readers with her captivating Devon Mysteries series. Her latest book, “A Devon Midwinter Murder,” is a must-read for mystery enthusiasts and fans of the series.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 12th December
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Otter Garden Centre, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1LZ

This is a free event and everyone is welcome

Stephanie Austin has enjoyed a varied career, working as an artist and an antiques trader, but also for the Devon Schools Library Service. When not writing she is actively involved in amateur theatre as a director and actor, and attempts to be a competent gardener and cook. She lives in Devon.

A Devon Midwinter Murder  is the seventh in the Devon Mystery Series set in the Dartmoor town of Ashburton and featuring amateur sleuth and reluctant antique shop owner.

A Devon Midwinter Murder:

With the festive season fast approaching, amateur sleuth Juno Browne helps organise a Christmas Fair to raise funds for Ashburton’s local animal sanctuary. The event is a success, but whilst Santa is handing out presents in the fairy-lit grotto, a murder is being committed in a dark corner of the garden. Juno discovers the body of Bob the Blacksmith, found clutching a horseshoe decorated with a sprig of elder.

Suspicion falls on Bob’s longsuffering wife, Jackie, and on Don Drummond, with whom Bob violently quarrelled in the past. From this cloud of suspicion, Juno begins to make connections between Bob’s murder and previous ‘accidental’ deaths, but her course is obstructed by those who insist on links to ancient folklore. Determined to take the evidence with a generous pinch of salt, Juno navigates pagan ceremonies and astrological connections that turn up yet more bodies on a deadly path to the truth.

All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first-come first-served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.
Please purchase a copy of A Devon Midwinter Murder to be signed.