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November 29th, 2011 - 6:09 pm § in Crime fiction

My debut crime novel Victim Support in paperback!

Finally in paperback!

Calling all murder mystery fans! Good news! After a lot of hard work – I can’t believe it’s taken me all year really, but then we have also got managed to get married and move house to Hertford in that time too – I’ve just published the paperback version of my crime novel Victim Support.

I’m holding a book signing in Billericay on Saturday 10th December from 2.30pm until 5.30pm at the Coach House, Billericay Town Council, Crown Yard, off Billericay High Street, near Waitrose car park. I’ll be performing a reading from the book from 3.30pm.  If you’re in the area, do come along and get your signed copy for just £6 on the day. Normally the book retails for £6.99.

If you can’t make it but you’d still like a signed copy, please drop me a line at piperterrett@googlemail.com or you can buy direct from me from Amazon’s marketplace sellers – I’m Norsey Press.

The book features my female police detective character Inspector Sam Cree and is set in the fictional town of Norsey, which is loosely based on Billericay where until recently we lived. It’s published by my own press – Norsey Press. Norsey Woods in Billericay was a favourite haunt of ours while we lived there, and that’s what I named my fictional town (and my press) after. There is no connection between my book title and the charity, by the way.

Here’s a little taster of the plot:

When twin boys go missing, DI Cree and her colleagues on the Norsey Force are already overstretched. Then, a student and an elderly woman are mysteriously gunned down and evidence suggests a sniper is at work.  In the background of each murder is an unsolved crime. Is revenge the motive or something deeper? Sam and her boss, Chief Inspector Bill Irons, face a race against time to find the missing boys and the killer before he strikes again.

Reviewer AQ on Amazon says:  I downloaded this on my kindle and thoroughly enjoyed reading it whilst travelling around South America on a much needed holiday! I have to say this is a fantastic murder mystery story with a range of interesting characters and a brilliant, original plot! Piper Terrett has mastered the art of keeping you guessing throughout and has a knack of making you want to carry on reading the next chapter to find out what happens next and ultimately who-dunnit! A real page turner! I can wholeheartedly recommend this book and I look forward to reading more books from this talented author!


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October 30th, 2010 - 12:15 pm § in Crime fiction

My first crime novel is published!

I have some exciting news! After a number of years of working on it, I have just published my first crime fiction novel Victim Support. The novel, set in the fictional town of Norsey in Essex, loosely based on Billericay where I live, features Detective Inspector Sam Cree. Here’s the descripti[...]


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