Welcome to the website of Grace Tremayne, crime fiction author. Please return frequently to read about my writing, both completed and in preparation. If there is anything you would like to ask me then please feel free to email me at:
Expect the unexpected
My passion is to write stories that my readers can solve if they pick up all the clues and are not distracted by the false trails put there to provide a challenge. I will not hide the vital clue to prevent you from solving the crimes for yourself, but you will have to use you brainpower to separate the facts from the red herrings.
Sven Ffolkes, my Norwegian detective with an acute grasp of the British way, will provide a full explanation, either for you to confirm that you got it right or in case you missed that vital clue.
Sven Ffolkes is not your typical detective. He is not a gun-toting rebel with a drink problem fighting an incompetent hierarchy and he does not have a massive ego. He is just a good detective who works well with his colleagues, obeys the rules and uses his intellect and observation to solves the crimes with which he is presented.
Cornwall on the Rocks (2005) introduces Sven Ffolkes. A woman is found dead on the rocks after a night of drunken revelry in a converted lighthouse. Sven uncovers a web of intricate relationships as he seeks to unravel the events of the previous night. Using his close-knit team of Cornish detectives, he discovers secrets and seething resentments in a series of encounters where observation is key. Suspects include:
- the beautiful Kyomi who has a tragedy in her past;
- Alicia, a sensitive observer of life;
- David, the boyfriend who finds other interests;
- Carole, a confident young lady with ambition;
- James, Carole’s boyfriend, a handsome, rugby-playing doctor;
- Todd, the wild child who grew up fast
- Scarlett, Todd’s girlfriend; and
- Nick, the only boy in a class of pharmacy students.
We also encounter Big Porky Jewell, a larger-than-life drug dealer from London’s East End. Cat lovers will appreciate the cameo performance of the hotel feline, Topsy, probably more than Sven did.
I have on rare occasions also been inspired to write poetry. Here is a poem about my much loved pet cat who is still remembered and sadly missed by all our family.
I have recently published two stories for my grandson:
- Percy, the grumpy penguin
- An interesting day
He features in them along with the soft toys in our house, which come to life to help answer his questions. Although superficially written for a child there are underlying themes which will amuse adults.
Crime Writers’ Guild
Grace Tremayne is a founder member of the Crime Writers’ Guild