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About little me...

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This is me on vacation in Yorkshire last year.

My name is Jenifer Paffett and I live with my husband and two teenage boys in beautiful Devon on the south west coast of the UK.

For the past decade, I have been a stay-at-home mum, but as my boys grew more independent, I have found a little more free time to myself.

I have always enjoyed reading, and have harboured a (fairly) secret desire to write my own mystery stories. I love reading books written by the greats such as Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, and Colin Dexter.

I enjoy walking with my husband and find inspiration for my books everywhere especially when out on the Devon coast.

I try to keep my books 'clean', comforting, and a little quirky. I have a great time creating juicy character, plots and locations. I try to make the main characters as likeable and as realistic as possible. That does not mean that every character in the books are likeable; we still need some bad-guys! However, I do try to write so that you will enjoy all the characters, even those bad-guys. After all, even bad-guys have feelings!

The main purpose for my books, at least for the time being, is to place the reader in someone else's cosy, comfortable life. This, more often than not involves picturesque locations and non-violent mysteries. Occasionally, I will move my characters away from their comfort zone, but fear not, they will be returned - safely!

JJP


My Current Books...

All my books are currently available on Amazon, and The Auction of Primrose Cottage is available on Kobo.com. I am hoping to expand to other outlets in the future.

Book: The Cornish Pasty Book: The Marigold Sightings Book: The Poppy Smugglers Book: The Auction at Primrose Cottage Book: The Chocolate Eclair Mystery Book: St. Piran's Regatta Book: Jewellery and Jodhpurs Book: Murder at Shell Key
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What makes a great cosy mystery?

Every wondered what goes into creating a great cosy mystery? Every wished to have a go at writing one yourself? Not sure where to start?

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Latest Workings...

Book: Jewellery and Jodhpurs

Well, I'm amazed that I've managed to complete my 7th story in the Cornish Coastpath Mystery series. It seems like only yesterday when I attempted the first one. Like the previous stories, it's available on Amazon, but before you shoot off to order a copy, let me tell you a little about it.

When local fashion boutique owner Farah Rowe has an affair, she has no idea of the series of events that it will trigger, least of all her own death!

One sunny autumn afternoon, her ever-faithful husband, Antony, strangles her in a fit of jealousy; she is later found amongst the summer-season sale items by a customer.

This event, however important to the couple, passes Pippa Welbury by completely unnoticed. That is, until a few days later, when Pippa meets up with her friend Kate who is devastated over the murder. Kate, Pippa best friend in all of the world, not including Benjamin of course, has known the couple all her life. She has lost not one family friend, but two; the murdered woman and the murderer. The thing is, Kate knows that Antony simply would not do it!

Spurred on by her friend’s distress, Pippa dons her Hetty Wainthropp beret and begins sniffing around the fashion mecca that is Fowey. As you might expect, a mystery begins to emerge, and Pippa needs to use some of her unique one-of-a-kind skills to make sense of it.

Cornwall is at its autumn loveliest ad Pippa attempts to solve this cozy mystery before her Hevva cake goes stale.