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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!


My Current Books...

All my books are currently available on Amazon, and The Auction of Primrose Cottage is available on 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
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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?

Find out here...

Latest Workings...

Book: SMurder at Shell Key

Well, it's taken me a while, but I have just about finished my first full-length novel, and I am very proud of it. It has literally taken me three years to get it to where I wanted it! So, let me tell you a little about it.

Murder at Shell Key

Ellie Fletcher P.I. - well, that's what it says on her office door anyway...

Ellie finds the laid-back lifestyle of Anna Maria Island to her liking; she spends her time dog-walking, fishing, bar-propping, snoozing, and occasionally working. If she were ever to admit to it, you would learn that one of Ellie’s best kept secrets was that she grew up on the likes of Tom Selleck, Peter Falk and even James Garner. Knowing this, you may be better placed in understanding her little.

Now the type of investigations that Ellie normally goes for are the smaller cases, you know the ones, chasing up jealous lovers, rounding up missing dogs, locating lost retirees; the type of work that the big organizations just don’t want. However, Ellie’s next case is one that she will remember for a very long time.

After a chance meeting with a previous client who owes her some money, and who shortly after, goes missing, Ellie’s interest could be described as, well, slight. The client consequently turns up as a floater out at a place called Shell Key just off the coast of Tampa. Now, floaters aren’t big business in a state with so much coastline as Florida, but when Ellie receives a call from a police buddy that her prints are all over the murder scene, well, you can understand that she begins to get a little concerned.

To make matters worse, when the floater’s wife tells the police about the affair that she and Ellie have been having, Ellie realizes that the normal hot summers of the islands are getting a little too hot, even for her liking. She does what any level headed person would do; takes off with her best friend's fishing boat and heads north.

The sunshine state comes alive in this first book in the Gulf Lighthouse Detective Agency Mystery series.

A ‘rip-roaring’ adventure in paradise!