Author – Madalyn Morgan.
I was bought up in a pub in a small market town called Lutterworth. For as long as I can remember, my dream was to be an actress and a writer. The pub was a great place for an aspiring actress and writer to live with so many characters to study and accents to learn. I was offered Crossroads the first time around. However, my mother wanted me to have a ‘proper’ job that I could fall back on if I needed to, so I did a hairdressing apprenticeship. Eight years later, aged twenty-four, I gave up a successful salon and wig-hire business in the theatre for a place at East 15 Drama College and a career as an actress, working in Repertory theatre, the West End, film and television.
In 1995, with fewer parts for older actresses, I gave up acting. I taught myself to touch-type, completed a two-year correspondence course with The Writer’s Bureau and began writing articles and presenting radio.
In 2010, after living in London for thirty-six years, I moved back to Lutterworth. I swapped two window boxes and a mortgage for a garden and the freedom to write. Since then, I have written nine novels. The first four, The Dudley Sisters’ Saga, tell the stories of four sisters in World War 2. My current novel, Old Cases, New Colours, is a thriller/detective story set in 1960. I am writing Christmas book – Christmas Applause – and a Memoir; a collection of short stories, articles, poems, photographs and character breakdowns from my days as an actress.
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Pages – 251
The Blurb –
Sick of working in a world of spies and bureaucracy, Ena Green, nee Dudley, leaves the Home Office and starts her own investigating agency.
Working for herself she can choose which investigations to take and, more importantly, which to turn down.
While working on two investigations, Ena is called as a prosecution witness in the Old Bailey trial of a cold-blooded killer who she exposed as a spy the year before.
Today is my stop on the Old Cases, New Colours blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This is the first book I have read in the Dudley Sisters series. The series is set in the 1960’s and finds Ena embarking on opening her own business. A big thing for a woman, at that time, but this is a detective agency. With her background it is the perfect occupation, and is a great as a vehicle for the story.
The agency certainly sees her meet a wide variety of characters and the problems they bring to her to solve. Her life is about to get more difficult when she is called to be a prosecution witness, at the Old Bailey.
Even if you haven’t read any of the other books in the series, you can jump straight into this one. It is well written and I really liked the characters. I will definitely be reading more from this series.
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