This series brings together two of my passions: history and genealogy. The first in the series, 'The Irish Inheritance', was launched on June 15th, 2016. The second, The Somme Legacy, came out on February 9th, 2017. The third book, The American Candidate is available now. While the fourth book, The Vanished Child, is available from February 23.
They can be ordered from Amazon.
In the meantime, here are the covers and the blurbs. Enjoy.
June 8, 1921. Ireland.
A British Officer is shot dead on a remote hillside south of Dublin.
November 22, 2015. United Kingdom.
Former police detective, Jayne Sinclair, now working as a genealogical investigator, receives a phone call from an adopted American billionaire asking her to discover the identity of his real father.
How are the two events linked?
Jayne Sinclair has only three clues to help her: a photocopied birth certificate, a stolen book and an old photograph. And it soon becomes apparent somebody else is on the trail of the mystery. A killer who will stop at nothing to prevent Jayne discovering the secret hidden in the past
The Irish Inheritance takes us through the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Irish War of Independence, combining a search for the truth of the past with all the tension of a modern-day thriller.
It is the first in a series of novels featuring Jayne Sinclair, genealogical detective.
The Second Book in the series is The Somme Legacy.
And here's the blurb;
July 1, 1916. The Somme, France.
A British Officer prepares to go over the top on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
March 28, 2016. Manchester. England.
Genealogical investigator Jayne Sinclair, a former police detective, is commissioned by a young teacher to look into the history of his family. The only clues are a medallion with purple, white and green ribbons, and an old drawing of a young woman. Her quest leads to a secret buried in the trenches of World War One for over 100 years. Who was the real heir to the Lappiter millions?
From the author of the best selling, The Irish Inheritance, comes a gripping new book revealing family secrets hidden in the fog of war.
The Somme Legacy is the second book in the Jayne Sinclair genealogical mystery series, but it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.
The Third Novel in the Series.
In her most dangerous case yet, Jayne Sinclair investigates the family background of a potential candidate to be President of the United States of America.
When the politician who commissioned the genealogical research is shot dead in front of her, Jayne is forced to flee for her life. Why was he killed? And who is trying to stop the American Candidate’s family past from being revealed?
Jayne Sinclair is caught in a deadly race against time to discover the truth, armed only with her own wits and ability to research secrets hidden in the past.
The American Candidate is the third gripping mystery in the Jayne SInclair series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel.
The Fourth Novel in the series is the Vanished Child.
"A heartbreaking yet heartwarming story."
"Couldn't put this book down."
"The sort of reading you know is going to hurt, but at the same time the reading honours the experience."
"A gripping read that will stay in my thoughts for a long time."
"It was educational and horrifying and happy and sad, all at the same time."
What would you do if you discovered you had a brother you never knew existed?
On her deathbed, Freda Duckworth confesses to giving birth to an illegitimate child in 1944 and temporarily placing him in a children's home. She returned later but he had vanished.
What happened to the child? Why did he disappear? Where did he go?
Jayne Sinclair, genealogical investigator, is faced with lies, secrets, and one of the most shameful episodes in recent history as she attempts to uncover the truth.
Can she find the vanished child?
This book is the fourth in the Jayne Sincalir Genealogical Mystery series, but can be read as a stand alone novel.
Every childhood lasts a lifetime.