Corpse Way

Corpse Way

A quiet summer holiday in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales was just what Millie needed. No excitement, fresh air and huge helpings of her Grandmother’s home cooking.

But Millie is drawn into an intriguing mystery that surrounds the isolated shooting lodge on the moor, the Dutchman who rents it and the sudden death of two residents in the village.

Convinced that Lizzie Banford did not die of natural causes, Millie sets about finding the truth.

Set in the lead mining area of peaceful Swaledale, this is the first in the series of Yorkshire Dales Mysteries.

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Death Cart

Death Cart

Student archaeologist Millie Sanderson is hoping to uncover an ancient chariot burial site in Wensleydale but her work is interrupted when her housemate, Vrishti Bhatt, disappears.

Inspector Ernie Brown is not concerned and dismisses a hit-and-run accident that involves her lecturer as an ‘unfortunate coincidence’. But even Inspector Brown cannot ignore the next incident in the Archaeology department. Baffled, he turns to DS Mitch Turner for support, ignoring Nina, a new young constable, who is working systematically through the evidence.

Meanwhile Millie and her friends are pursuing their own investigations......

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Grave Hand

Grave Hand

When a dismembered hand is unearthed from peat in snow covered moorland near the Ribblehead viaduct, Millie Sanderson is called in to help with the archaeological investigation.

But is the hand really as old as it appears? Some believe it belongs to a lad who disappeared from a farm in the recent past. There are more questions than answers and the police forensics team is called in. Then there are two apparently unrelated murders.

Is a third person going to die before the truth about what happened on the moor is revealed?

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Craven Scar

Craven Scar

When Georgina O’Neill disappears without trace, a postcard arrives convincing everyone that she is fine.... Everyone except her husband Tim.

When he meets Mills Sanderson at a wedding in Burnsall three years later, he begs her to help him find Georgina. But is it too late to unravel the clues she left behind?

The best man, Phil Freedman, hasn’t seen Claudia Bishop since university days. She now runs her own forensic science service, but when there is a serious crime committed in Richmond - and the forensic analysis is provided by Bishop Laboratories - he wishes they hadn’t renewed their acquaintance.

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Purple Shroud

Purple Shroud

The body of a man lies half-hidden in the purple heather, stabbed to death on the North York Moors. Detective Sergeants Nina Featherstone and Hazel Fuller set out to discover his identity and locate the mystery woman who accompanied him on the Coast to Coast Walk before disappearing without trace. When another body is found on a rifle range near Catterick, they begin to suspect a military connection.

While Mills assists with the forensic evidence, she remains preoccupied with another investigation – to discover who shot the red kite and left poisoned bait on the moor that nearly killed Earl.

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Frozen Ground

Frozen Ground

When Wildlife Officer Harry Clark is seconded to Cumbria Constabulary to assist in an investigation of sheep rustling, he is unaware that a young police officer from Kirkby Stephen has disappeared in a blizzard.  Soon he is joining the search team on snow-covered Wild Boar Fell.

Sergeant Nina Featherstone jumps at the opportunity of working undercover to expose the trade in illegal meat but the forensic evidence provided to Dr Mills Sanderson is obtained in an unorthodox fashion and threatens to jeopardise the case.

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Grand Depart

Grand Depart

A cyclist disappears without trace and Mills Sanderson finds herself involved in another mystery.  Are there a number of innocent coincidences as the cyclists of the University Cycling club suffer a series of accidents or is there a more sinister targeting occurring in the run up to the Tour de France?

Meanwhile a young crime researcher Ruby is investigating the activities of an anti-Tour group and is interested to learn who would want to try and disrupt this prestigious race and Mills struggles to retain some hold over her job at the University having challenged the established Professor’s forensic work in a high profile court case.

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Potent Poison

Potent Poison

The headmistress of High Fell Hall, an expensive boarding school for girls near Richmond, asks Dr Mills Sanderson to help two pupils with their studies over the summer.  Her duties have hardly begun when one of the girls, Cecile Fleurot, daughter of a French diplomat, drowns while playing Ophelia in the school production of Hamlet.  Her death appears to be an accident but then another pupil is reported missing.  Meanwhile Mills discovers that the skeletal remains she is excavating on a building site in Gilling West may be more than just “bones of antiquity”

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