PA Nash and his supportive wife moved to glorious East Devon nearly a decade ago, having taken early retirement from his previous job in South East England. Not quite ready for a life of endless relaxation, PA has since dabbled as a website administrator for the South West Coast Path, an IT office assistant in a local school and a WordPress website designer.

Cidered in Sidmouth was his first cosy mystery book and has been swiftly followed by The Dudleys of Budleigh. Both are available on the kindle and in paperback. The third in the series, The Ottery Lottery, has just been published on the amazon kindle and in paperback.

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I’ve read so many cosy mystery novels in the past ten years. Some series like MC Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin were excellent, others not so!

I thought I could put together a series based around an area of England. Everyone’s written about the Cotswolds and the Midsomer counties, so I thought it would be best to avoid those areas. We live in a beautiful part of the South West of England. East Devon is full of quaint villages, relaxing towns, peaceful countryside and hidden gems. It’s just waiting for a few juicy murders! The police presence is minimal. The population is not as full of old-aged pensioners as some would have you believe. Perhaps it’s time to create a rival to Midsomer!

I enjoy walking so I’ve made use of the South West Coast Path and other footpaths in my books. Each book will have a selection of walks most reasonably fit people can complete. Some of the walks can be found on the excellent South West Coast Path Association’s website.

I intend to create a series of short cosy mysteries based around the towns and villages of East Devon. The first book in the series is called Cidered in Sidmouth , the second, The Dudleys of Budleigh, and the third, The Ottery Lottery. All are out now and available both on Kindle and in paperback.