Jennie Melville

Jennie Melville was a pseudonym used by Gwendoline Butler, a British author known primarily for her crime fiction and mystery novels. She was born in London in 1922 and studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. In 1962, she began writing her Charmian Daniels novels under her grandmother’s name, Jennie Melville. In 1973, she was awarded a Silver Dagger by the Crime Writers’ Association.

Wyndham Books are proud to be reissuing the whole Charmian Daniels series of crime thrillers, published in ebook format for the first time.

Come Home and be Killed (Charmian Daniels Crime Thriller 1) a gripping and suspenseful psychological crime thriller

A young woman sits alone at home. Waiting for death to come …

England 1962. Kathy Birley comes home to an eerily empty house. Her step-mother and step-sister have disappeared without a trace.

The tense silence is broken when the telephone rings. But the caller wasn’t expecting Kathy to answer.

Then a familiar man arrives on the doorstep. Is Robert there to help, or does he have something more sinister in mind?

Meanwhile, Police Sergeant Charmian Daniels desperately tries to fit the pieces of a puzzle together to foil an evil plan.

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Burning is a Substitute for Loving (Charmian Daniels Crime Thriller 2) a captivating and compelling psychological crime thriller

Three women die in a horrific fire. That same night a man tries to kill himself …

England 1963. Teenager Harry Elder is hiding a secret. He knows that deep down in his memory lies someone important he has forgotten.

Harry’s family have a secret too. If it gets out, his Aunt Jess fears it will kill them all.

An explosion in a shop leaves three women dead. Was it an accident or is there an arsonist in Deerham Hills?

Charmian Daniels struggles against an emotional attachment to discover the true nature of the crime.

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Murderers’ Houses (Charmian Daniels Crime Thriller 3) a chilling murder mystery

To be released on 24th July 2024. Order now from Amazon

Praise for Jennie Melville:

‘I read on unstoppably.’ The Times

‘Neat, nasty, distinctly unusual.’ Observer

‘… atmospheric and intriguing mystery.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Eerie and disturbing.’ Scotsman

‘One of the most original writers of the English mystery.’ Hampstead and Highgate Express

‘Combines the uncertain world of Ruth Rendell with the gruesome attention to detail of Prime Suspect!’ Crime Time

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