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Geraldine Evans is a multi-published British novelist who believes in writing to entertain her readers.

After eighteen books published with traditional publishers (Macmillan and St Martin's Press, among them), in 2010 she made the decision to become independent (assisted in this decision it has to be said, by her publishers booting her off their list when she refused to sign their latest contract assigning to them the rights in all her eBook editions! Writing can be a cruel profession. :( )

As an intrepid Indie, she's since gone on to publish all of her back-list, as well as new novels in both the Rafferty series (Game of Bones #18, The Spanish Connection #17, Asking for It #16, and Kith & Kill #15), and other fiction and non-fiction.

Her very first attempt at a mystery novel, Dead Before Morning (Rafferty & Llewellyn series), much to her amazement, was plucked from Macmillan's slush pile and published in the UK (1993), and the US (1994).

Her favourite crime author is Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, whom she loves for her witty Bill Slider series. And her favourite historical author is Sharon Kay Penman, who never fails to tug at the heartstrings, so vivid are her character portrayals.

Geraldine Evans's working life has been so varied that she was bound to become a writer in the end. It included stints as an office worker in a psychiatric hospital, as an assistant in a public library, running their own vehicle repair workshop with her mechanic husband, an au pair, behind bars, in factories, for the legal world, the energy world, and the insurance world as an office temp. She's helped out in the Constituency Office of her local Member of Parliament and looked after other people's dogs while their owners took a holiday. She's worked with some great people (and some not so great, admittedly, but they were a gift to a writer!)

She spent most of her life in London (UK), where she was born and brought up, the youngest of four children, but moved to a market town in Norfolk (UK) in 2000, with George, her late husband.

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Dead Before Morning: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 1)Dead Before Morning: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 1 $0.00

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18-NOVEL MYSTERY SERIES - Award-winning Author

A murder investigation…
…and Joe Rafferty’s already got troubles in spades.
His first case in charge looks like being his last.

Because he suspects that the case of the 'Faceless Lady' is a poisoned chalice. Gifted by his new boss who is only waiting for Rafferty to fail, to put the boot in. He's even arranged his even newer partner—a pedant who rubs him up the wrong way from the start.

When even his ma adds seems to add to the kicking…

Does she really expect him to supply a Get Out of Jail free card for his cousin, Jailhouse Jack? When what his cousin needs is a miracle.

And Jack's not the only one.

Rafferty’s boss looks hand-rubbing ready in anticipation of his failure. If he’s got some detective favourite ready to slot into his space, the case of the ‘Faceless Lady’ looks likely to be the one to do it. His ma’s little problem just adds the cherry on the top.

All he can do is grit his teeth and hope for a lucky break.

But when he gets it, it’s from such an unlikely source that he suspects the fates are having a laugh at his expense. But it’s the only clue he’s got, so he has to follow it up.

Will he end up with egg on his face? Or solve the murder against all the odds?

Rafferty wishes he knew. The only thing he’s sure of is that his boss won't hesitate to get rid of him if he drops the ball. Determined to deprive him of that satisfaction, he goes with his gut-instinct, but keeps his fingers crossed all the way.

'Did not see the end coming.' Amazon Reviewer

'Evans' humor seriously added to my enjoyment of her book. The series has stand out central characters and clever plots.' AUNT AGATHA'S BOOKSHOP, ANN ARBOR

Down Among the Dead Men: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 2)Down Among the Dead Men: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 2) $2.99

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DI Joe Rafferty must get to the bottom of all the lies of the victim’s ‘family’ or an innocent person will go to prison for life.

For those who like mysteries with Detectives who have a sense of humour.

When beautiful Barbara Longman is found dead in a meadow, uprooted wildflowers strewn about her and, in her hand, a single marigold, Detective Joe Rafferty thinks she was the latest victim of the serial killer over the county border. But then he meets her family and, after all the lies and evasions, has reason to change his mind.

But why does he keep coming back to the long-dead patriarch, Maximillian Shore? He’s sure the dead man is key to the case—he just doesn’t know how he could be.

'I have fallen in love with her slow-paced but interesting books.

Death Line: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 3)Death Line: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 3) $2.99

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#3 in the Rafferty & Llewellyn procedural series

Jasper Moon, internationally renowned ‘seer to the stars’, had signally failed to foresee his own future. He is found dead on his consulting-room floor, his skull crushed with a crystal ball and, all, around him, his office in chaos.

Meanwhile, Ma Rafferty does some star-gazing of her own and is sure she can predict Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty’s future –- by the simple expedient of organizing it herself. She is still engaged on her crusade to get Rafferty married off to a good Catholic girl with child-bearing hips. But Rafferty has a cunning plan to sabotage her machinations. Only trouble is, he needs Sergeant Llewellyn’s cooperation and he isn’t sure he’s going to get it.

During their murder investigations, Inspector Rafferty and Sergeant Llewellyn discover a highly incriminating video concealed in Moon’s flat, a video which, if made public, could wreck more than one life. Was the famous astrologer really a vicious sexual predator? Gradually, connections begin to emerge between Moon and others in the small Essex town of Elmhurst. But how is Rafferty to solve the case when all of his suspects have seemingly unbreakable alibis?

The Hanging Tree: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 4)The Hanging Tree: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 4) $2.99

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A Little Laughter. A Little Mayhem. A Little MURDER...

'The old crossroads used to run by here,' Sam told Rafferty. 'Legend has it that this was the original Hanging Tree.'

The murder mystery of 'The Hanging Man', whose body disappears just before Christmas and then turns up again, suspended from the ancient 'Hanging Tree', has Essex Detective Joe Rafferty questioning his belief in justice and his own role in its pursuit.

Rafferty knows he is expected to go after the murderer with as much vigor as he would any other killer. But he is in danger of becoming his own worse adversary as the victim was a man who escaped jail on a legal technicality after being accused of four child rapes. The case was a cause-célébre and caused much ill-feeling in Elmhurst's community. In this pollice procedural, Rafferty must battle against the inner conviction that Maurice Smith - a man who ruined more than just his young victims' lives - fully deserved to be murdered. He feels that if there is a self-appointed executioner at work, meting out his own form of justice on the legendary Hanging Tree, then Smith's 'executioner' is more to be lauded than condemned.

Consequently, rather less than full of the Christmas Spirit as the Big Day approaches, Rafferty can only wish he hadn't opened his big mouth and invited his partner, Dafyd Llewellyn's mother to both his Ma's spare room and the Rafferty clan's festive meal. Because, from his own intuition and Llewellyn's ever more dour expression as his mother's arrival gets closer, he has reason to believe the wretched woman's visit is going to end in disaster. And not just for Llewellyn's burgeoning romantic relationship with Maureen.

Rafferty fears he is about to become the Fall Guy twice over. Because he is only too aware that if he fails to find the murderer because of his own repugnance for the victim, he will also fail as a detective and his moral dilemma will give him no option but to resign.

THE HANGING TREE is available in both e-book and paper editions.

Absolute Poison: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 5)Absolute Poison: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 5) $2.99

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ʻWell, this was a real find. Geraldine Evans knows how to make a character leap off the pages at you.’

For Readers who like cozy mysteries, humorous mysteries and police procedurals.

Superstitious British Detective Joseph Rafferty is having a bad week – not an unusual occurrence – and he can’t help feeling trouble comes in threes. Also niggling in his mind is the fact that Llewellyn, his posh sergeant, has brought a ‘bargain’ suit from Rafferty’s Ma. Sure to be stolen goods, the suit is bound to drop Rafferty in it when the holier-than-thou Llewellyn wears it on his wedding day -- with the loathed, sharp-eyed, Superintendent Bradley amongst the guests.

Rafferty’s first premonition turns out to be accurate when a company manager is found dead at his desk. The tyrannical Barstaple had known full well that he was hated by most of the office. But did he really deserve to be poisoned? And so horribly.

Rafferty's week goes from bad to worse and worse again. And when you take the ‘bargain’ suit into the equation and Superintendent Bradley's anticipated reaction to this stolen piece of shmutter, the week really has gone to Hell in a handcart. And taken Rafferty with it. But maybe even Hell will be the better destination compared to the possibilities the Superintendent is sure to have in mind.

ʻAn ingeniously constructed plot, deft dialogue, well-drawn characters, and a few humorous touches, make this an enjoyably intriguing read.’

Dying for You: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 6)Dying for You: British Detectives (Rafferty & Llewellyn Book 6) $2.99

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