Wendy Cartmell Author of the CRANE Novels

 

  British Army Military Investigator

I'd like to say a big thank you to those of you who are reading, or considering reading, my Sgt Major Crane novels. I am enormously grateful for the opportunity to get my work in front of you - the reading public. Because what matters to me is that my novels are being read and that - even for a little while - I can transport readers into my world and take them away from theirs. Because isn't that what reading is all about - escapism?

I started off, like a lot of writers, by deciding to write what I wanted to read. And that was crime novels. So I needed a detective. Using the old adage of 'write what you know' Sgt Major Crane was born out of my husband's 22 years service in the British Army. We then set the books in Aldershot, as that was where we lived - The Home of the British Army. I am very humbled to say that the Crane novels are now being enjoyed all over the world, to some critical acclaim.

As for my writing credentials, I've a BA Hons degree in English and Education and have worked in PR, communications and edited a large corporate employee newspaper. I am a book reviewer for on-line sites, E-thriller and Female First. You can connect with me and keep up to date with Crane's cases through my website, Twitter and Facebook.

My children's books feature Professor Letters and include notes for parents on how to get the most out of reading the books with a child and suggestions for further activities. The books concentrate on letter and word recognition. All my books are available on Amazon and my children's books and a free copy of No Mercy are also available from the other e-book retailers.