Pauline Manders

Crime novels set in Suffolk


Locally-based author Pauline Manders writes crime novels (fiction) set in Suffolk. The books are independently published with covers designed by local artist Rebecca Moss Guyver. Pauline began writing in 2010 after retiring from her medical career spanning 35 years.

Pauline’s Utterly Crime Series comprises 9 books set from 2010 onwards. They are available through local bookshops & her website (all formats). Her books are popular in Suffolk libraries, as well as being available in Essex and Norfolk libraries. A local (Bury St Edmunds) actor, Andy Deane has narrated three books in the series as audiobooks. He is currently recording the next in the series, Utterly Rafted.

If you are looking for an unusual, locally-themed gift – a Suffolk-based crime novel could be the solution. Pauline would love you to browse her virtual stall at Blackthorpe Barn, this Christmas season, by reading on….

The books have a strong Suffolk flavour, with murders often disguised as unusual accidents. Chrissie, Nick and Matt are character-driven amateur sleuths: Chrissie, a middle-aged accountant turned carpentry apprentice; Nick, a talented young trainee carpenter with good looks and a voice to match; and Matt, both a teenager and failing carpentry apprentice, who is better suited to computing and IT. A long-suffering Detective Inspector makes his entrance towards the end of the first book.

Time moves on slowly, but the books can be read as standalones or as a series. The mood is cosy clever, rather than psychological shocker, and would suit an age range 40 – 100 years. You can find out more about Pauline, her books and how to buy them at http://paulinemanders.com

  1. Utterly Explosive
  2. Utterly Fuelled
  3. Utterly Rafted
  4. Utterly Reclaimed
  5. Utterly Knotted
  6. Utterly Crushed
  7. Utterly Dusted
  8. Utterly Roasted
  9. Utterly Dredged