Betty Rowlands burst on to the crime scene in her mid sixties by winning the Sunday Express / Veuve Clicquot Crime Short Story of the Year Competition which shows it's never to late to start writing. Her success continued with her highly acclaimed Melissa Craig mysteries featuring a crime writer who solves mysteries in Gloucestershire. Her second series, The Sukey Reynolds Stories comprise of twelve books, featuring Sukey Reynolds, a Scenes of Crime Officer who. She lived in the heart of the Cotswolds, where her Melissa Craig mysteries are set, and then in Bristol which is closer to Sukey Reynolds patch, where she currently resides. Now in her mid 90s she enjoys reading a wide range of books but is no longer writing but is delighted that her Melissa Craig books are enjoying a resurgence into the cozy crime scene. She is the mother of three children, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Books:Murder In The Morning, September 2018
Melissa Craig 2
Murder At Hawthorn Cottage, August 2018
Melissa Craig #1
Miss Minchin Dies, April 2011