For writers and readers of mystery

“The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.”

G K Chesterton


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Nick Everard served as a cavalry officer in the British Army from 1977-99, including as Commanding Officer of his Regiment in Bosnia.
He has worked since in the City; schools adventure travel
(he was a director of World Challenge) and Recruitment/Executive Search.
Since July 2021 he has been Regimental Secretary of The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths’ Own): thus his career has run full circle.
His first novel, Clean Kill, (a lockdown project), was published by The Book Guild in May 2022.
Nick lives on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border with his wife Kiki and a menagerie of animals. They have two grown children.


  • Elisabeth (Libby) Carpenter lives in Preston, Lancashire with her family.
    She loves the north of England and sets most of her stories in the area,
    including the novel which has just been published,
    and the one she is writing at the moment.
    Elisabeth won the MsLexia Women’s Novel award in 2015,
    a Northern Writers New Fiction Award in 2016,
    and was longlisted twice for Yeovil Literary Prize in 2015 and 2016.



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