Welcome to the home of the Sussex Crime Mysteries and other works by Isabella Muir

If you love Agatha Christie style twists and turns, or are a fan of Call the Midwife, Endeavour, Inspector George Gently and all those great sixties characters, then you will love this selection of novels, novellas and short stories.

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Sussex Crime Mystery series: Book 1

The Tapestry Bag – introducing young librarian and amateur sleuth, Janie Juke, who uses all she has learned from her hero, Hercule Poirot, to solve crimes and mysteries.

A young woman, Zara, goes missing, one year to the day that her boyfriend, Joel, was killed in a hit and run. Is Zara in danger? Is she still alive? What really happened to Joel and who is to blame?


Sussex Crime Mystery series: Book 2

Lost Property sees amateur sleuth, Janie Juke, take on her first paid case.

Janie Juke has developed a reputation for finding missing people. When Hugh Furness asks Janie to track down an old friend, she discovers there is much more at stake than a missing person.


Sussex Crime Mystery series: Book 3

In The Invisible Case we meet Janie Juke’s aunt Jessica, as she returns from Italy with a enigmatic stranger in tow.

Just when Janie was hoping to spend a fun Easter weekend catching up with her Aunt Jessica, who has returned from Italy after nine years of European adventures, the family are caught up with tragedy. Does Jessica’s friend, Luigi, have something to hide? What is the real reason he has come to Tamarisk Bay?

 Sussex Crime novellas: Book 1

Divided we Fall

A Christmas story about friendship and families.

Christmas is just a few days away, but Christmas 1939 will be like no other.  With war declared just a few months ago, any thoughts of celebration are overshadowed with worries about loved ones who have gone off to fight.  And it is not just those who are fighting who are a cause for concern.

Sussex Crime novellas: Book 2

More than Ashes

It’s one year after the start of World War 2. Coastal communities are coping with relentless German bombings. Hardship is affecting families on every level, from food rationing to clothing shortages. Nearby towns and cities are experiencing looting on a grand scale, with talk of severe punishments – a lifetime in prison; even hanging. 

The Forgotten Children

A woman’s search to find her son uncovers the shocking truth about one of Britain’s darkest periods.

Struggling with the demons of her past, Emily is a children’s author with a dark secret, and a guilt that threatens to consume her.  For twenty years she has lived in Brighton, England, trying to forget the day they took her baby from her, just hours after he was born.  But now, in the summer of 1987, she decides to begin the search for her son. 

An anthology of short stories

Twelve at Christmas

The stories in this book were inspired by the lyrics of the popular Christmas song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Each story delves deeper into aspects of many of the characters from the Greenland novels and series written by Christoffer Petersen and the Sussex Crime Mysteries and novels of Isabella Muir. The spirit of Christmas shines out from these the stories, which transport the reader from the far south of England to the furthest reaches of the Arctic.


Book 1 in the Sussex Crime Mystery series is available now as an audiobook – from Audible, Amazon and iTunes

Listen to Chapter 1 here!

 The Forgotten Children is now available as an audiobook, narrated by the wonderful Ariana Fraval – listen and weep!



About Isabella Muir…

Isabella is never happier than when she is immersing herself in the sights, sounds and experiences of the 1960s. Researching all aspects of family life back then formed the perfect launch pad for her works of fiction. Isabella rediscovered her love of writing fiction during two happy years working on and completing her MA in Professional Writing and since then has gone to publish four novels, two novellas and a short story collection.

Her Sussex Crime Mystery series features young librarian and amateur sleuth, Janie Juke. Set in the late 1960s, in the fictional seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, we meet Janie, who looks after the mobile library. She is an avid lover of Agatha Christie stories – in particular Hercule Poirot – using all she has learned from the Queen of Crime to help solve crimes and mysteries. As well as three novels, there are two novellas in the series, which explore some of the back story to the Tamarisk Bay characters.

The setting for the Janie Juke mystery series is based on the area where Isabella was born and lived most of her life. When she thinks of Tamarisk Bay she pictures her birthplace in St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex and its surroundings.

Isabella’s latest novel, The Forgotten Children, deals with the emotive subject of the child migrants who were sent to Australia – again focusing on family life in the 1960s, when the child migrant policy was still in force.

Isabella is an author member of The Alliance of Independent Authors.


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