Phillipa Nefri Clark


by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Christmas is a time of giving but one person wants to take it all away...

Christmas is almost here and Charlotte has every intention of making it the best one ever for the residents and shops of Kingfisher Falls. After the success last year of the bookshop's 'Giving Box', she's roped eleven other traders into joining her 'Giving Tree' project.

But somebody wants the project to fail. And they are quick to blame a recently returned, down-on-their-luck local when some of the gift cards go missing.

Meanwhile, Trev has a new constable to train and can't seem to find the right moment to propose to the woman he loves.

As the thefts devastate the town and shoppers avoid Kingfisher Falls, Charlotte faces a big decision when news about her past casts doubt on her future.

With days before Christmas, can Charlotte solve the mystery of the missing cards and exonerate the accused local, or will the person behind all the crime in town finally take their revenge on her?

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a new series of mysteries from the author of The Stationmaster's Cottage. Set amongst Victoria's beautiful Macedon Ranges featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of danger, it's small town mystery with a unique Australian twist.

Reading order:
The Christmas Tree Thief
Deadly Falls
Deadly Secrets
Deadly Past
The Giving Tree

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries are linked to the River's End series by Charlotte. She first appeared in Jasmine Sea, stayed for The Secrets of Palmerston House, then moved to Kingfisher Falls. It is not necessary to read these first, but will add to her backstory. All of Phillipa's books are on her Amazon page.

Charlotte Dean is finally living the life she wants. Happy in her small town of Kingfisher Falls with a great job and loving boyfriend, everything is perfect.

But when a terrible accident shocks the community, Charlotte suspects there is more to it. Much more. And the chance sighting of someone from her old life forces Charlotte to face her past head on.

Are these events linked? And who is really behind the planned shopping mall near the bookshop?

Deadly Past is the fourth in the Charlotte Dean Mysteries. Small town whodunits with a dash of danger.

Last Known Contact

by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Sometimes the only person you can trust is yourself

Her father is missing. Her estranged husband Dennis is his last known contact. The detective on the case is a man she once loved and turned her back on after a tragedy tore them apart.

Ellie Connor thought her father Jack trusted her with his business empire, but now she doesn’t know what to believe. With Jack gone, Ellie seems to be the only one genuinely concerned for his safety.
Jack’s head of security, Paul, is convinced Dennis is hiding something about her father’s disappearance. But could Paul have his own motives for deception? When shocking secrets are uncovered about the company, Ellie’s belief in her father is shattered. Is it possible he is in the business of building lies?
Someone is determined to stop Ellie from learning the truth. And if Ellie trusts the wrong person, the results could be fatal . . .
A gripping new suspense from the author of the River’s End series and the Charlotte Dean Mysteries.

Deadly Secrets (Charlotte Dean Mysteries Book 3)

by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Keeping secrets can be deadly . . .

The charming town of Kingfisher Falls is the place former psychiatrist Charlotte Dean now calls home. When she stumbles across an old, shallow grave in the bushland carefully decorated with flowers, Charlotte feels compelled to investigate.

The trail leads to an unsolved case of a runaway. Is it possible that the young woman didn't leave town after all? Meanwhile, there's a new face in Kingfisher Falls--a clairvoyant who is winning the favour of the locals. But Charlotte can't bring herself to trust the mysterious woman.

As Charlotte's search reveals more important clues, her attempts to uncover the town's secrets could prove to be a deadly pastime. It seems someone is out for revenge and now their quest for revenge includes Charlotte . . .

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a brand new series of small town whodunits from the author of The Stationmaster's Cottage. 

Simple Words for Troubled Times: Messages of hope and comfort

by Ronen Groves

The world we know has turned upside-down.
Everything we've taken for granted changed before there was time to take stock. We have to adjust. To adapt. To survive. 
For some this brings a sense of helplessness. Others feel grief and anger. All of us are affected. 
Simple Words for Troubled Times is written from the heart to help you find comfort and relief from the challenges of modern times.
Each short chapter addresses a different means to rebuild hope, rediscover self-belief, reinforce your personal power, and redirect fears into courage. 
There is no greater power than a simple word of hope. 

Deadly Falls (Charlotte Dean Mysteries Book 2)

In every small town there’s a gossip and sometimes words can kill . . .

Charlotte Dean finally feels like she’s putting her troubled life as a psychiatrist behind her. Life is peaceful working in the bookshop in picturesque Kingfisher Falls . . . until the death of a local sends shock waves through the small community. Was it an accident or is something more sinister going on?

Suddenly Charlotte finds herself questioning the motives of everyone in town from the book club ladies to the senior police constable. Even those closest to her, including her boss and friend, Rosie, might have reason to be hiding something.

When Charlotte discovers someone is watching her every move, she’ll have to decide who she can truly trust. And if she misplaces her trust? The results could be deadly . . .

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a brand new series of mysteries from the author of The Stationmaster’s Cottage. Set amongst Victoria’s beautiful Macedon Ranges featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of danger, it’s small town mystery with a unique Australian twist.

Taming The Wind: Prequel to the River's End Mystery Romance Series

Only time itself will erase our love…
On the edge of the Great Southern Ocean, an old jetty offers a haven for those seeking solace. A place by the sea to think. Plan. And dream.
As the daughter of the region’s wealthiest family, Martha Ryan has everything a girl could ask for. Money means nothing because her soul longs for adventure, love and a family of her own.
Thomas Blake is an artist weighed down by duty. Expected to follow his father into employment by the Ryan family as stationmaster, he yearns for the freedom to paint.
A chance meeting at the jetty one dawn changes both their lives. But will the expectations and prejudices of their families destroy their future?  

Fall in love with Thomas and Martha in Taming the Wind, prequel of The Stationmaster’s Cottage. Perfect as a standalone with its own happy ever after, or follow the lives and loves of the residents in River’s End across all six books.

The Christmas Tree Thief: A thrilling, must-read Christmas mystery (Charlotte Dean Mysteries Book 1)

by Phillipa Nefri Clark

She's looking forward to a quiet Christmas, but this small town is anything but quiet . . .

Psychiatrist Charlotte Dean has had enough trouble to last a lifetime. When the opportunity to work in a bookshop in the picturesque town of Kingfisher Falls arises, it is a rare chance to start over where no one knows about her past.

The last thing Charlotte expects to see is someone stealing Christmas trees, but she's determined not to get involved. Especially when some of the locals, including the town police officer, are suspicious of the newcomer.

Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding Charlotte. When the bookshop becomes a target, she's forced to reconsider her hands-off policy--even if it means putting herself in danger. In order to find the culprit, Charlotte will discover what it really means to live in a small town and that the prospect of becoming a local may not be so bad after all. So long as it involves a spot of sleuthing on the side, of course . . .

The Charlotte Dean Mysteries is a brand new series of mysteries from the author of The Stationmaster's Cottage. Set amongst Victoria's beautiful Macedon Ranges featuring a quirky cast of characters and a dash of danger, it's small town mystery with a unique Australian twist.

Martha: Prequel to The Stationmaster's Cottage

by Phillipa Nefri Clark

1972. It is four years since Martha Ryan’s world crashed around her. Fleeing to England to
study teaching, she had left everything behind. Her beloved seaside town of River’s End, her
big sister, Dorothy, and the one man she loves beyond reason.

After the untimely death of her father, she finds a new home in Ireland. There, she
buys a cottage, embarking on a career as a teacher in the small town, and travelling during
every long school holiday. She finds friendships, relationships, and adventures.

But dreams haunt her. Deep down, she longs for her home town in Australia, and to see
Dorothy. Will a life well lived be enough, or is one letter the turning point to risk everything
she’s come to love?

The Stationmaster's Cottage (River's End Book 1)

"There are secrets in that cottage. Questions needing answers."

Those words gave Christie Ryan a reason to stay in River's End, when she should have gone home after Gran's funeral. Inheriting a rundown cottage, far from her jet-setting life, she is drawn into a fifty-year-old mystery.

Who wrote the letters hidden in the attic, an outpouring of love to a woman Christie suspects she is related to? What is the significance of a damaged painting kept by Gran but clearly painted in this seaside town?

Local artist Martin Blake may have the answers she seeks, but refuses to help. His dog adores Christie, but Martin keeps his feelings locked away.

As Christie faces difficult decisions about her own future, will the consequences of righting old wrongs be too high a price to pay?

**New edition April 2019 completely re-edited**

Wishing Well: A short paranormal suspense (Doctor Grok's Peculiar Shop Book 3)

Three generations in one small apartment. Three wishes. When one wish tears them apart, will old secrets be too much to bear?

Table for Two (Doctor Grok's Peculiar Shop Book 2)

by Phillipa Nefri Clark

All Walter wants is his fifty-fifth wedding anniversary at his favourite restaurant, but his greedy nephew has other ideas.

Colony: A short paranormal suspense (Doctor Grok's Peculiar Shop Book 1)

by Phillipa Nefri Clark

When a mysterious antiques shop appears in a dark alley, a cheating businessman gets more than he expects.