Hello and welcome to my website. I'm Dawn Brookes, an English novelist and memoirist living in Derby. I'm also founder of the Oakwood Literature Festival held annually in a north Derby suburb. I write most days and aim for at least 2,000 words a day. I publish regularly, four books in the past twelve months alone. I'm passionate about being an … Read More about About
September 25th 2020 I've just returned from a short break to the English east coast so I'm feeling refreshed and raring to go for the autumn. Honeymoon Cruise Murder was released almost a month ago now and turned out to be the best launch ever! Thank you if you bought a copy and also if you managed to post a review. I've finished the first draft and edits for the first in the Carlos Jacobi PI series, Body in the Woods and couldn't be more pleased with it. It will shortly be winging … Read more about What’s New
Rachel is forced out of honeymoon when Sarah's eccentric cousin is found dead... With wedding plans up and down, Rachel and Carlos have finally managed to tie the knot and head off on a Mediterranean cruise. Their dream honeymoon spirals out of control when murder interrupts marital bliss and … Read More about Honeymoon Cruise Murder
New for Spring!
Murder in the Caribbean... Rachel once again joins the Coral Queen for a holiday of a lifetime with her octogenarian friend Lady Marjorie Snellthorpe and her parents. One day into the voyage and a nun, who is part of an exclusive religious party, takes ill and dies. First thoughts … Read More about Murderous Cruise Habit