C.F.DUNN ~ AUTHOR OF HISTORY, MYSTERY, AND SUSPENSE

“More than kisses, letters mingle souls”
John Donn


C.F. Dunn

Hello, and many thanks for dropping by. The following pages will give you an idea of my books and current projects, my writing life, and the latest news and events. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter so feel free to drop me a line and join the conversation. Happy browsing!

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“An ominous sense of developing tension…a most fluent writer.”
Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse


BOOKS – The award-winning Secret of the Journal series

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MORTAL FIRE

2

DEATH BE NOT PROUD

3

ROPE OF SAND

4

REALM OF DARKNESS

5

FEARFUL SYMMETRY


WHAT I’M WORKING ON NOW…

…The Wheel of Fortune series - a Medieval trilogy set during the tumultuous Wars of the Roses. Back on my historical home turf, this is where my interest in history started all those years ago at the age of nine. That fascination for the period has trotted alongside me all my life and now lies on the page.

LATEST NEWS

New Book Review: BRAVER by Deborah Jenkins -

I read Braver as a new book review copy, keeping an open mind as this is not a genre I would normally choose. Braver, however, has turned this around, demonstrating the power of a simple story involving seemingly unremarkable people. It’s told with a powerful intelligence and absolute conviction of people’s inner strengths and had me hooked from the start.

The story revolves around three ordinary individuals, for whom everyday life is compromised by traumatic events and lingering fears: Hazel’s acute anxiety, Harry’s home and school life, and Virginia’s struggles with her past and burdens of the present.

The characters are deftly crafted, evolving as the novel progresses from the roots of their differing pasts. Each is treated with empathy and respect, and without judgement, letting them speak for themselves.

Hazel’s anxiety is particularly well handled, especially considering such a complex range of difficulties. However, all the characters stand out as engaging and beautifully human individuals. 

Deborah Jenkins writes with a light touch, illuminating the story and characters through moments of brilliant imagery. Through her skill and elevated prose she roots the reader in the tender reality of the everyday.

‘It’s a drab day with a sky the colour of lead and the kind of spring chill that makes you sulk. Of course it is.’

Demonstrating the power of a simple story, Braver by Deborah Jenkins is a study in humanity and an unadulterated joy to read.

 

Published by Fairlight Books, Braver is released on 30th June 2022.

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