Welcome

I’m a professional gardener cultivating my inner writer as I do battle with brambles and adverbs in Derbyshire. I am currently looking for an agent to represent my gothic mystery novel.

Violet and Leonard live together in a marriage of convenience in Victorian England. When they visit Leo’s toxic family for the first time they find his father dead on the tower of the crumbling mansion.

Violet, an inquisitive scientist, suspects that her father-in-law has been poisoned. Leo must decide whether he wants to help her in the search for evidence, going against the wishes of other family members including his domineering mother.

The secrets at Berely Tower have festered for many years. Can uncovering them reveal one or more crimes? And if so, at what cost?

I am also working on the sequel to this novel, writing short stories (some for this site and some for submission) and re-editing the stories previously posted here. You can find short stories and poetry in the menu at the top of the page. If you have any feedback to give me, it would be welcome.

You can follow me or contact me on twitter @libbycutts

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