Marion Crook writing as Emma Dakin Crook Marion

Marion Crook has over thirty trade published books of mystery and adventure for teens and middle-grade readers and non-fiction for teens and adults. As Emma Dakin, she writes a series of mystery novels set in Britain. Her protagonist Claire Barclay takes the readers to the sites of mystery novels, first to Hampshire in Hazards in Hampshire (2019) and then to Cornwall in Crime in Cornwall (October 2020). Perils in Yorkshire is scheduled for 2021 and three more will follow. Emma’s love of the British countryside and her addiction to cozy mysteries keeps her writing about characters who live and work in the villages. It’s there Claire discovers vicious motivations that disturb the idyllic setting. In the best tradition of cozy mysteries, Claire stumbles into the middle of danger.


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