As a born and bred Kiwi growing up in the South Island, Denise developed a passion for reading mysteries. She devoured Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books, before progressing to Agatha Christie’s whodunits.
Denise presenting at the Local Authors Book Fair during Hamilton Book Month
This obsession resulted in her writing mysteries from an early age. But it wasn’t until she retired from full-time business writing; her passion for creative writing
The birth of Denise’s first novel was inspired by her travels around North America over many years. These adventures formed the basis for her September series. Books two and three feature the same main characters but are set in Tauranga, where murder and mayhem abound. Her detective, Ian Anderson, had a small part in these books, so when he asked for his own series, Denise immediately agreed. Her love for whodunits has come full circle in the D.I. Anderson series.
The “September” series books are set in Tauranga, where murder and mayhem abound.
Her latest release, Touch of Steel is Book three in this series. For Detective Inspector Ian Anderson, this case has never been more personal or heartbreaking. Josh is his baby and he is missing. He and his team launch a massive search, but the trail goes cold. Devastated by the loss of their baby, Ian and his wife Maryanne are plunged into a nightmare of fear and guilt. They blame themselves, and each other. Their marriage threatens to crumble as they become obsessed with finding Josh. But Josh is not the first baby to be abducted. Someone knows what is happening to these babies. Someone who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
Latest release “Touch of Steel” is book three in the D.I. Anderson series, and is out now.
If you enjoy gripping and emotional thrillers, Denise would love to hear from you.
Her books are available from Wheelers and can also be purchased through her website.