Clare Havens

'The streets were dark with something more than night…' Raymond Chandler

Date archives June 2015


This sounds like it could be as interesting as the Serial podcast…

Following in the footsteps of the Serial podcast which looked at the cold-case file of a murdered teenager in the US, the BBC’s Radio 4 is examining the case of a murdered girl and is apparently getting lots of leads even after all this time – amazing. The Serial podcast has led to an appeal hearing for the man who has been serving a sentence for the death of the American teenager. Let’s hope this new Radio 4 examination helps shed some light on what happened to Elsie Frost.


New 5 star review for Still Waters!

Brenda, a Goodreads Librarian, has posted a lovely review of Still Waters on Amazon and Goodreads – thank you Brenda!

I thoroughly enjoyed Still Waters by Aussie author Clare Havens, which is the second in the Constable Country Mysteries cosy series. The novel has a great plot with mystery woven through a story of family, hope and love; and entwined with greed, secrets and lies. I am really looking forward to the third in the series and have no hesitation in recommending Still Waters highly.


Sophie Neville, Titty from Swallows and Amazons, reviews The Bellamy Bird!

Such a lovely thing, to receive a five star review on for The Bellamy Bird, from actress Sophie Neville, who starred in one of my favourite films, Swallows and Amazons, which was based on the book of the same name written by Arthur Ransome. Sophie says:

Who wouldn’t love to find they’d traveled back in time and were able to solve the mystery that changed family fortunes! If you’ve loved ‘Swallows and Amazons’, ‘Just William’ and Agatha Christie’s Poirot stories, this book is for you. It’s charming and would make a great present for young readers, I’d say from the age of about 9 to 90.

Several of Arthur Ransome’s books were set around rivers in Suffolk and Norfolk close to where I grew up and this is the same area I write about in my Constable Country Mysteries series. A lovely connection!

Still Waters, sequel to Writer’s Block is out now!

Still Waters, the second in my Constable Country Mysteries series, is out now on Amazon! Please don’t forget to leave a review!

Kate Summers, owner of the Constable Country Tearooms in the English picture-perfect village of East Trimley is looking forward to celebrating the holidays with her new partner, Patrick Collins, and his two grown children when Patrick’s financial advisor is found face down in their frozen lake. Detective Vicky Allard draws Kate into the investigation into missing money and dark secrets and Kate finds that the most normal of people can be capable of the darkest crimes. Still waters run deep…

Praise for Writer’s Block from bestselling author Bella Street:
‘Havens creates a perfect cozy mystery that had me guessing until the end. I loved the neighborhood, characters, the twists and turns, and how even the most charming little towns hold the darkest secrets…’