a double life

When a simple case of abandonment becomes an international threat.

Autumn, 1936. Ella Bridges, Scotland Yard’s only female consultant is shocked to find a baby abandoned in Kensington Palace Gardens. With no adult in sight and a deadly storm brewing she has no choice but to take him home. The child is swiftly reunited with his parents and Ella believes that’s the end of the matter, but the next day a body is found under the Serpentine Bridge.

When the murder investigation takes a clandestine turn, Ella finds herself in an unfamiliar world of secret tunnels and cryptic codes and risks being pushed out of the case altogether. Will her lack of knowledge and experience mean she’s side-lined completely? Or can she utilise her extraordinary skills to halt the looming threat and prevent an international catastrophe?

A Double Life is set in 1930's England and is the fifth book in The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mystery series.


Love this author! This series is quite delightful! Mystery, ghosts, well-crafted and lifelike characters, witty dialogue and even a ghost cat... what's not to like. I HIGHLY recommend this book and everything else she has written. I am going back to re-read them so I can enjoy them all over again!

Ysing on Amazon US

I have read all The Yellow Cottage mysteries and each book is wonderful. They are well written and the mystery moves along at a good pace. If you enjoy a good read, this is one author that you need to add to your list. I can hardly wait for the next one in the series.

Kindle customer on Amazon Canada

A great story! Murder, spies, period settings, action and supernatural beings what more could you ask for! Just the thing for a rainy afternoon.

Patpend on Amazon UK

Great stories! I have read all The Yellow Cottage books so far and love them. Just a little different twist, especially the cat Phantom. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

Spyderwoman on Amazon US

Another great read. This is the 5th book in the series. If you haven't already I suggest you start with book 1. This story has a lot of action. I like the way J. New tells a story - she gives a good picture of the characters, includes plenty of action and does so without dragging things out. You want to keep reading. 

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