Wendy Cartmell  

 Author of the Sgt Major Crane military crime thrillers   


Wendy Cartmell, Author of the Sgt Major Crane Novels.  Writing about books and publishing.

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Hot New Release! Death Call

Posted by [email protected] on May 15, 2017 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes, the long awaited third book in the Crane and Anderson crime thriller series is now live on Amazon!

In a life or death situation your first instinct is to ring 999, but with a rogue operator on the loose, will you be making a life saving call? Or a death call?

When Crane is convinced there is someone hacking into the 999 emergency call centre in Winchester, he has to convince Anderson and the rest of the team that he's not imagining things. There really is a killer out there and Crane has to find him. Not only in the pursuit of justice - but because this time it's personal.


Praise for Crane and Anderson

An amazing cast of characters in a very intriguing fast paced story! Love Crane!! Kim Page

Ms.Cartmell weaves her story with expertise Diane Rapp

Great characters, good action, and some surprising discoveries J.E. Grace


Sgt Major Crane is a detective prepared to do whatever it takes in the pursuit of justice. For lovers of Angela Marsons' DI Kim Stone, Robert Bryndza's Detective Erika Foster, Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite, Peter James' Roy Grace, Peter Robinson's DCI Banks and Ian Rankin's Rebus.

Get your copy from Amazon now! And if you're moved to write a review, I'd love to hear from you.

Happy reading until next time - Wendy

Try a new author for 99p/c!

Posted by [email protected] on March 18, 2017 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I've recently joined a great group of authors from K Boards who are doing a monthly cross promotion, called Team Mystery Thrillers.

This month's promotion is now live so please check it out!

This month's Team Mystery Thriller members are each sharing a book or possibly a boxed set of theirs for only 99 cents USD or equivalent (be sure to double-check your Amazon Marketplace as some authors may be using a Kindle Countdown deal). Official sale begins 0001 hours aka 12:01 a.m. US Pacific time (GMT -8) on 18 Mar 2017 and stops around 2359 hours aka 11:59 p.m. US Pacific time (GMT -8) on 19 Mar 2017.


​On Renee Pawlish's promo page there are mysteries and thrillers galore. So stop by to see if there is a great bargain you didn't know you were looking for, just click the link! http://tiny.cc/j0pwfy

Crane Omnibus is back!

Posted by [email protected] on March 10, 2017 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Steps to Heaven, 40 Days 40 Nights and Honour Bound 


Three great crime novels, one great price! Indulge yourself with hours of reading pleasure. But don't just take my word for it. Here's what people are saying about the Crane books:

"Your new perfect series!"

"It makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up!"

"Superbly written military mystery."

"So much depth and feeling, so much to talk about."

Tell your friends not to miss this great offer! Available at your local  Amazon store.

Read and Review for Free!

Posted by [email protected] on February 4, 2017 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Would you like to be part of my read and review team?

As a big thank you to my loyal fans who aren’t in Kindle Unlimited, I’m offering review copies of book 1 in the new Crane and Anderson series, Death Rites.

Once you’ve read it – and here’s the important part - simply send me the link to your review on Amazon (Goodreads would be great as well!) and I’ll let you have the second book, Death Element. Then simply rinse and repeat for Crane and Anderson Book 3, my current work in progress. The plot is a secret for now, but it has a working title of Death Call.

Of course, if you’ve already read Death Rites but not reviewed it, then now’s the time to post that review, to claim your free copy of Death Element.

Simply reply to this email and I’ll rush you a review copy of your preferred title. Here’s the links to the books on Amazon:

Death Rites - two lost girls and an out of control detective.Is anyone safe?


Death Element - the papers call him the Choker, but can Crane and Anderson catch him before he kills again?


If you prefer to purchase your copies of my books, then Death Element and 40 Days 40 Nights are on 99p/c countdown promotion until Wednesday 8th February.

40 Days 40 Nights - can Crane find the terrorist determined to play a deadly game with Team GB?


Until next time, happy reading!


Times are a changing!

Posted by [email protected] on January 22, 2017 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s all change in the world of Sgt Major Crane! Firstly, I’m no longer published by Endeavour Press, which means I am now in control of publishing my books. Secondly, as a result of that split I am now able to offer at least one Sgt Major Crane crime thriller, Crane and Anderson detective page-turner, or Emma Harrison mystery for 99p or 99c, each week. To celebrate,


Steps to Heaven and Past Judgement

are 99c or 99p from Wednesday 25th January for a week. So why not tell your friends, so they can take advantage of these two offers!

Next time I’ll be revealing a new ‘read and review’ programme, so if you want to be part of the review team and receive free eBooks, watch out for my next email.

As always I want to thank you all for your support.

Until next time, happy reading!


New Release - Basic Element

Posted by [email protected] on November 3, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

He's not a killer. He's ordinary. It's just that he has an addiction.

The papers call him the Choker. Crane and Anderson call him a sadomasochist. But whatever his name is, the Major Crimes team have to find him. And fast. Because time is running out.

It won't be long before he kills again...

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza and Robert Dugoni, discover Wendy Cartmell's new Crane and Anderson series today!

Now available for pre-order for November 18th Basic Element Crane and Anderson Book 2, a dark gripping detective thriller!

Special launch price 99p/c


Just click for your local Amazon store!

Goodreads Giveaway

Posted by [email protected] on October 11, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Enter to win a paperback copy of my thriller, Steps to Heaven, the first book in the acclaimed Sergeant Major Crane series.


Hurry, the competition closes on October 18th!

Authors - need help?

Posted by [email protected] on August 25, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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Let me be your beta reader, proof reader or copy editor all from just $5!

My background is in corporate communications and education. I have copy edited short stories, novellas, memoirs and novels. Let me make your book as error-free as possible, combined with an understanding of the author’s unique style. Need another pair of eyes to beta read your novel? I'd be happy to. 

So give me a shout on FIVERR!



Posted by [email protected] on May 30, 2016 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Available for pre-order at only 99p/c!

Publication date 10th June 2016

Two lost girls. An out of control detective. Is anyone safe?

Sgt Major Crane is out of the army, out of a job and definitely out of sorts. So when DCI Anderson throws him a lifeline, Crane grabs at it with both hands. A young girl has been found, dazed, bruised and mute. As Crane and Anderson try and find out what happened to her, another girl is found. But this time she's dead...

Available HERE from your local Amazon store.


Try a new crime series for only 99p/c!

Posted by [email protected] on May 18, 2016 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)


A gripping, original, unnerving crime thriller and #1 Amazon bestseller, Steps to Heaven

An evil cult figure is bending the minds of British Army soldiers,making them do his bidding and forcing them to take the first, untimely, Steps to Heaven,

On Aldershot Garrison, Solomon, recently returned from the theatre of war, is found to have murdered his wife and son before committing suicide. With pressure building at home and other cases needing his attention, Sgt Major Crane tries to put the tragedy out of his mind. It was just a one-time-thing. That is, until it happens again...

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter, discover Wendy Cartmell's new series today for only 99p/c!!

http://amzn.to/24PKuXP US

http://amzn.to/24VnNoK UK