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...

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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 Co...

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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."

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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 simpl...

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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,


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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, discove...

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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)

My new venture, Costa Press Editing has gigs on Fiverr.

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!

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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 ...

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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...

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