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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Try a new author for 99p/c!

Posted by [email protected] on March 18, 2017 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (139)

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 (103)

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!


Goodreads Giveaway

Posted by [email protected] on October 11, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (100)

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!

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

Posted by [email protected] on May 18, 2016 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (91)


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!!

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Mortal Judgement on 99p/c countdown promo!

Posted by [email protected] on March 27, 2016 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (93)

Who can stop the Whisperer before he passes any more mortal judgements?

One night at Reading HM Young Offenders Institute, Jimmy Hill hears the voice of the Whisperer murmuring abuse through his door. The next morning, Jimmy is found hanging in his cell. With the suicide rate starting to rise, prison governor Emma Harrison seems to be the only one who thinks it's an issue. The prison officers are overworked and under-staffed so no one can keep a proper eye on vulnerable prisoners. Meanwhile, Sean Smith is placed in the Remand Wing as he awaits his trial for Unlawful Carnal Knowledge with an under-age girl.

What will happen when the Whisperer catches wind of the rumours starting to spread about Sean being a paedophile? Can Emma bring the Prison Chief onto her side with very little hard evidence? And will she able to stop the Whisperer before any more young men die?

'Mortal Judgement' is a fast-paced British crime thriller, with a sassy female sleuth. From the author of the exciting British crime thriller and No 1 Amazon bestseller, Steps to Heaven.

99p from Amazon.co.uk 99c from Amazon.com

Two FREE Books and Hijack for 99p/c!

Posted by [email protected] on March 20, 2016 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (103)

For those of you new to my Sgt Major Crane crime thrillers you can download a copy of the 1st Crane book, Steps to Heaven right here! A soldier kills his family and then commits suicide. Crane tries to put the tragedy out of his mind. It was just a one-off-thing. That is, until it happens again...


 Don’t get mad – get even!

One thing SIB Detective Sgt Billy Williams has learned from his time in the British Army is respect. So he gets really mad when he sees a handful of kids treating his mum and dad and their neighbours without any. Can Billy help with his own brand of vigilante justice? Or do his family just have to make the best of things? Who's Afraid Now is FREE from your local Amazon store until Tuesday 22nd March.


LATEST NEWS!  I'm currently working on the 8th Sgt Major Crane crime thriller, Rules of the Earth. Crane's circumstances have drastically changed, but can he put the horror of his accident behind him and help Anderson find a child killer?

BREAKING NEWS! Hijack is on 99p/c promotion until Friday 25th March on Amazon US and UK http://getbook.at/Hijack




FREE copy of Steps to Heaven

Posted by [email protected] on March 12, 2016 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (100)

Grab your FREE copy of my ebook Steps to Heaven!


For Sgt Major Crane, life policing the British Army garrison is going along just as it should.

Until Solomon, a soldier returning from Afghanistan, is found to have murdered his wife and son before committing suicide.

Crane tries to put the tragedy out of his mind. It was just a one-time-thing.

That is, until it happens again..

SOLID PROOF - the NEW Sgt Major Crane crime thriller!

Posted by [email protected] on December 27, 2015 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (96)


When Military Police Detective Tom Crane is called out to the scene of the disappearance of army wife Janey Cunningham, his only clue is a red stiletto shoe dropped on the garage floor. In a leafy borough of London, Tyler Wells begins to notice small intrusions into his life - a flower left on his wife's bed, and silent phone calls to his office. Blissfully unaware of his ties to a far darker past, Tyler is thrust blindly to the forefront of a high profile murder investigation that threatens to condemn him to a life of imprisonment. Available HERE from your local Amazon store!

Blockbuster Omnibus

Posted by [email protected] on November 7, 2015 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (96)

If you're new to the Sgt Major Crane crime thrillers, then you're in for a treat!


'A Soldier's Honour'

brings together the first three Sgt Major Crane thrillers in one blockbuster omnibus at half the price of buying three seperate novels!

Centered around Aldershot Garrison, Crane is tasked with solving a series of sinister murders... It includes the international bestselling first book in the series Steps to Heaven,the 2nd 40 Days 40 Nights and finally Honour Bound.

Steps to Heaven: a monster preying on the innocent - can Crane get to them in time?

40 Days 40 Nights: an evil presence is threatening the athletes - can Crane keep Team GB safe?

Honour Bound: he's watching, waiting, ready to strike - when a rapist is stalking girls in Aldershot, can Crane keep him away from one of his team?

Save HALF the PRICE of buying three seperate novels!

Available HERE from your local Amazon store.