B.M. Allsopp


B.M. Allsopp writes the Fiji Islands Mysteries, a fresh police procedural series. A huge fan of crime fiction in exotic settings, she aims to give readers the same enjoyment that she has had from authors like Donna Leon (Brunetti series set in Venice), Ann Cleeves (Shetland series) and Alexander McCall Smith (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series set in Botswana).

B.M. Allsopp lived in the South Pacific islands for 14 years, including four in Fiji, where she taught English at the University of the South Pacific. She now lives in Sydney with her husband and tabby cat.

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DEATH ON PARADISE ISLAND: A Fiji Islands Mystery -Sample chapters B.M. Allsopp

Detective Joe Horseman is a legend in Fiji rugby. But now injury has wrecked his rugby career, he dreads returning to the tedium of police work. When a girl’s body is found snagged on the reef at high-end Paradise Island resort, the festivities for a new marine reserve stop dead. Horseman no sooner lands at Suva airport after a year’s rehab in the U.S. than he is packed off to investigate. While he wrestles with his future, his new sergeant, uber-efficient Susila Singh, is ambitious. As the pair pursue leads in idyllic coral islands and diesel-polluted Suva streets, they forge a tentative partnership. To discover why the girl died, they must drag to the surface secrets that have no place in paradise. Dive into the fragile beauty of the Fiji islands: pick up Death on Paradise Island today.