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Veronica Cline Barton earned graduate degrees in engineering and business and has held successful careers in the software and technology industries. Her lifelong love affair with British murder mysteries inspired her to embark on a literary career. She loves all things glam; travel, royals, theatre, fashion (emphasis on boots and crowns) and loads of yummy foods and cocktails. 

The Crown for Castlewood Manor is the first book in the My American Almost Royal Cousin Series, followed by Cast, Crew, & Carnage; The Filming of Castlewood Manor; Deadly Receptions, The Debut of Castlewood Manor; Mistletoe and Mayhem, Yuletide at Castlewood Manor; Double Trouble, Showtime at Castlewood Manor; Twins in the City: Playtime at Castlewood Manor. Blood on the Vines: Harvest at Castlewood Manor. Enjoy her latest book in the series, Murder on the Runway:Fashion Week at Castlewood Manor.

For lovers of Christmas cozy tales; Rikkhe St. Claire Hygge & Bisous Holiday Mysteries features tales of mystery and holiday magic from around the globe. Take a journey to the paranormal mystery world with The Haunted Series (Hearth Fires, Tangled Webs, Wicked Mist and #NewRelease Shadow Reflection), co-authored with Bibiana Krall!

When not traveling and spinning mystery yarns, she lives in California with her husband, Bruce, and her two cats, Daisy and Ebbie.

Murder on the Runway: Fashion Week at Castlewood Manor

Book #8, My American Almost-Royal Cousin Series

The Fashions of Castlewood Manor make their London Fashion Week debut this season as fashionistas from around the globe gather around the runways to see and be seen. The dueling designers bring their couture creations to life as scheming models vie for the top spots on the runway, all carefully approved by a ruthless queen of fashion.


As the dates grow near for the fashion forward events, chaos on the catwalks, deadly mishaps, family squabbles, revenge, and couture sabotage run rampant, placing Lady Gemma and her family and friends in perilous danger.

The ateliers are clambering to break the rules with their avant-garde creations.


Who will end up with this season’s fashion to die for, and whose vogue designs will end up in the morgue? 

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