A brief introduction

Nina Jon is the author of the  newly-released Magpie Murders – a series of short murder mysteries with  a Cluedo-esque   element.

She is also the author of Jane Hetherington’s Adventures in Detection crime and mystery series, which takes place over the first twelve months of Jane Hetherington’s new career as a sleuth.

This is Nina’s webpage.  Its aim is to introduce her novels to potential readers by giving them an insight into the storylines, characters and the series itself.

(None of the blogs posted on this page will give the game away nor tell you whodunnit!)

The series thus far is available on Google Play and on Smashwords (iPhone/iPod B&N Nook Sony) as well as Amazon books.

To buy or sample any of the series, please link through:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B007N33HUC  (UK)

https://www.amazon.com/author/ninajonbooks (US)



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Kindle release date

Available on Kindle from Friday 22nd of August 2014: The One With The Body In The Art Deco Library – the Magpie Murders (1) The One Without The Body – the Magpie Murders (4) The One With Murder In Paradise – the Magpie Murders (5) The Omnibus Edition – the Magpie Murders (1-5)

Coming soon –The One With Murder In Paradise

A group of young people arrive at Blackstone Island for a wedding. The bride’s mother believed it was the perfect opportunity to mend fences, but over dinner that first evening she realises she’s made a terrible mistake by inviting Indigo Black. Terrified something terrible is going to happen, she invites Detective Inspector Magpie of Scotland…

Coming soon –The One Without The Body

Indigo Black writes to each of his beloved stepchildren, inviting them to lunch at Blackstone Manor the next day, where he has an important announcement to make. Just what that announcement is, his invitation doesn’t say. When they arrive, Detective Inspector Magpie of Scotland Yard is already there, alongside sidekick Sepia Brown. Why so? Because…

The One With Chocolate and Cyanide

The poor relations of Indigo Black gather at Blackstone Manor for his birthday weekend. There they dance to his tune and suffer his barbs and humiliations, until one of them can stand no more and reaches for the cyanide. Luckily Detective Inspector Magpie of Scotland Yard and forensically trained, Sepia Brown are around, having just…

The One With The Body Which Floated On By

The contestants in the annual Blackstone River fly-fishing competition gather for the afternoon session. The competition is as competitive as any referee Horsechestnut has ever seen. The tournament is spoiled rather, by the appearance of Indigo Black’s body floating down the river, a dagger sticking out of his back. Who murdered Indigo Black? Colonel Jocquin…

Coming soon – The One With The Body In The Art Deco Library

In the art deco library of Blackstone Manor, Indigo Black has a busy morning of appointments. One by one his visitors arrive, each for a different reason, each bearing a vendetta. The meetings end unpleasantly. Not long afterwards the body of Indigo Black is found spreadeagled on the library floor. Which of the visitors returned…

The Magpie Murders

Who murdered Indigo Black? Colonel Jocquin Colman? Mme Sapphire Azure? Professor Mauvino Mulberry? Mrs Blanche Alabaster? The Reverend Malachi Khaki? Ms Scarletta Crimson? Dr Gray? Some equally shady character? This is the question Detective Inspector Magpie of Scotland Yard, and his sidekick, forensically trained, Sepia Brown, need answer in each of the Magpie Murders. After…

Old MacDonald’s Day Off.

Farmer, Old MacDonald, was a great fan of the An Unsuitable Job for a Ruminant series, by international bestselling author, Aries the sheep. When he learnt of the author’s guest appearance in the social networking game Sheep Pennsville, he broke into piggybank and bought a ticket for the event. Old MacDonald arrived in good time,…

A Tale of Two Novels

I write this blog for information purposes only. It concerns April (Jane Hetherington’s Adventures in Detection: 4). Be warned – there are two editions of this novel out there (the First Edition [October 2012] and the Second Edition [August 2013]), and they’re different. The Second Edition is only available for sale as a new book…

The Horticulturally Minded Detective

What is life without whimsy? Here’s a light-hearted blog. Things a horticulturally minded detective might say. There’s a snake hidden in the grass. Don’t upset the apple cart! We’ve planted the seeds of something. The bigger they are the harder they fall. The grass is always greener. A rotten apple never falls far from the…