Have you started reading the Marquess of Mortiforde Mystery Series?

“Agatha Raisin meets the Great British Bake Off in Foraging for Murder. Simon Whaley blends bucolic eccentricities, village gossip, food festivals and cold-blooded murder in his latest cosy mystery.” Bookish Jottings


I’m Simon Whaley, bestselling author of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human, among other books, the writer of several hundred British Travel, walking, and general magazine features, and a bit of a photographer, too. In fact, many of my photos accompany my magazine features, have appeared in my books and are frequently used by calendar companies and the national newspapers.

I’m fortunate to live in Shropshire, right in the heart of the Welsh Borders, where the beautiful landscape remains unspoilt and, largely, undiscovered.

The menu bar at the top offers opportunities to find out more about me, how to get in touch with me, and links to many of my BBC WeatherWatcher photos (I’m Snapper Simon, in case you’re wondering – sometimes seen on national weather forecasts, but also frequently used regionally. We do get a lot of weather here in the Welsh Borders).

And if you like to keep in touch with my Writing from the Welsh Borders, sign up to my occasional newsletter, where you can also get your hands on a free copy of my short story collection in ebook format. 


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