Murder Most Pemberley

Eat a crumpet. Check. Say “bloody hell” in an English pub. Check. Solve three murders and fall in love? Definitely not on the list. But when England dishes up murder, even an American girl knows it’s time to channel her inner Agatha Christie. 

American Eliza Darcy travels to Merry Old England to partake in a Darcy/Bennet family reunion for one reason: to solve the estrangement between her father and uncle. Not long after Eliza’s arrival and exploration of the vast estate of her ancestors, a dead body surfaces. Murder and mayhem replace afternoon teas and flirting with her British heartthrob. Eliza has every intention of keeping her snoot out of official Scotland Yard business, but when clues to the murder begin to merge with her investigation into her family’s rift, her inner wannabe sleuth self-activates. 

With the help of her batty great-aunt and the sexy Heath Tilney, Eliza hurries to untangle the web of lies and secrets. As corpses start to pile up faster than the clues, Eliza fears the estate’s family graveyard will swallow another body: hers.


Meet Jessica Berg

I live in a crazy world filled with four children, a supposed-to-be miniature Australian Shepard, and an adoring husband. I add to my daily crazy fix by teaching high school English as well!
I have three passions: family, teaching, and writing. My stories are based on real people with real emotions and real flaws. My family is a source of many of my characters, and because I love to people-watch, my characters often mirror the mannerisms and personalities of people I see across the street or people I meet in the Wal-Mart aisles.

It’s Murder, On a Galapagos Cruise: An Amateur Female Sleuth Historical Cozy Mystery

A trip of a lifetime turns deadly when a sleuth uncovers a body. Can she follow the clues to their bloody end before she meets a watery grave?

1988, Ecuador. Seasoned puzzle-solver Pauline Riddell believes in justice. Even on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands with her grieving sister, her keen eye for what’s right and wrong keeps her vigilant. So when a stroll along the deck leads to the discovery of a dead crew member, the middle-aged woman stands her ground and claims foul play.

With the ship’s brand new company desperate to avoid scandal, she agrees to work with a brash young detective to quietly crack the case. But with rumors of a vicious guerrilla group on board and Miss Riddell suspicious of the victim’s real identity, solving this riddle might be the last thing she does.

Can this whip-smart amateur investigator catch a killer without falling to her own untimely end?

It’s Murder on a Galapagos Cruise is the thrilling second tale in the Miss Riddell Cozy Mysteries series. If you like brilliant heroines, curious crimes, and maritime mayhem, then you’ll love P.C. James’s thought-provoking story.

Buy It’s Murder on a Galapagos Cruise to reel in the culprit today!


Meet P.C. James

I’ve always loved mysteries, especially those involving Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Perhaps because Miss Marple reminded me of my aunts when I was growing up. But Christie never told us much about Miss Marple’s earlier life. When writing my own elderly super-sleuth series, I will trace her career from the start. As you’ll see if you follow the Miss Riddell Cozy Mysteries over the coming years – from this statement, you can deduce I’m not a fast writer.

However, this is my Bio, not Miss Riddell’s, so here goes with all you need to know about me: I’m a retired manager and a budding writer. When I’m not staring at the computer screen in the hope inspiration will strike, you’ll find me running, walking, and taking wildlife photographs around Whitby, Canada. My series begins in northern England because that was my home growing up and that’s also the home of so many great cozy mysteries. Stay with me though because the stories will take us to many different places around the world.