Deborah Court books
Author of the Maggie Dunn trilogy
About Deborah Court books
Stories that need to be told
After a successful academic career, including two academic books and dozens of academic articles, I finally have time to write fiction! The Maggie Dunn books, as well as telling engrossing stories and presenting cracking good mysteries, capture my love of poetry, palindromes and rhyme.
If you liked Summer's Lie, watch for the continuation of Maggie's story in the sequel, When Bodies Fall, available from Amazon in September 2020.
In Summer's Lie we meet Jane, who, after a strange chemical fog blankets Toronto, becomes gravely ill. As she recovers in hospital it becomes clear that this middle aged woman is getting younger. She flees the hospital, pursued by the geneticist who is determined to unlock the secret of her astonishing age reversal in order to gain scientific fame and fortune. At the end of the book Jane, in her new identity, leaves Canada in search of a new life in the UK.
When Bodies Fall provides a new mystery to unravel and the next chapter in Jane's story. Will she continue getting younger? Who killed the man who falls at her feet? Will her pursuers find her? Coming in September 2020.
And in the final volume of the trilogy, The Reason for Time, (expected release date March 2021) Jane reaches the exciting conclusion of this remarkable journey. Be sure to read all three volumes!
When Bodies Fall
When Bodies Fall continues the story of Jane Emily Daniels, a scientific miracle whose body may hold the secrets of eternal youth. Her real identity is known only to a small group of doctors, and she creates a new persona, Maggie Dunn, in order to live some kind of normal life. She flees Canada and finds refuge in the Isle of Skye. Her newfound peace is shattered by a violent and mysterious death. She finds herself a suspect in this death, as wily Scottish police detective Jack Wallace works to unravel the puzzle and Maggie struggles to maintain the life she has built and to protect her secrets. Will she succeed, or will she have to flee again?
The Reason for Time
If you are interested in social science research, especially the study of culture, look for Qualitative Research and Intercultural Understanding (2018) and A Brief History of Knowledge for Social Science Researchers (2020), both published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
Coming in 2021: The Generational Divide in the Israeli Druze Community: Between Tradition and Modernity, with Randa Khair Abbas, published by Cambridge Scholars.
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Please let me know how you relate to Maggie's story, to the poems and palindromes in the books, and to the decidedly mixed blessing of growing younger.