Rugby Cafe Writer Madalyn Morgan has published the eight novel in her Dudley Sisters saga. She Casts A Long Shadow is described by reviewers as “a gripping thriller” and “a great read”.
This is from the blurb on Amazon: “Preparing to expose the mole at MI5, Ena’s husband Henry is abducted by Special Branch and Ena is thrown into a murder case.
“All the evidence points to Henry having killed the mole, leading Ena to conclude that Henry is being framed. Close to finding out the truth, Ena is suspended from her job at the Home Office and the investigation is blocked by Special Branch. Only her sisters and her old friend Inspector Powell believe Henry is innocent.
“Help comes from an untrustworthy character. A deal is agreed: A ticket to Austria in return for the names of the mole’s associates, evidence to solve two of Ena’s cold cases, and the proof that Henry is innocent of murder. The catch? Ena must accompany this character to Austria as insurance.”
Madalyn was an actress for more than thirty years working in repertory theatre, the West End, film and television.
Madalyn was brought up in a busy working-class pub in the market town of Lutterworth in Leicestershire. She was christened Madalyn Smith, the name she chose when she joined the actors union, Equity. Unfortunately, there was already an actress with that name, so with seconds to decide on another name Madalyn chose Morgan from a rum bottle.
“The pub was a great place for an aspiring actress and writer to live. There were so many characters to study and accents learn.” At twenty-four, Madalyn gave up a successful hairdressing salon and wig-hire business for a place at East 15 Drama College, and a career as an actress.
In 1990, Madalyn gave up acting for love and love gave her up in 2000. Rather than start again in the acting business, Madalyn became a radio presenter, taught herself to touch type, completed a two-year creative writing course with The Writer’s Bureau, and wrote articles for newspapers and magazines. After living in London for thirty-six years, she has returned to Lutterworth, swapping two window boxes and a mortgage, for a garden and the freedom to write. And she is loving it.
Madalyn has also contributed short stories and poetry to the Rugby Cafe Writers’ new anthology, Get to the Point, now available from Amazon.
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