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Missing in London - Book #3 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series.

Arthur Hambledon, Anna’s best-selling author, has just finished his latest book which he says “will raise some eyebrows.”  Then Arthur disappears, along with the manuscript. 

Anna Davies is working in London as a Senior Editor for a respected Publishing Company.  When her most famous author goes missing, Anna is determined to find out what happened to him.

Amazon:  Large Print edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1718658842/

Missing at Sea -  Book 2 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series. 

Three years on from Egypt, Anna Davies embarks on her first cruise with best friend Sandra.  A few days into the holiday they are woken by three blasts from the ship’s foghorn, indicating that someone has fallen overboard. A woman is lost at sea; the ship turns around to search for her, but she has disappeared into the night.  

Was it suicide?  Did she lose her balance and fall - or was there foul play involved?  Did her husband push her? Would anyone be able to prove whether this was murder or an unfortunate accident?  

What a perfect place to stage a murder! 

**** A perfect, relaxing, book for the beach, but sit well away from the sea!

By Sarah Stuart on March 14, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

Anna is at a loose end. Off men since her experiences in Missing in Egypt, she finds herself out of a job and wide open to her friend Sandra’s suggestion of a cruise: a few days to see if she likes it. Sandra teases her into a cruise from their home in Sydney, Australia, to London. Cruising enthusiasts, like me, will recognise the enormous meals, the daily routine, and very likely many of the ports. Anyone who has never taken a cruise will have before they finish reading this book.

“But it’s a MYSTERY… a THRILLER… not a romantic travelogue!”

True, but Rita Lee Chapman doesn’t want you to miss a minute of this wonderful holiday: she does want you to miss the red herrings more prolific than the sharks in the sea, one of which may have eaten… Never mind, read Missing at Sea for yourself.


Victoria Zigler 4*

This book is part mystery story, part romance, and part amazing travel adventure. The description of the experience of the cruise is so wonderful I felt as though I was there, the characters are believable, and their relationships with one another are realistic and develop well throughout the story. As for the mystery itself: it was done so well that I never figured out all of the details before they were revealed at the end, and yet the clues were all there so that it made sense for things to have happened the way they did. All in all, this was a really great read, though one some may find difficult to read if they're sensative to certain subjects


 Dangerous Associations was a different genre for me - my first foray in to crime mystery.

Also available in a Large Print edition

An ex-husband, a new love, a stalker. Cathy Thompson’s link to her ex-husband fills her life with threats and intimidation. She must either trap her stalker or find Geoffrey to put an end to her life  of fear. 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PPRY9FU/

Maybe I had been watching too many thrillers on TV; maybe I had been reading too many mysteries, but I knew that my next book would be a crime mystery.  Dangerous Associations was fun to write!  Hearing another accent in my head, being able to kill off characters was a buzz!
5 out of 5 stars A Chilling Thriller from the author of Missing in Egypt November 25, 2014 
By peaches345 
Format:Kindle Edition
This story is written in the first person and Rita Lee Chapman has used the style so well I felt Cathy was talking to me, and only me. It’s the sort of book that demands hot chocolate, cookies, and one of those wraps without feet, which I can’t wear because I have a dog who behaves like Benny…

OUCH! The start wasn’t exactly comfortable but it hurts a lot more when the pain is delivered by a man, and was he as innocent as the crash investigators believed? Is Rob right about the peeping tom being, literally, a tom, as in male cat? Should Cathy trust Rob? Who else might put her life in danger, and why should her violent ex-husband save her?

Forget the hot chocolate and buy the evil-flavoured cream designed to prevent nail-biting. You’ll need it, because this book is a chilling must-read.

***** By Amaria on July 5, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
From the moment I started reading Rita Lee Chapman's novel "Dangerous Associations," I was pulled into it. The writing is very descriptive and well written and well organized. Cathy Thompson the main character is described very well into the plot. The fantastic imagery of this character's life is as stunning as the plot twists and turns of the novel. Superbly done!

****Mistakes are costly! Missing out on this book would be a mistake!!

By Amazon Customer on July 8, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition

We all make mistakes in our lives, some of us are very regular in making them and some are not. Sometimes the mistakes are something that can be easily rectified. However, there are times when a single seemingly umimportant mistake ends up almost ruining your life. And that is what happens to Cathy in Dangerous Associations. Her husband, who she married for love, starts cheating on her. She divorces him thinking that would be the end of it. But he soon turns to drugs and a whole nightmare unfolds for Geoffrey, Cathy and Rob.

The story has a good concept and good character definition. The characters are well placed and easy to relate with. The language is not abrupt. It is good enough to go with and smooth. However I have my reservations about the flow of the story. Most of the story is from Cathy’s point of view. But right in the middle, out of nowhere, Geoffrey’s point of view comes. Even another character’s story is shown right in the middle. They were relevant to the story, of course. But because of the abrupt change in story perspective, the flow breaks considerably. It could have done as alternate chapters from each perspective so that there is a uniformity in the flow.

Overall, the story was good. Just apart from the flow and therefore, the style of narration, I loved the story and the plot. It is really engaging and exciting till the end.

By Don on 7 January 2015
Format:  Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Well written. Exciting.

Missing in Egypt - Book 1 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series
Also available in a Large Print Edition
Missing in Egypt will intrigue you with its twists and turns, romance and adventure as well as its insights into Australian and Egyptian cultures. Australian Anna Davies travels to Egypt with her lover to help him search for his brother, who disappeared whilst on holiday.  The Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel and the Temple of Karnak are amongst the settings for their search.  Will they be able to track him down and find him alive - or is Ramy already dead?  What tragedies await Anna and Kareem as they come closer to retracing his footsteps?  This fast-paced action plot will keep you guessing until the end.

Follow Anna as she travels to Egypt with Kareem to help him in his search.  The storyline includes vivid descriptions of several Egyptian antiquities such as Abu Simbel, the Temple of Karnak, The Valley of the Kings and the Pyramids.  

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Missing-in-Egypt-ebook/dp/B007JOUIIE/
Amazon Large Print Edition: : http://www.amazon.com/Missing-Egypt-Rita-Lee-Chapman/dp/149121872X/
Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/263417

Reviews for Missing in Egypt
Amazon 4*  Joshua Grant
When a man goes missing, an adventure is born.  Rita Lee Chapman’s Missing in Egypt is both smart and engrossing.  It’s a classic mystery to its core with an air of Indiana Jones.  Great for any Agatha Christie lovers out there!

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 12 Feb 2013 By Gill Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Amazon.uk 5* review:

"I believe this is Rita Lee Chapman's first book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good plot, good characters and well written. I look forward to her next book. Would definitely recommend it."

Goodreads.com 4* review

"Received book as a giveaway through Goodreads. Fun quick weekend read that kept my interest with some romance and a lot of suspenseful twists and turns. The author does a good job describing the tombs and the rich history of Egypt. Great job on a first novel Rita, thanks and keep up the great story telling!"

Jul 25, 2013 Laurinda Wallace rated it 3 of 5 stars

With twists and turns in mysterious Egypt, Rita tells the story from two points of view -- her heroine Anna, and Ramy, the missing person. Her insights into the culture and ancient Egyptian history added to the story. The additional bonus of Australia, especially from the political side was interesting as well. The book was well-paced, and the author was able to keep the suspense alive until the end.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written April 15, 2014 
By Truth42 
Format:Kindle Edition
Not usually my sort of thing but I really enjoyed this. Chapman has a nice elegant style that makes the book a real page turner. My daughter really loved it.

4* By jaybee on January 24, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Good easy to read, imaginative, fast flowing and with the interesting background setting of ancient and modern Egypt.  

Winston - a Horse's Tale

One for horse lovers from teenagers upwards!  Winston is a good-looking palomino horse whose life involves several different owners and many adventures.  As you read his story, told by Winston himself, you will appreciate horse ownership from the horse’s point of view.  Born on a country property in Australia, Winston tells of his breaking-in and education and the different people he encounters – good, bad and ignorant.  As well as his own story, Winston includes the experiences of other horses he meets along life’s way. 
Whether its jumping, eventing, hunting or just hacking, Winston tries his best to please his rider.  Follow his successes and his failures, from his first pair of shoes to his first show jumping win.  It is an eventful life, the story of one Australian horse out of thousands, but one that you will remember.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G9QOZGE

Winston was the book I had to write and I enjoyed the ride!  Suitable for horse lovers from teenagers upwards my inspiration came from stories I have been told and my own personal experiences, with a big dollop of imagination.

Reviews for Winston - A Horse's Tale

Amazon 4* by Gina Briganti
"Winston - A Horse's Tale" is precisely what the cover tells you it is. Rita Lee Chapman has shared a thoughtful story of what a horse's life is like, spanning a good 20 years.
Winston - A Horse's Tale is set in Australia, which you can enjoy in the writing. You can hear the accent in a delightful way as Winston describes different owners, what they expect from him, and how his life changes over the years. I particularly enjoyed his relationships with other horses.
I recommend this book for all ages.” 

Aug 17, 15
5 of 5 stars
Superb novel! Follow a horse across his lifetime as he is raised up, sold, trained, cared for by good people, mistreated by others, and much more. If you love Black Beauty you will love this book. I am a lifelong horsewoman and the author hits every single note to perfection.

Personally signed books direct from the author!

I am pleased to be able to offer Australian readers the opportunity to buy a personally signed booked.  Prices include postage within Australia. 

Of course overseas customers are welcome to order but unfortunately there will be an additional cost for overseas postage.

Prices, including postage within Australia:  
Missing in Egypt, Book 1 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series             $20
Missing at Sea, Book 2 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series                 $25
Missing in London, Book 3 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series         $25
3 book Anna Davies Mystery series                                                          $55
Dangerous Associations                                                                              $25
Winston – A Horse’s Tale                                                                           $25

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