M.S.Clary

Writer

Born London.    Joined BBC on leaving school.   Later, studied Social Sciences at Manchester College Oxford, and LSE.  Worked in Social Services, then opened own Fashion business.  Started writing a decade ago, and  won three prizes for short stories. Writes regularly with a group.  Enjoys  pilates, cinema, frequent phone chats with her sons and planning adventures with her American husband.  Lives in Oxfordshire.

 

 First novel A Spell in France  a psychological thriller published as an e-Book in 2017

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What happens when a woman's husband disappears in mysterious circumstances while they are on holiday in the South of France.....

Excerpt:

                                     “I believe I lost  my husband outside the Church of Miracles.  I know he had been there at the time in the gardens, which were dark green and dismal after rain.  I was trying to use up the end of a long roll of film and called out to him.  He looked back at me and I think he smiled, but when the photographs came back from the developer, he was no longer there.  You could just about make out some distant shape, almost a shadow at the end of a long row of cypresses, but it no longer resembled a person....  

Review:  I loved this book … gripping and scary.  On the first page you feel the need to turn the page and see what happens next.    ( Sara Banerji. )

 A Spell in France is published by Matador, and available on Kindle, and all other electronic readers...

Short Stories

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WhatWould Trisha Do

First Prize, Deddington Arts Festival

A Tendency to Stick in Wet Weather

George Hummer First Prize for creative writing

Do You Know About Raku?

First Prize for short story - Chipping Norton Times - June 2011

Other Work

Can You Hear Me  (A radio play for 2 voices)

Action takes place in a suburban house.  Barbara is upstairs in the bedroom.  Jack is downstairs in the kitchen.  Barbara is talking directly directly to the audience/to herself..............

  • Long listed for the Kenneth Brannagh new playwrite award in 2014.

Has contributed to Anthologies:

  • Tales from an Oxford Cafe (pub 2021)

  • Tales from the Bookshop  (Available Blackwell's bookshop -Oxford)

  • Risky Shorts

  • Being John Black

  • It could only happen in Oxford

 

Has written short sketches, some recorded for hospital radio, and performed in the Oxford Festival Fringe.  

 
 
 
 

Coming Soon

NOVEL IN PROGRESS

 

3 Albert Terrace  (Working Title)

 

 A psychological thriller.   Hanna agrees tell a few white lies to keep her friend and colleague out of trouble, but finds herself faced with moral dilemmas when Adele is later implicated in a crime …..

3 Albert Terrace 

 

 A psychological thriller.   Hanna agrees tell a few white lies to keep her friend and colleague out of trouble, but finds herself faced with moral dilemmas when Adele is later implicated in a crime …..

New Novel
 

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