Black Waters (Strong Winds 5) was published July 2nd 2015

A combination of family responsibilities, visits to schools and the unexpected activity of John's Campaign has too often pushed Xanthe Ribiero's story to the back of the desk. I'm therefore especially grateful to Claudia Myatt for reading, commenting & illustrating and then to a group of other family and friends for discussion and questioning and then finally to Megan Trudell for putting everything together ready for the printer. A proof arrived yesterday and this morning a flourish of the credit card and Black Waters is GO. Publication date is July 2nd but I hope to have copies next week (Weds 25th June) to take to the Felixstowe Book Festival

Catch up comment - I was so glad to have completed this book. Strong Winds 6 is in my head (partly) but that'll be a 2017 production. This year I have returned to the Allinghams.  (Julia Jones)