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Shadow Sleeper by Madalyn Morgan

I am thrilled to have talented author and fellow Swanwicker, Madalyn Morgan join me on the blog today to tell me all about her new novel, Shadow Sleeper, the next in her Dudley Green series. Thank you for your time today, Madalyn. Tell us all about your new book.

Thank you for inviting me to tell you about my new novel, Val. Shadow Sleeper is the 10th novel in the Dudley Sisters Saga and the 2nd in the Ena Dudley Series of spy thrillers and investigations during the cold war in the 1950s and 60s.

The Blurb

Sick of working amidst the lies and bureaucracy at the Home Office Ena Green, nee Dudley, resigns and starts her own investigating agency where she is later joined by her old work colleague, Artie Mallory.

During 1960, Rupert Highsmith, lover of Ena’s associate Artie Mallory, receives anonymous letters and compromising photographs taken twenty-four years earlier in Berlin. While researching the parentage of a young woman claiming to be the daughter of Ena’s friend, Priscilla Galbraith, Highsmith is almost killed in a hit and run. The investigation takes Ena to Shetland where she learns that the would-be assassin of Highsmith (and PM Stanley Baldwin in 1936) is dead.

Who wants to kill Rupert Highsmith, and more importantly, why? Who took the compromising photographs in 1936? And is the girl who says she’s Priscilla’s daughter the child that was stolen nineteen years ago?

The Author

Madalyn was an actress for more than thirty years, working in repertory theatre, London’s West End, film, television and radio. She now presents radio and writes novels, short stories and poetry.

She was brought up in a busy pub in the market town of Lutterworth in Leicestershire. “The pub was a great place for an aspiring actress and writer to live. There were so many wonderful characters to study.” At twenty-four Madalyn gave up a successful hairdressing salon and wig-hire business for a place at E15 Drama College and a career as an actress.

In 2000, with fewer parts available for older actresses, Madalyn taught herself to touch type, completed a two-year course with The Writer's Bureau, and began writing.

Having lived in London for thirty-six years, Madalyn has returned to her home town, ​swapping two window boxes and a mortgage for a garden and the freedom to write.

The Links

Novels: Foxden Acres: Applause: China Blue: The 9:45 To Bletchley: Foxden Hotel: Chasing Ghosts:

There Is No Going Home:

She Casts A Long Shadow:

Old Cases New Colours:

Shadow Sleeper:


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Madalyn Morgan
Madalyn Morgan
Mar 19, 2022

Thank you so much for featuring Shadow Sleeper, Val. I really appreciate it. xxx You're so generous. A true Swanwicker. xx

Val Penny
Val Penny
Mar 19, 2022
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It was such a pleasure to feature your new book on my blog. You are welcome back any time.

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