Yvonne Thomas, as Poppy Raven, has written mysteries set in the English home counties at the end of the twentieth century.
Having done extensive research into her family history, and traced one line back to the Conqueror, Yvonne has branched out into historical fiction. Inspired by the life of her great great grandfather John Weston, she has written the first book of this series based around his family at the turning point - when he decides to go to India.
Though perhaps it was a little lacking in respect to murder her great great great grandmother...
You can see her blog at thequietzone.co.uk