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Sharon Bill Author & Music Tutor

Artful Designs by Sharon Bill
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Artful Designs is the second novel, a cosy mystery, by Sharon Bill.

Mere hours after a Constable watercolour sketch is featured in a presentation at a meeting of Mossleigh Women’s Institute the original is stolen from the Whitworth Art Gallery. It seems that the cultured veneer of the art world shields a much seedier underworld where theft is just the icing on the cake. Beth and her twin brother, DCI Benedict James, join forces to get to the bottom of the affair. Although DCI James must pursue the official lines of enquiry Beth finds that a more abstract approach draws the threads of the mystery together.

Beth is a piano tutor and member of her local WI and is aptly placed to tap into seemingly insignificant details to get right to the heart of the affair. When all hope fades and the Old Masters look to be forever tainted by sordid crime Beth, with the help of her unassuming friends, restores the balance of justice and the intrinsic beauty of artistic endeavour.

This is the second in the ‘Beth Williams Mysteries’ series.
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Fête Fatale by Sharon Bill
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Fête Fatale is the debut novel, a cosy mystery, by Sharon Bill.

A summer fête in rural Cheshire, organised by the Women’s Institute of Mossleigh, holds the promise of an idyllic day out in the best British tradition. Everyone is enjoying the festivities until a beloved neighbour is found dead among the bins and refuse of the village hall which saddens the holiday mood. However, it is only when Beth Williams and her twin brother Detective Chief Inspector Benedict James join forces that it becomes evident that all isn’t as innocent as it at first seemed.

Beth is a piano tutor and a member of the local WI. As such she has her finger on the pulse of the undercurrents of the village and is ideally placed to find all of the seemingly inconsequential domestic details which could give her brother the insight he needs. Together, if they each pool their own particular fields of expertise, they’re bound to get to the bottom of the business. Sordid crime might prevail amid the pastries and preserves for a time but, in the end, the culprit will get their just desserts.

This is the first in the ‘Beth Williams Mysteries’ series.
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Letters from The Broom Cupboard by Sharon Bill.

They say that truth is stranger than fiction. Nearly 30 years of teaching at the piano keyboard has taught me that this is an undeniable fact. My dear Gran said that the world would be a boring place if we were all the same and teaching piano and flute in various cupboard like practice rooms, week in and week out over the years, reassures me that there is no threat of humanity becoming dull. If I present a wry viewpoint of various past pupils it is only fair to say that I also take an equally droll approach to myself.

Letters From the Broom Cupboard was the given title to an actual correspondence from my piano teacher during her own periods of incarceration in the privation of various school practice rooms which served to fill the looming periods of pupil absenteeism. This literary offering continues the legacy and I now write to you, dear reader, in my own hour of need.
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How To Take Your ABRSM Music Theory Exam Grades 1, 2 and 3 by Sharon Bill.

Taking your ABRSM Music Theory exam can be nerve wracking and nerves can prevent you doing your best in any exam. Good preparation and planning is always the answer to this problem. In this exam guide I give you tried and tested technique, not only how to prepare before the exam but also the best procedure for actually in the exam room.

I’ve been entering pupils for ABRSM Music Theory exams for nearly thirty years and it is not unusual for them to pass with DISTINCTION, some even scoring 100%!
Follow these simple steps and improve your chances of gaining TOP MARKS.
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