About W&D

Winter & Drew is a small independent publisher of both fiction and drama. Based in Exeter, Devon, W&D currently publishes the works of Jonathan Posner.

Historical Fiction

The Witchfinder’s Well Trilogy

A modern day woman time-travels back to Tudor England and battles to save those she loves – and the future that only she knows!

Part 1 – The Witchfinder’s Well
When a storm sends Justine Parker back in time to Tudor England, she loses her heart to Sir William de Beauvais — but soon realizes he’s caught up in a deadly history. Can she steer him away from an untimely fate and toward their happily ever after?

Part 2 – The Alchemist’s Arms
When Justine Parker – now Lady Mary de Beauvais – discovers there’s another time-traveller from 2015, she sets out across Elizabethan England to find him. But it’s a search that leads her into dreadful danger -threatening not just her own future, but the life of Queen Elizabeth as well. Mary is forced to face her fears and take control – if she wants to save herself and those she loves.

Part 3 – The Sovereign’s Secret
COMING SOON!
Lady Mary de Beauvais becomes a spy for Francis Walsingham and undertakes a desperate secret mission to secure Elizabeth’s throne.
It’s a mission that tests her to the limit – and only her ingenuity, courage and resolve stands between her and disaster.

The Mary Fox Adventures

A fast-paced action adventure series set in Tudor England – featuring a brave, resourceful heroine.

The Broken Sword
When Mary Fox is ordered to marry a sadistic older man, she decides instead to strike out on her own. As a woman in a man’s world, no-one expects her to survive, but Mary is determined to prove them wrong.

Challenged to return the Broken Sword talisman and so break a centuries-old curse, she soon learns how to scheme, fight and outwit those who would drag her back to a life of servitude.

And in doing so, she becomes more than a match for any man.

Other Fiction

Short Stories

Once Upon an Ending
seven engaging new short stories, full of life, love and adventure.

Find out what happens when hard-bitten 1930’s New York detective Roscoe Kemp takes on the mysterious Hershenheimsbecker case in ‘Private Eyes’, and how Granny Vera and Lloyd-George the cat celebrate the new Millennium together.

When Nurse Natalia Davies meets the handsome new doctor in ‘One Summer’, the course of true love does not go smoothly, and when Mr. Alfred meets the gorgeous Zusia in ‘A Windsor Tail’, he soon finds his comfortable world turned upside down.

Plays & Musicals

Plays

Private Eyes
When hard-nosed, hard-bitten, trigger-happy detective Roscoe Kemp first meets the luscious Monique, he knows things are gonna be interesting. But if he knew the web of lies, intrigue, family feuding and gratuitous killing this sassy dame would lead him into, maybe he’da thought twice before kissin’ her so hard…

This light-hearted spoof of 1930’s American detective stories features larger-than-life colourful characters and a fast-moving plot full of quick-fire comedy.

Musicals

Spirit of History
An original book musical which tells the tale of a fiesty modern-day girl who travels back in time to Tudor England. There she encounters witchfinders, a swash-buckling squire, sword-fights, as well as comedy and romance.

The score ranges from romantic ballads to big chorus numbers, with memorable melodies and a modern style.

Score by John Gauntley and Chris Smellie

A Fine Time for Wine
A stirring tale of tender romance, bitter rivalry…
…and damn fine wines!
Who should London Society have turned to for advice on wines in the 1920’s? Was it suave Henry St. Aubyn? Or feisty socialite Stephanie Mulholland?This was one rivalry that had to be settled – in the wine tasting wager to end them all.
It should have been very straightforward; the best cheat wins.
That was until romance got in the way – leading to some entirely unexpected results…

Score by Tony Osborne

Featured Title

The Broken Sword
When Mary Fox is ordered to marry a sadistic older man, she decides instead to strike out on her own. As a woman in a man’s world, no-one expects her to survive, but Mary is determined to prove them wrong.

Challenged to return the Broken Sword talisman and so break a centuries-old curse, she soon learns how to scheme, fight and outwit those who would drag her back to a life of servitude.

And in doing so, she becomes more than a match for any man.

Read the Reviews

Great story, thrilling adventure, cliffhanger ending. Looking forward to the next book.

…this is a very readable book. Jonathan Posner is a professional writer and his stories grab you as soon as you start to read them. They are written in one of my favourite eras – the Tudors, and there is so much detail and you really feel you are back there. There are many twists and turns in this new book… I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good read in the Tudor times and who will be pleased to say about Mary Fox. “Good for you Girl”. Keep up the adventures!

…I would highly recommend this book for its entertainment, historical authenticity and value.

Diabolically good! What makes this novel irresistibly readable is the emotional energy generated by the main character Mary Fox, her ups and downs, drawing parallels to our present times.
Enjoyable to read , full of humor, history, horror and politics. Anyone who enjoys reading historical novels , that are funny, scary, clever and thrilling should choose to read it. Really good fun.

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