A sequel to "The Ashgrove", "Death's Dark Vale" is also set in St Croix, in a France under German occupation.When Adelaide Anson-Gravetty discovers she is not who she thought she was, her search for her true family leads her to the convent of Our Lady of Mercy in St Croix. The defeat of France brings German occupation to the village, where the nuns are caught up in a war that threatens both their beliefs and their lives.Involved with the resistance and British agents, Adelaide and the sisters truly walk in the valley of the shadow of death as they try to protect the innocent from the evil menace of the Nazi war machine.
Diney Costeloe, the daughter of a London publisher, and encouraged by her father, has written stories and poems all her life. Trained as a primary school teacher, she has worked in the East End of London and in the private sector. To date she has published ten romantic novels under the name of Diney Delancey, several short stories in magazines and on the radio and many articles and poems. She has also written two further books under the name of Diney Costeloe, Dartmouth Circle and The Ashgrove.