Bea has spent much time among the wealthy patrons of “The Sport of Kings”, and in the venues where their horses compete – Royal Ascot, Longchamps, Dubai – and her familiarity with its places and people enables her to recreate in her writing the authentic atmosphere and background of this colorful world.
She is a member of social clubs on both sides of the Atlantic –The UK Racehorse Owners Association, The Jockey Club Rooms at Newmarket, The Cavalry and Guards, The Landsdowne, The European Atlantic and Boodle’s Ladies Annex in London, and in the United States The Capitol Hill Club, (Washington DC), the Bath and Tennis (Palm Beach) The Colonial Dames of America and the DAR. She also belongs to the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club, and the Monaco Yacht Club.
She supports a number of international charitable organizations – Lambeth Palace Library, St. John Opthalmic Hospital, Help the Aged, The Order of St. Lazarus and the Red Cross among them.
Following in the tradition of English woman authors of crime fiction established by such distinguished writers as Agatha Christie and P.D. James her first work of fiction was Murder By Medicine published by SleuthHound Books in 2008, followed by The Happy Harrow Murder Trilogy in 2009 and Vampire Murders in Morocco in 2010. Each is set in the international world of thoroughbred racing and featuring her Kentuckian girl-jockey and detective Hillary “Happy” Harrow.