Hi, I’m Isabella Bassett and, like Anne, of the Old Bookshop Mysteries series, I moved with my husband to Switzerland for his job. But unlike Anne, I never had doubts about my decision.

I live in one of the picturesque towns of Southern Switzerland, tucked in the folds of the Alps, about which I write. Like Anne, I love exploring old places with forgotten histories. The idea for this series came to me when walking through the winding cobbled alleys of Ascona. I wondered about all the secrets the tall stone walls might be hiding. So I invented a mystery series where I weave together bits of intriguing Swiss history into cozy murder mystery puzzles. 

swiss cozy murder mysteries Ascona
Ascona, Southern Switzerland – Old Town and Lake Maggiore