Hello and welcome to my website.

I’m Val Culley, the author of The Body Parts in the Library – a Library Ladies mystery set in an English village.

It is a cosy crime novel featuring a brand new detective duo, library assistants Sallie Parker and Jo Pudsey. I have always been a huge advocate of libraries and, since working part time in a library myself, I have become a champion of the role of the library assistant.

My first two crime novels, Death in the High City and The Shooting in Sorrento, feature the detective duo Butler and Bartorelli. One is set in Bergamo in northern Italy and the other in Sorrento in southern Italy.

As well as enjoying writing cosy crime novels, I am fascinated by Italy and all things Italian and write about my favourite destinations for magazines and websites.

Please explore my website, check out my books, see examples of my travel writing and read my blog, where I review classic crime novels from the Golden Age.

Thank you for visiting,


Contact me at val.culley@gmail.com



I love a good crime novel set in Italy and so in 2014 I started Crime Scene Italy to feature the books by my favourite writers, Italian and other nationalities, that are set in an Italian location. Visit www.crimesceneitaly.com

My fascination with Italian history, culture and traditions gave me the idea for my website Italy On This Day, which every day of the year recounts a fascinating story about a person or event that has shaped the history of Italy. Visit www.italyonthisday.com

Check out my destination websites  - www.bestofbergamo.com, www.bestofsorrento.com and www.bestofpadua.co.uk

To see my unique selection of high quality, good value Italian hotels, visit www.bestofitalyhotels.blogspot.com

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