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.

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.

Thank you for visiting,


Contact me at culleyval@yahoo.co.uk