I have published 3 books, The Moon is Following Me (2010), Feather Your Tingaling (2012), and am about to launch
Cassie P Caribbean PI, the first in a series introducing Cassie Providence, the Caribbean's first female Private Investigator.
A selection of reviews for my books
The Moon is Following Me "Browne has a gift for creating memorable and appealing characters and for placing them in unlikely situations."¢ Maeve Tynan, Wasafiri
"Browne delights in making his characters swim against the currents of their lives. He couples this with a deft turn of phrase and an eye for detail that makes otherwise commonplace moments sparkle." Ann Morgan, St Vincent & the Grenadines: journeys
Feather Your Tingaling "Browne's use of folklore as a key thematic tool laces each story with an element of other-timeliness as well as contemporaneous relevance." Natsayi Sithole, Wasafiri
I enjoyed getting to know Cassie P and those around her, who support her and allow her to be the person she aspires to be.
Some of the cases are more dramatic than others, but all of them are entertaining, full of humour and have a sense of being in the Caribbean. You know Cassie's going to solve the case, but who she meets along the way, and why, is what really captures your attention and makes you want to hurry to read the book.
by Barbara S
The first book in what I hope will be a series features “Private Investigator” Cassie P’s first six cases since leaving the police force. From the theft of a cutlery set by two warring sisters to the murder of a business man after a dance, Cecil’s characters leap off the page and draw the reader in to their charm and warmth. No more so than the lead Cassie P whose tenacity and humour has you rooting for her to get to the bottom of the various mysteries.
The evocative nature of Cecil’s writing transported me to St Vincent and the Grenadines which was a much needed escape over lockdown in the UK. Cecil’s affection for the island shines through and you can’t help but wonder if some of the characters are based on real life citizens of SVG. The thrilling suspense and colourful narrative throughout makes this book a real page turner and an absolute pleasure to read.
I can’t wait to follow Cassie through the next cases in her new found career and transport myself back to those beautiful islands.
by Beth Gallagher
I was born in St Vincent and the Grenadines and came to England in 1970 to join my parents. I was Head of Maths at a Further Education college in West London for 10 years. A passionate Caribbean man, I love cricket, soca, reggae, in fact all things West Indian. I was a half-marathon runner, I enjoy solving cryptic crosswords, and am passionate about Caribbean history. I am married and we have two daughters, Ama, 33, and Sable, 18. My short story, Coming Off the Long Run was published in So Many Islands, an anthology of writing from the Caribbean, Indian and Pacific, in London in 2018.