Helen Smith

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Helen Smith is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, The Crime Writers Association and English PEN. She traveled the world when her daughter was small, doing all sorts of strange jobs to support them both – from cleaning motels to working as a magician's assistant – before returning to live in London where she wrote her first novel. She's the author of Alison Wonderland, Being Light, The Miracle Inspector and the Emily Castles mystery series as well as children's books, poetry and plays.

Helen Smith's books have reached number one on Amazon's bestseller lists in the US, UK, Canada and Germany. Her first b
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message 18: by Helen

Helen Smith Thanks, Joann.

Enjoy your weekend.


message 17: by Joann

Joann Hi Helen - thank you for the friend request. Please feel free to add me to you mailing list. Have a great day!


message 16: by Helen

Helen Smith Georgia wrote: "Hi Helen,

Of course I remember reviewing your book The Miracle Inspector, haha. At some point I really must get around to reading Beyond Belief.

Have a wonderful day,

Georgia"


You have a wonderful day, too, Georgia. Thanks for the review. I hope you enjoy Beyond Belief when you get to it. They're very different books - BB is much cheerier, despite the body count.


message 15: by Georgia

Georgia Hi Helen,

Of course I remember reviewing your book The Miracle Inspector, haha. At some point I really must get around to reading Beyond Belief.

Have a wonderful day,

Georgia


message 14: by Helen

Helen Smith Thanks, Holly!


message 13: by Holly

Holly Hi Helen, thanks for connecting with me here on Goodreads! :-)

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message 12: by Helen

Helen Smith Hi Beth! Great to meet you here.


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Beth Hi Helen,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow crime writer!


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Jessa Callaver Thanks for the friend request Helen! =]
All the best,
Jessa C.


Christina Hi Helen! Thanks for the friends request! (: Please message me with more information regarding the book you'd like reviewed! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Savannah Helen, thank you for the friendship.
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Gary Revel It's great to have you as a friend HELEN:

My memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and other book sellers worldwide. It includes details of my birth, youth, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record THEY SLEW THE DREAMER about the MLK assassination.

Paperback and Nook Book

Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.


William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/Bookstor...
Best wishes, William


Christie Thanks for the friendship, Helen!


William O'Brien Hi Helen - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


Darcia Helle Thanks for the add, Helen! Sounds like you've got a fascinating background to draw inspiration from. I'm looking forward to reading your work.


Robert Hello Helen! So nice to see you! I've added your books and am looking forward to them :)


message 1: by Helen

Helen Smith Yay! I'm new on here - very exciting and interesting to see who's here. Very glad to find you x


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