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Jane Isaac

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Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective and they live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their daughter and dogs. Jane's debut novel, An Unfamiliar Murder, introduces DCI Helen Lavery and was nominated as best mystery in the 'eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013.'

The Truth Will Out, the second in the DCI Helen Lavery series, was nominated as 'Thriller of the Month - April 2014' by E-thriller.com and winner of 'Noveltunity book club selection - May 2014'.

Jane' s seventh novel, Presumed Guilty, is the second in the highly acclaimed DC Beth Chamberlain (Family Liaison Officer) series. The third DC Beth Chamberlain novel is scheduled for release in 2020.

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Jane Isaac I think my ideas come from a mixture of an over active imagination and nosiness! I’ve always been a great people-watcher and I like to imagine putting…moreI think my ideas come from a mixture of an over active imagination and nosiness! I’ve always been a great people-watcher and I like to imagine putting ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, taking them out of their comfort zone and watching how they react.

For Before It’s Too Late, it was the idea of what would happen if someone was kidnapped and kept hostage in a disused pit in the Warwickshire countryside. What would they go through, how would they feel, as the police work around the clock to try to find them and track down their abductor? I enjoyed intertwining the storylines so that we saw the investigation from both the victim and the detective.
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Jane Isaac I'm currently working on an opening and outline for the third DI Will Jackman novel, which will hopefully be published in 2017, and enjoying throwing …moreI'm currently working on an opening and outline for the third DI Will Jackman novel, which will hopefully be published in 2017, and enjoying throwing new ideas around. (less)
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“at the floor, cursing her clumsiness. As he returned, and started to sweep the shards of glass out of the thin pile carpet, she fastened her backpack and shot another look”
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“I’ve always been captivated by what happens when extraordinary events touch the lives of ordinary people. For the most part, our lives are relatively untouched by the police. What happens if we are forced into such a situation? How would we react? My novels are detective fiction with a psychological edge, inspired by this fascination.”
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“him again.” That thought hadn’t occurred to Anna. She pondered it for a moment, before she said, “Why do you think he was killed in my”
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message 3: by Tom

Tom Greer Hi, Jane, thanks for friending me on Goodreads. My new crime novel, Death Comes Calling, is now available from Kindle ebook and paperback form, so please feel free to take a look via the Amazon UK link at the bottom.

The Kindle price is £2.99 and the paperback price is £9.32.

A successful career woman is found dead on the floor of her North London kitchen with her throat brutally slashed. Beside the body lies a half-open razor with a single droplet of blood at the tip of an otherwise pristine blade.

However, the forensics prove this razor can’t be the murder weapon, and when another successful career woman is found murdered a few days later, again in her kitchen, again with her throat cut and again with a blood-tipped half-open razor placed beside her body, Detective Chief Inspector John Gore of the Metropolitan Police fears he has a potential serial killer on his hands.

As the body count rises the pressure is mounting on Gore to quickly find and stop the killer.

Meanwhile someone is sending him taunting notes, each headed, Death Comes Calling, and Gore begins to realise the killer is playing mind games not just with the police, but with him personally. The question is…why?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089NHM8W1

Thanks, Tom.


Christine Hatfield Jane I was wondering if you can autograph your book called the truth will out and send it to me in the mail for me please


message 1: by Terry

Terry Drake thank you for befriending me. I have a book siging in Manhattan KS on 8/23


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