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Jane Casey - Author

About the Author

Jane Casey is no stranger to the crime world. Married to a criminal barrister, she’s got the inside track on some of the country’s most dangerous offenders, giving her writing an unsettlingly realistic feel. This authenticity has made her novels international bestsellers and critical successes. They have been nominated for several awards and in 2015 Jane won both the Mary Higgins Clark Award and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for The Stranger You Know and After the Fire, respectively. She is also an active member of Killer Women, a Londonbased group of crime writers. Born in Dublin, Jane now lives in southwest London with her husband and two children.

Featured books by Jane Casey

The Kill

The Kill

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

Their job is to investigate crime - not become the victims...A killer is terrorising London but this time the police are the targets. Urgently re-assigned to investigate a series of brutal attacks on fellow officers, Maeve Kerrigan and her boss Josh Derwent have little idea what motivates the killer's fury against the force. But they know it will only be a matter of time before the killer strikes again.

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Other books by Jane Casey

Cruel Acts

Cruel Acts

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

The Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the 2019 Irish Independent crime fiction book of the year! From award-winning author Jane Casey comes a powerful Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page! Guilty? A year ago, Leo Stone was convicted of murdering two women and sentenced to life in prison. Now he's been freed on a technicality, and he's protesting his innocence. Not guilty? DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are determined to put Stone back behind bars where he belongs, but the more Maeve digs, the less convinced she is that he did it. The wrong decision could be deadly... Then another woman disappears in similar circumstances. Is there a copycat killer, or have they been wrong about Stone from the start? 'Magnificent' Marian Keyes 'Clever, classy crime fiction' Erin Kelly 'Brilliant' Fiona Barton 'Terrific' Sarah Hilary 'I adored this book' Liz Nugent 'Authentic' Jo Spain 'Compulsive' Patricia Gibney 'Powerful' Helen Fields 'Kept me turning the pages long into the night' Rachel Abbott 'Emotional' Sinead Crowley

Cruel Acts

Cruel Acts

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

The Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the 2019 Irish Independent crime fiction book of the year! From award-winning author Jane Casey comes a powerful Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page! How can you spot a murderer? Leo Stone is a ruthless killer - or the victim of a miscarriage of justice. A year ago, he was convicted of the murder of two women and sentenced to life in prison. But now he's free, and according to him, he's innocent. DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are determined to put Stone back behind bars where he belongs, but the more Maeve finds out, the less convinced she is of his guilt. Then another woman disappears in similar circumstances. Is there a copycat killer, or have they been wrong about Stone from the start? 'Magnificent' Marian Keyes 'Clever, classy crime fiction' Erin Kelly 'Brilliant' Fiona Barton 'Terrific' Sarah Hilary 'I adored this book' Liz Nugent 'Authentic' Jo Spain 'Compulsive' Patricia Gibney 'Powerful' Helen Fields 'Kept me turning the pages long into the night' Rachel Abbott 'Emotional' Sinead Crowley

Cruel Acts

Cruel Acts

Author: Jane Casey Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2019

The Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the 2019 Irish Independent crime fiction book of the year! From award-winning author Jane Casey comes a powerful Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page! How can you spot a murderer? Leo Stone is a ruthless killer - or the victim of a miscarriage of justice. A year ago, he was convicted of the murder of two women and sentenced to life in prison. But now he's free, and according to him, he's innocent. DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are determined to put Stone back behind bars where he belongs, but the more Maeve finds out, the less convinced she is of his guilt. Then another woman disappears in similar circumstances. Is there a copycat killer, or have they been wrong about Stone from the start? 'Magnificent' Marian Keyes 'Clever, classy crime fiction' Erin Kelly 'Brilliant' Fiona Barton 'Terrific' Sarah Hilary 'I adored this book' Liz Nugent 'Authentic' Jo Spain 'Compulsive' Patricia Gibney 'Powerful' Helen Fields 'Kept me turning the pages long into the night' Rachel Abbott 'Emotional' Sinead Crowley

Let the Dead Speak: A gripping new thriller (Maeve Kerrigan, Book 7)

Let the Dead Speak: A gripping new thriller (Maeve Kerrigan, Book 7)

Author: Jane Casey Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

'A tremendous sense of suspense' Sunday TimesIn the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Jane Casey, Detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad must navigate a web of lies to discover the truth...A murder without a bodyEighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder.A girl too scared to talkMaeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she's up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is holding something back, but best friend Bethany Norris won't let Maeve get close. What exactly is Bethany protecting Chloe from?A detective with everything to proveAs the team dig deeper into the residents of Valerian Road, no one is above suspicion. All Maeve needs is one person to talk, but that's not going to happen. Because even in a case of murder, some secrets are too terrible to share...

After the Fire Maeve Kerrigan book 6

After the Fire Maeve Kerrigan book 6

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2015

WINNER OF THE IRISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015 Arson, accident or murder? After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was such a right wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate? As Maeve and her senior colleague, Derwent, pick through the wreckage, they uncover the secret world of the 11th floor, where everyone seems to have something to hide...

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2015

'If I hadn't walked into the room at that moment, maybe everything would have worked out differently. Maybe everything would have been all right after all . . .' Port Sentinel may be a beautiful seaside tourist trap, but in the short time Jess Tennant has lived there, it has seen its fair share of tragedy. Tragedy that somehow Jess keeps getting caught up in. A schoolgirl from the town goes missing, leaving her diary behind and a lot of unanswered questions. Has she run away from her unhappy home or is there something much more sinister going on? And can Jess find her before it's too late?

After the Fire

After the Fire

Author: Jane Casey Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Arson, accident or murder?After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was such a right wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate?As Maeve and her senior colleague, Derwent, pick through the wreckage, they uncover the secret world of the 11th floor, where everyone seems to have something to hide...

The Kill

The Kill

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

Their job is to investigate crime - not become the victims...A killer is terrorising London but this time the police are the targets. Urgently re-assigned to investigate a series of brutal attacks on fellow officers, Maeve Kerrigan and her boss Josh Derwent have little idea what motivates the killer's fury against the force. But they know it will only be a matter of time before the killer strikes again.

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Left for Dead

Left for Dead

Author: Jane Casey Format: eBook Release Date: 04/03/2014

A violent rapist is attacking women, leaving them for dead on south London streets. When young police woman Maeve Kerrigan responds to a domestic disturbance, she's horrified to stumble across the latest victim. But as a new recruit-and a female to boot-she'll have to face down not only her own nerves but rampant sexism from her colleagues if she wants to be taken seriously enough to even assist on the case.International bestseller Jane Casey takes Maeve back to her early days as a rookie police woman in Left for Dead--a brilliant novella sure to delight series fans and new readers alike.

Bet Your Life

Bet Your Life

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Jess Tennant has now been living in Port Sentinel for three months, and is just beginning to relax and think of it as home after the murderous events of the summer. But in the small hours of a dark night, a teenage boy is left for dead by the side of the road. Seb Dawson has a serious head injury and may not survive - and Jess decides to find out who beat him up, and why? As she investigates, Jess discovers that Seb was involved in some very dangerous games. A secret predator around girls, he would do whatever it took to abuse them, from lying and blackmail to spiking drinks. Could a group of vengeful victims be behind his attack? Or is there someone else with a grudge against Seb and who will stop at nothing to silence him?

The Stranger You Know (Maeve Kerrigan 4)

The Stranger You Know (Maeve Kerrigan 4)

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

The latest crime thriller featuring detective Maeve Kerrigan - winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award He meets women. He gains their trust. He kills them. That's all Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting. Three women have been strangled in their homes by the same sadistic killer. With no sign of a break-in, every indication shows that they let him in. But the evidence is pointing at a shocking suspect: DI Josh Derwent, Maeve's colleague. Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved, but how well does she really know him? Because this isn't the first time Derwent's been accused of murder...

Left For Dead: A Maeve Kerrigan Story

Left For Dead: A Maeve Kerrigan Story

Author: Jane Casey Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2013

Two women died every week in the UK at the hands of a partner or ex-partner. On average, women endured thirty-five incidents of domestic abuse before contacting the police.And then I showed up the thirty-sixth time and stumbled through my arguments for why the victim should trust us. As if we could save them.It had been two months, and so far I remembered all of their faces. So far, none of them had turned up on the daily briefing as the borough s latest homicide. A violent rapist is attacking women, leaving them for dead on south London streets. Then young police woman Maeve Kerrigan responds to a domestic disturbance and stumbles across the latest victim. But as a new recruit and a female to boot she must battle sexism from her colleagues in her bid to be taken seriously enough to even assist on the case...Jane Casey s bestselling D.C. Kerrigan books have earned her many fans. This exclusive digital short story takes Maeve back to her early days as a rookie police woman.

Last Girl

Last Girl

Author: Jane Casey Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2013

Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character. What she has is persistence, integrity, and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a readers affections. The Irish Independent (UK)Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top echelons of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesnt provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughtersand it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home.When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivorsPhilip and his second-favorite daughter, Lydiaboth claim to have seen nothing, but its clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesnt help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best.In The Last Girl, Jane Casey once again demonstrates her ability to write vivid, three-dimensional characters and spin a gripping, unpredictable mystery.

How to Fall

How to Fall

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

When fifteen-year-old Freya drowns, everyone assumes she's killed herself, but no-one knows why. Her cousin, Jess Tennant, thinks she was murdered - and is determined to uncover the truth. On a summer visit to sleepy Port Sentinel, Jess (who bears a striking resemblance to her dead cousin) starts asking questions - questions that provoke strong reactions from her friends and family, not to mention Freya's enemies. Everyone is hiding something - and Freya herself had more than her fair share of secrets. Can Jess unravel the mystery of her cousin's death? A mystery involving a silver locket, seething jealousy and a cliff-top in the pitch black of night?

The Last Girl (Maeve Kerrigan 3)

The Last Girl (Maeve Kerrigan 3)

Author: Jane Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2012

The teenage girl was the first victim. Her throat cut to the bone, she didn't stand a chance. Her mother was the second. She, at least, had time to fight back. Briefly. Called to the South London crime scene, Maeve Kerrigan's first thought is that this is a domestic dispute gone bad. But the husband - found bloody and unconscious in an upstairs room - insists he's the third victim not the killer. However, the only witness is his young daughter. And she's not talking...