M. J. Arlidge - Author

About the Author

M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years specializing in high-end drama production, including prime-time crime serials Torn, The Little House and, most recently, Undeniable. Currently writing for the hit BBC series Silent Witness, Arlidge is also piloting original crime series for both UK and US networks. In 2015 his audio exclusive Six Degrees of Assassination was a number one bestseller.

His debut thriller, Eeny Meeny was the UK's bestselling crime debut of 2014. It was followed by the bestselling Pop Goes the Weasel and The Doll's House. Liar Liar is the fourth DI Helen Grace thriller.

Author photo © Bill Waters 2014

Featured books by M. J. Arlidge

Pop Goes the Weasel Di Helen Grace 2

Pop Goes the Weasel Di Helen Grace 2

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Starring returning heroine Detective Inspector Helen Grace Pop Goes the Weasel is the latest heart-stopping thriller from M.J. Arlidge, author of Richard &Judy Book Club pick Eeny Meeny. This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo . (Judy Finnigan). A man's body is found in an empty house. His heart has been cut out and delivered to his wife and children. He is the first victim, and Detective Inspector Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night? The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives. Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is - or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase... M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace . (Daily Mail). Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent . (Sun). A macabre, theatrical thriller that gripped me with every twist . (Woman and Home). M. J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years. In the last five years Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV, including Torn, The Little House and Undeniable, broadcast in spring 2014. Currently writing for Silent Witness, Arlidge is also piloting original crime series for both UK and US networks. Debut thriller Eeny Meeny, which introduces Detective Inspector Helen Grace, has sold to publishers around the world.

Other books by M. J. Arlidge

Down to the Woods DI Helen Grace 8

Down to the Woods DI Helen Grace 8

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

THE EIGHTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE There is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it's innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here... DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? And what do their murders signify? Is a psychopath stalking the forest? Is there an occult element to the killings? Could the murders even be an offering to the Forest itself? Helen must walk into the darkness to discover the truth behind her most challenging, most macabre case yet. *** PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'Daily Mail 'Chilling stuff' Fabulist 'A chilling read' My Weekly 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow' Sunday Sport 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner 'Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet' Will Lavender

Down to the Woods DI Helen Grace 8

Down to the Woods DI Helen Grace 8

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2018

THE EIGHTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE There is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it's innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here... DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? And what do their murders signify? Is a psychopath stalking the forest? Is there an occult element to the killings? Could the murders even be an offering to the Forest itself? Helen must walk into the darkness to discover the truth behind her most challenging, most macabre case yet. *** PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'Daily Mail 'Chilling stuff' Fabulist 'A chilling read' My Weekly 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow' Sunday Sport 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner 'Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet' Will Lavender

Love Me Not DI Helen Grace 7

Love Me Not DI Helen Grace 7

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

THE SEVENTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE -------- A blood-red sunrise Just after 7 AM DI Helen Grace stumbles on a dead woman lying in a country road. She has been brutally shot for no apparent reason. Two hours later At gunpoint a shopkeeper is forced to close up by two assailants. Before the police can get inside a single gunshot rings out. A rampage of revenge? Over one long day the town of Southampton is terrorized by two young killers who appear to be killing at random. For DI Helen Grace, it's a race against time. Uncover why they're doing this and who's next or always be a step behind - until the sun sets on this bloody killing spree. PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Chills to the bone' Daily Mail 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'Chilling stuff' Fabulist 'A chilling read' My Weekly 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow' Sunday Sport 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner 'Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet' Will Lavender

Love Me Not DI Helen Grace 7

Love Me Not DI Helen Grace 7

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

A blood-red sunrise Just after 7 AM DI Helen Grace stumbles on a dead woman lying in a country road. She has been brutally shot for no apparent reason. Two hours later At gunpoint a shopkeeper is forced to close up by two assailants. Before the police can get inside a single gunshot rings out. A rampage of revenge? Over one long day the town of Southampton is terrorized by two young killers who appear to be killing at random. For DI Helen Grace, it's a race against time. Uncover why they're doing this and who's next or always be a step behind - until the sun sets on this bloody killing spree.

Love Me Not

Love Me Not

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: eBook Release Date: 18/05/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Love Me Not by M. J. Arlidge, read by Elizabeth Bower. She Loves Me A womans body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene its clear shes looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother? She Loves Me Not Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killers choices? She Loves Me Who lives? Who dies? Whos next? The clock is ticking. She Loves Me Not If Helen cant solve this deadly puzzle then more blood will be shed. But any mistake and it might be her own ... Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years JEFFERY DEAVER The new Jo Nesbo JUDY FINNIGAN Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping SUN

Love Me Not DI Helen Grace 7

Love Me Not DI Helen Grace 7

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2017

THE SEVENTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE She Loves Me A woman's body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it's clear she's looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother? She Loves Me Not Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer's choices? She Loves Me Who lives? Who dies? Who's next? The clock is ticking. She Loves Me Not If Helen can't solve this deadly puzzle then more blood will be shed. But any mistake and it might be her own ... ** This title was originally announced as Follow My Leader ** PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone' Daily Mail 'Chilling stuff' Fabulist 'A chilling read' My Weekly 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow' Sunday Sport 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner 'Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet' Will Lavender

Running Blind

Running Blind

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Running Blind by M.J. Arlidge, read by Grace Saif. New to the police force, WPC Helen Grace is assigned to her first clear-cut case. Sure theres something sinister beneath the surface, Helen has a bad feeling . . . but whos going to take the word of a rookie? Fresh out of Police College, 18-year-old WPC Helen Grace is the first to arrive on the scene of a fatal collision. Her colleagues see nothing amiss, convinced that the young mans death was a tragic accident. But Helen is not so sure. Who is their mystery victim? Why would he risk life and limb running across a busy highway? And what might he have been running from? Theres a dark secret lurking amid the quiet fields of Hampshire, one that Helen is determined to uncover. In this ebook novella, rookie Helen Grace discovers what its like to be a woman in a mans world, facing impossible odds as she races against time to save vulnerable lives.

Love Me Not DI Helen Grace 7

Love Me Not DI Helen Grace 7

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2017

THE SEVENTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE She Loves Me A woman's body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it's clear she's looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother? She Loves Me Not Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer's choices? She Loves Me Who lives? Who dies? Who's next? The clock is ticking. She Loves Me Not If Helen can't solve this deadly puzzle then more blood will be shed. But any mistake and it might be her own ... PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone' Daily Mail 'Chilling stuff' Fabulist 'A chilling read' My Weekly 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow' Sunday Sport 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner 'Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet' Will Lavender

Hide and Seek DI Helen Grace 6

Hide and Seek DI Helen Grace 6

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

'A great set-up, and Arlidge keeps the tension ratcheted up throughout' Sunday Times Crime Club Detective Inspector Helen Grace has spent her whole life running. From the past. From herself. From everyone who's ever tried to get close to her. She's spent her whole life hiding. Behind the badge. Behind her reputation as one of the country's best detectives. Until - framed for murder - she became one of its most high-profile prisoners. Now there is nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Because HMP Holloway is a place of dark days and long nights with dangers at every turn. Despised by the inmates and reviled by the guards, Helen must face her nightmare alone. And then a carefully mutilated body is found in a locked cell. Now Helen must find a ruthless serial killer. Before the killer finds her. AFTER Little Boy Blue FIND OUT WHAT AWAITS DI HELEN GRACE IN THE SIXTH THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. J. ARLIDGE: Hide and Seek PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' Jeffery Deaver 'The new Jo Nesbo' Judy Finnigan 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' The Sun 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone' The Daily Mail 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'An orchestration of tension that is always fluid and cinematic, Arlidge's writing grabs the reader by the throat - as does his single-minded, unconventional heroine' Crimetime

No Way Back

No Way Back

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2016

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of No Way Back - A DI Helen Grace short by M. J. Arlidge, read by Rosie Jones. A treat for fans of DI Helen Grace: an ebook short story from Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author M. J. Arlidge. Jodies arriving at her third childrens home. Shes only fifteen. Maybe this time will be different. Shell be safe. Looked after. But the truth is Jodie has no one left to protect her. She must defend herself. She must change. PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years JEFFERY DEAVER The new Jo Nesbo JUDY FINNIGAN Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping SUN DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone Daily Mail Chilling stuff Fabulist A chilling read My Weekly A grisly, gripping thriller Sunday Mirror Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidges fledgling army of fans is about to grow Sunday Sport Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing! Lisa Gardner Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. Its scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet Will Lavender A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller thats sure to become another bestseller Huffington Post

Little Boy Blue DI Helen Grace 5

Little Boy Blue DI Helen Grace 5

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

THE FIFTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M J ARLIDGE 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER ***** There are some fates worse than death . . . Called to a Southampton nightclub, Detective Inspector Helen Grace cuts the duct tape from the asphyxiated victim and discovers she knows him. A man from the double life she has concealed from her superiors, Helen is determined to find his murderer - while keeping their relationship hidden at all costs. When a new victim is found, Helen works around the clock to stop her life unravelling. She'll do anything to solve this case - but dare she reveal her own darkest secrets and lose everything? And would even that be enough to stop this killer? PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone' Daily Mail 'Chilling stuff' Fabulist 'A chilling read' My Weekly 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow' Sunday Sport 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner 'Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet' Will Lavender 'A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that's sure to become another bestseller' Huffington Post

Little Boy Blue DI Helen Grace 5

Little Boy Blue DI Helen Grace 5

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

THE FIFTH DI HELEN GRACE THRILLER BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M J ARLIDGE, for the first time in hardback 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER ***** Detective Inspector Helen Grace is no stranger to tragedy. But when a body is found in a Southampton nightclub, the death cuts too close to the bone. Hiding her personal connection to the victim - and a double-life which must remain secret at all costs - Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her team around the clock to chase down every lead. As the killer strikes again, the investigation takes its toll not only on Helen but also her senior officers. Tempers flare, friendships fray and Helen faces an impossible choice. Confess her sins and lose control of the case? Or keep living a lie, protecting her darkest secrets, and risk getting trapped in this tangled web? But whatever she does, this killer will not stop until the truth is revealed: there are some fates worse than death . . . PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone' Daily Mail 'Chilling stuff' Fabulist 'A chilling read' My Weekly 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow' Sunday Sport 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner 'Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet' Will Lavender 'A fast-paced, twisting police procedural and thriller that's sure to become another bestseller' Huffington Post

Doll's House

Doll's House

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

Detective Helen Grace is on the trail of a twisted serial killer in this riveting thriller in the ';gripping' (USA Today) international bestselling series.Ruby wakes up in a strange room. Her captor calmly explains that no one is looking for her. No one wants her. Except him.When the body of a woman is found buried on a secluded beach, Detective Helen Grace is called to the scene. She knows right away that the killer is no amateur. The woman has been dead for years, and no one has even reported her missing. But why would they? She's still sending text messages to her family.Helen is convinced that a criminal mastermind is at work: someone very smart, very careful, and worst of all, very patient. But as she struggles to piece together the killer's motive, time is running out for a victim who is still alive...

Pop Goes the Weasel

Pop Goes the Weasel

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

From the international bestselling author of Eeny Meeny comes the second thriller in the ';truly excellent series'* featuring Detective Helen Grace.A man's body is found in an empty house.A gruesome memento of his murder is sent to his wife and children.He is the first victim, and Detective Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night?The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives.Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer isor what is waiting for her at the end of the chase....From the Trade Paperback edition.

Liar Liar DI Helen Grace 4

Liar Liar DI Helen Grace 4

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

In the dead of night, three raging fires light up the city skies. It's more than a tragic coincidence. For DI Helen Grace the flames announce the arrival of an evil she has never encountered before. Because this is no firestarter seeking sick thrills, but something more chilling: a series of careful, calculating acts of murder. But why were the victims chosen? What's driving the killer? And who will be next? A powder keg of fear, suspicion and dread has been laid. Now all it needs is a spark to set it off...

Eeny Meeny

Eeny Meeny

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2015

The "e;dark, twisted, thought-provoking"e; (#1New York TimesbestsellerTami Hoag)international bestsellerfirst in the new series featuring Detective Helen Grace.Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive.It's a game more twisted than any Detective Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn't spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn't believe them.Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, but this casewith its seemingly random victimshas her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense....

The Doll's House DI Helen Grace 3

The Doll's House DI Helen Grace 3

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

A young woman wakes in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who kidnapped her. So begins her terrible nightmare. The body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing - her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. For DI Helen Grace it's chilling evidence that she's chasing a twisted monster who is clever and resourceful - a predator who's killed before. As Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she relaises she's in a desperate race against time...

Pop Goes the Weasel Di Helen Grace 2

Pop Goes the Weasel Di Helen Grace 2

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Starring returning heroine Detective Inspector Helen Grace Pop Goes the Weasel is the latest heart-stopping thriller from M.J. Arlidge, author of Richard &Judy Book Club pick Eeny Meeny. This is going to be as big as Jo Nesbo . (Judy Finnigan). A man's body is found in an empty house. His heart has been cut out and delivered to his wife and children. He is the first victim, and Detective Inspector Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home in the dead of night? The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives. Helen can sense the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is - or what is waiting for her at the end of the chase... M. J. Arlidge has created a genuinely fresh heroine in DI Helen Grace . (Daily Mail). Taut, fast-paced, truly excellent . (Sun). A macabre, theatrical thriller that gripped me with every twist . (Woman and Home). M. J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years. In the last five years Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV, including Torn, The Little House and Undeniable, broadcast in spring 2014. Currently writing for Silent Witness, Arlidge is also piloting original crime series for both UK and US networks. Debut thriller Eeny Meeny, which introduces Detective Inspector Helen Grace, has sold to publishers around the world.

Pop Goes the Weasel DI Helen Grace 2

Pop Goes the Weasel DI Helen Grace 2

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

A man's body is found in an empty house. His heart has been cut out and delivered to his family. He is the first victim, and DI Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why would a happily married man be this far from home at night? The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse: a serial killer preying on family men who lead hidden double lives. Helen senses the fury behind the murders. But what she cannot possibly predict is how volatile this killer is - or what awaits at the end of the chase...

Eeny Meeny DI Helen Grace 1

Eeny Meeny DI Helen Grace 1

Author: M. J. Arlidge Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

A young couple wakes disorientated, trapped and without food or water. There's no escape. Instead there's a gun loaded with a single bullet and a mobile phone with charge enough only to deliver a short message: when one of you kills the other, the survivor will walk free Other pairs are soon taken. The victims appear to be chosen at random, but the planning is meticulous. And until DI Helen Grace can establish a connection, a twisted killer will remain out of reach. A breakthrough is elusive, but then the investigation begins to turn full circle . . .

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