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Sophie Littlefield - Author

About the Author

Sophie Littlefield has been nominated for the Edgar, Barry and Macavity awards, has won the Anthony Award. This is her UK debut.

Featured books by Sophie Littlefield

The Moon Pool

The Moon Pool

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast plains of silver snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by flares of orange light. This is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too disappeared from the oilfields where he worked. And no-one seems to care that he is gone. These two women must work together to find their sons. But what they discover might destroy them both...

The Moon Pool

The Moon Pool

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast rolling plains of silvery snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by occasional flares of orange light. It is a landscape both beautiful and terrible. It is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too went missing from the oilfields where he worked. And no-one - not his employers, not the police - seems to care that he is gone. As long as they are alone, these two women will never find out the truth. But if they team up, and help each other, then maybe, just maybe, this freezing wilderness will give them back their sons.

Other books by Sophie Littlefield

The Guilty One

The Guilty One

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Maris used to be a loving, happy mother. Then her daughter was murdered. Who is she now? A man stands on the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. His son killed Maris's daughter. Now she holds his life in her hands. At one word from her, he'll jump... Should Maris let him live, or die? And will this shocking offer free her, or destroy her? This is a powerful thriller about guilt, retribution and motherhood.

Bad Day for Murder, The Stella Hardesty Series 1-4

Bad Day for Murder, The Stella Hardesty Series 1-4

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2016

"e;Crime fiction hasn't seen a character as scrappy, mean, and incredibly appealing as Stella in a long time. (A-)"e;-Entertainment Weekly on A Bad Day for SorryAvailable for the first time in an e-bundle, the first four books in Sophie Littlefield's Anthony and RT Award-winning and Edgar-nominated series featuring the unforgettable Stella Hardesty, a salty heroine who works outside of the law in rural Missouri.A BAD DAY FOR SORRY At first glance, Stella Hardesty looks like a typical housewife. Then she kills her abusive husband with a wrench right before her fiftieth birthday. Now, she's so busy delivering justice, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that she's barely got time to run her sewing shop. When young mother Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help with her no-good husband, Roy Dean, it looks like an easy case until Roy Dean disappears with Chrissy's two-year-old son, Tucker. Stella quickly learns that Roy Dean was involved with some very scary men, as she tries to sort out who's hiding information and who's merely trying to kill her. It's going to take a hell of a fight to get the little boy back home to his mama, but if anyone can do it, it's Stella Hardesty. A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY When a tornado destroys the snack shack at the demolition derby track, pulling up the concrete foundation and unearthing a woman's body, the main suspect in the woman's murder is Neb Donovan---he laid the foundation, and there's some pretty hard evidence pointing to his guilt. Years ago, Neb's wife asked Stella for help getting him sober. Stella doesn't believe the gentle man could kill anyone, and she promises his frantic wife she'll look into it. A BAD DAY FOR SCANDAL When Prosper homegirl turned big-city businesswoman Priss Porter returns to town with a body in her trunk, she calls Stella Hardesty to dispose of it. Her uppity ways don't convince Stella to take the job, and Priss attempts to blackmail her with a snapshot of Stella doing what she does best: curing woman-beaters by the use of force.

Guilty One

Guilty One

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2016

Maris used to be a loving, happy mother. Then her daughter was murdered. Who is she now? A man stands on the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. His son killed Maris's daughter. Now she holds his life in her hands. At one word from her, he'll jump... Should Maris let him live, or die? And will this shocking offer free her, or destroy her? This is a powerful thriller about guilt, retribution and motherhood.

The Guilty One

The Guilty One

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Maris used to be a loving, happy mother. Then her daughter was murdered. Who is she now? A man stands on the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. His son killed Maris's daughter. Now she holds his life in her hands. At one word from her, he'll jump... Should Maris let him live, or die? And will this shocking offer free her, or destroy her? This is a powerful thriller about guilt, retribution and motherhood.

Guilty One

Guilty One

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

From the award-winning author of The Missing Placein which Littlefields writing shines (The Boston Globe)another gripping exploration of the damage people can do to each other, and the resilience they find in themselves.A man stands on the Golden Gate Bridge, poised to jumpif a woman on the other end of the phone tells him to.Mariss safe suburban world was shattered the day her daughter was found murdered, presumably at the hands of the young womans boyfriend. Her marriage crumbling, her routine shattered, Maris walks away from her pampered life as a Bay Area mom the day she receives a call from Ron, father of her daughters killer. Wracked with guilt over his sons actions (and his own possible contribution to them), he asks Maris a single question: should he jump?With a mans life in her hands, Maris must decide, perhaps for the first time, what she truly wants. Retribution? Forgiveness? Or something more? Having lost everything, shes finally free to recreate herself without the confining labels of wife, mother, or mourner. But will this shocking offer free her, or destroy her?

The Moon Pool

The Moon Pool

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast plains of silver snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by flares of orange light. This is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too disappeared from the oilfields where he worked. And no-one seems to care that he is gone. These two women must work together to find their sons. But what they discover might destroy them both...

The Moon Pool

The Moon Pool

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast rolling plains of silvery snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by occasional flares of orange light. It is a landscape both beautiful and terrible. It is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too went missing from the oilfields where he worked. And no-one - not his employers, not the police - seems to care that he is gone. As long as they are alone, these two women will never find out the truth. But if they team up, and help each other, then maybe, just maybe, this freezing wilderness will give them back their sons.

The Moon Pool

The Moon Pool

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast plains of silver snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by flares of orange light. This is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too disappeared from the oilfields where he worked. And no-one seems to care that he is gone. These two women must work together to find their sons. But what they discover might destroy them both...

Horizon (Luna) (An Aftertime Novel, Book 3)

Horizon (Luna) (An Aftertime Novel, Book 3)

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2014

OF LIVING THINGS THERE WERE FEW, BUT THEY CARRIED ONCass Dollar is a survivor. She's overcome the meltdown of civilization, humans turned mindless cannibals, and the many evils of man.But from beneath the devastated California landscape emerges a tendril of hope. A mysterious traveler arrives at New Eden with knowledge of a passageway North-a final escape from the increasingly cunning Beaters. Clutching this dream, Cass and many others follow him into the unknown.Journeying down valleys and over barren hills, Cass remains torn between two men. One-her beloved Smoke-is not so innocent as he once was. The other keeps a primal hold on her that feels like Fate itself. And beneath it all, Cass must confront the worst of what's inside her-dark memories from when she was a Beater herself. But she, and all of the other survivors, will fight to the death for the promise of a new horizon....

House of Glass

House of Glass

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2014

Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield delivers a riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines story about a family put to the ultimate testJen Glass has worked hard to achieve the ideal life: a successful career, a beautiful home in an affluent suburb of Minneapolis, a seemingly perfect family. But inside the Glass house, everything is spinning out of Jen's control. Her marriage to her husband, Ted, is on the brink of collapse; her fifteen-year-old daughter grows more distant each day; and her five-year-old son barely speaks a word. Jen is on the verge of breaking, but nothing could have prepared her for what is to come....On an evening that was supposed to be like any other, two men force their way into the Glasses' home, but what begins as a common robbery takes an even more terrifying turn. Held hostage in the basement for more than forty-eight hours, Jen and Ted must put aside their differences if they are to have any hope of survival. They will stop at nothing to keep their family safe-even if it means risking their own lives.A taut and emotional tale of a family brought together by extraordinary forces, House of Glass is a harrowing exploration of both the lengths a mother will go to protect her children, and the power of tragedy to teach us what truly matters.

Shattered Bond

Shattered Bond

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2013

Detective Joe Bashir enters the glittering world of San Francisco societyand what he discovers will shatter three families. The discovery of a murdered teenager disrupts a fundraiser given by Napa Valley vintner Hale Francesci at the Montair Country Club. While Hale and his wife entertained their guests, their seventeen-year-old daughter Courtney was the last person to see her best friend Ashley Cole alive in a nearby strip mall parking lot. When Detective Joe Bashir begins interviewing Ashleys friends, neighbors, and teachers, suspicion splinters in every direction. Courtney hints of an affair with an older man; rumors fly of a missing sex tape; and Joe discovers troubling details about Ashleys relationships with her addict mother and absentee father. Meanwhile, the Francescis threaten to disrupt the investigation, and Joe struggles to navigate the waters of their elite circle all while fielding his mothers attempts to fix him up with a nice Pakistani girl. Will he bring a killer to justice, and peace to Courtney at last? Shattered Bond is the second Joe Bashir novel from the Edgar-nominated Sophie Littlefield.

Bad Day for Romance

Bad Day for Romance

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Thats no cupid, its a bridesmaid with a crossbow. Stella Hardesty is a seamstress with a sideline job in vigilante justice in this entertaining ebook in the Edgar-nominated and award-winning Bad Day series.Two days before her best friend gets married, Stella Hardesty has nothing more pressing on her mind than fitting into her fluffy pink bridesmaid gown, mixing her next cocktail, and enjoying a romantic weekend with her sometimes beau, BJ Brodersen. Just as shes headed to the bridal shower, word comes that BJ and smokin hot sheriff Goat Jones have gotten into a dustup over Stellas affections. Before Stella can recover from this startling development, more bad news comes along. The ministers niece, the hard-to-love pageant princess Divinity Flycock, has been arrested for the murder of her fianc. The bride begs Stella to clear Divinitys name so that her minister will be able to perform the nuptials. When Stella starts digging into the case, however, she uncovers a world of jealous nightclub singers, firearms dealers, and the ugly underbelly of reality TV. Hot on the trail of the truth, shes distracted by the arrival of the sheriff, who finally seems ready to make a claim for her affections.

Garden of Stones

Garden of Stones

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2013

In the dark days of war, a mother makes the ultimate sacrifice Lucy Takeda is just fourteen years old, living in Los Angeles, when the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor.Within weeks, she and her mother, Miyako, are ripped from their home, rounded up-along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans-and taken to the Manzanar prison camp. Buffeted by blistering heat and choking dust, Lucy and Miyako must endure the harsh living conditions of the camp.Corruption and abuse creep into every corner of Manzanar, eventually ensnaring beautiful, vulnerable Miyako. Ruined and unwilling to surrender her daughter to the same fate, Miyako soon breaks. Her final act of desperation will stay with Lucy forever...and spur her to sins of her own.Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield weaves a powerful tale of stolen innocence and survival that echoes through generations, reverberating between mothers and daughters. It is a moving chronicle of injustice, triumph and the unspeakable acts we commit in the name of love."e;Littlefield has a gift for pacing...page-turning action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions."e; -Publishers Weekly

Blood Bond

Blood Bond

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2012

A fatal hazing accident thirteen years ago comes back to haunt the families involved in this first full-length novel featuring fan favorite detective Joe Bashir. Sexy Pakistani-American Detective Joe Bashir is called to a crime scene in the wealthy foothills of California, where politically ambitious Bryce Englers dinner party is ruined when a guests body is found in a pool of blood. Two days later, Englers beautiful wife Gail lies dead at the foot of a cliff on nearby Mount Diablo. When Joe turns to Gails sister Marva for insight into the family history, he discovers that thirteen years earlier, Gail was responsible for the hazing death of a fellow co-ed. Her then-boyfriend engineered a cover-up that deflected blame onto another girl. As Joe searches out everyone who might still hold a murderous grudge, he realizes there was more to the Engler marriage than meets the eye.

Rebirth (An Aftertime Novel, Book 2)

Rebirth (An Aftertime Novel, Book 2)

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

THE END OF THE WORLD WAS JUST THE BEGINNINGCivilization has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter back-she and Ruthie will be happy. Yet with the first winter, Cass is reminded that happiness is fleeting in Aftertime.Ruthie retreats into silence. Flesh-eating Beaters still dominate the landscape. And Smoke, Cass's lover and strength, departs on a quest for vengeance, one that may end him even if he returns. The survivalist community Cass has planted roots in is breaking apart, too. Its leader, Dor, implores Cass to help him recover his own lost daughter, taken by the totalitarian Rebuilders.And soon Cass finds herself thrust into the dark heart of an organization promising humanity's rebirth-at all costs. Bound to two men blazing divergent paths across a savage land, Cass must overcome the darkness in her own savage, wounded heart, or lose those she loves forever."e;Aftertime is a whole new kind of fierce."e; -Laura Benedict, author of Isabella Moon

Bad Day for Pretty

Bad Day for Pretty

Author: Sophie Littlefield Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2011

A New York Times Notable Book!Stella Hardesty, avenger of wronged women, is getting cozy with Sheriff "e;Goat"e; Jones when a tornado blows none other than Goat's scheming ex-wife, Brandy, through the front door. Adding to the chaos, the tornado destroys the snack shack at the demolition derby track, pulling up the concrete foundation and unearthing a woman's body. The main suspect in the woman's murder is Neb Donovan---he laid the foundation, and there's some pretty hard evidence pointing to his guilt. Years ago, Neb's wife asked Stella for help getting him sober. Stella doesn't believe the gentle man could kill anyone, and she promises his frantic wife she'll look into it. Former client Chrissy Shaw is now employed at Stella's sewing shop and she helps with the snooping as Stella negotiates the unpredictable Brandy and the dangerously magnetic sheriff.This is the thrilling sequel to Sophie Littlefield's critically-acclaimed debut, A Bad Day for Sorry, which won an Anthony Award and an RT Book Award, was an Edgar Award Finalist, and was shortlisted for Barry, Crimespree, and Macavity Awards. Stella Hardesty is a heroine to watch---join her on this next adventure for as fiercely funny and riveting a story as there is to be found in crime fiction.

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