by Jane A. Adams

“There’s a man with a gun standing in my garden. I want something done about it.”

When a man breaks into Mollie Chambers’ house and blows his brains out in front of her, she tells the police that she has never seen him before.

Ex-DI Alec Friedman – her honorary nephew – isn’t so sure. Mollie has lived an eventful life, as the wife of a diplomat, and he knows she is still haunted by the horrors of more than one war. Alec and his blind wife, Naomi, want to help, but prickly Mollie is a private person, and he and Naomi have their own pressing issues: now that Alec has resigned from the police, what should he do next? And where should they make their home?

But while Alec has quit the force, the force hasn’t quit him – his former colleague, DI Barnes, wants to bring him in on the case unofficially, and Alec finds it hard to say no. But just what is it that Mollie has got herself in to? Alec and Naomi only find out just what murky waters they’re wading in when it’s much too late . . .


Adams superbly blends history with her briskly plotted procedural in a dynamic story

Library Journal

The mystery here is solidly constructed, and fans of the Blake series will be well pleased.


Jane A. Adams

Jane A. Adams was born in Leicestershire and still lives there – even though it is too far from the sea. She teaches creative writing and writing skills, mentors other writers for various arts organizations and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Royal Literary Fund Associate Fellow. Her first book, The Greenway, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award and for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award. When not writing she can often be found drawing racing dodos and armoured hares and the occasional octopus.As well as the Henry Johnstone series, Adams is the author of the highly acclaimed Naomi Blake and Rina Martin mystery series.

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Secrets by Jane A. Adams is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801043931st October 2013N/A208$6.99
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Hardback - Large Print978072789371031st August 2018143 X 224mm320$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978072789371030th June 2018143 X 224mm320£22.99
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