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Helen Fields studied law at the University of East Anglia, then went on to the Inns of Court School of Law in London. After completing her pupillage, she joined chambers in Middle Temple where she practised criminal and family law for thirteen years. After her second child was born, Helen left the Bar.

Together with her husband David, she runs a film production company, acting as script writer and producer. Perfect Remains is set in Scotland, where Helen feels most at one with the world. Helen and her husband now live in Hampshire with their three children and two dogs.

Genres: Mystery
New Books
March 2023

The Institution
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : Perfect Remains
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2018) : Perfect Death

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The Doll House (2017)
Phoebe Morgan
"Unsettling, insightful, evocative and poignant, Morgan's writing is both delicate and devastating. [The Doll House] will haunt the reader long after the pages are closed."
You Were Made for This (2018)
Michelle Sacks
"A chilling, gut-wrenching thriller."
A Version of the Truth (2019)
B P Walter
"Walter's debut is an assured piece of world-building, with characters both flawed and real, and a crescendo that sweeps you up then crashes you down. Unpredictable, clever & subtly twisted. Loved it."
The Crossing (2020)
(Detective Louise Blackwell, book 1)
Matt Brolly
"Highly recommended."
The Point of No Return (2020)
(Connor Fraser, book 3)
Neil Broadfoot
"Beautifully crafted . . . There's no filler, no exposition, just action, dialogue and layering of tension that'll hold you breathless until the very end."
Geiger (2021)
Gustaf Skördeman
"The very definition of a thriller. Plotting as good as Lee Child, pacing as good as Harlan Coben but with a completely original voice. Absolutely brilliant."
The Colours of Death (2021)
(Inspector Isabel Reis, book 1)
Patricia Marques
"Marques sets Lisbon alight with this beautifully drawn thriller. Gifted detective Isabel Reis is everything we want from our protagonists - original and compelling, unique and fascinating. A story that'll leave you red-eyed and sleep deprived, The Colours of Death is a bold, compelling police drama a step beyond the ordinary with writing to match."
What Planet Can I Blame This On? (2021)
Ellie Pilcher
"Wry, witty, insightful, fast-paced and just great fun."
Five Minds (2021)
Guy Morpuss
"Guy Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. Tense, dark, gritty and high-concept, it's a feast of a book."
On the Edge (2021)
(Jen Shaw, book 1)
Jane Jesmond
"A proper nerve-shredder of a tale. Literary Cornwall has rarely been so magnificently menacing. Hold on tight. You won't be able to let go until the very last page!"
The Staycation (2022)
Cressida McLaughlin
"As hot & steamy as a freshly made hot chocolate, and as sweet & comforting as the whipped cream & sprinkles that go on top."
It Ends At Midnight (2022)
Harriet Tyce
"Fantastic, intricately plotted, skillfully woven and beautifully tricky."
The Sinner (2022)
Caroline England
"The duchess of dark domestic noir."
The Half Burnt House (2023)
Alex North
"One of those books that made me wish I'd written it. North wields suspense like a blade. Breath-taking and terrifying."

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