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Janice Hallett

A former magazine editor and award-winning journalist,  Janice Hallett has written speeches and articles for, among others, the Cabinet Office, Home Office and Department for International Development. 

In screenwriting, Janice's first feature film RETREAT was released by Sony Pictures (co-written and directed by Carl Tibbetts) which starred Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton and Jamie Bell. Janice’s stage plays have been performed at Theatre503, The White Bear, Hen & Chickens and TheatreN16. She was also one of six female playwrights selected by All The Rage Theatre for its Seize The Stage festival at Rich Mix. Her play NETHERBARD has twice been performed by Budding Rose Productions. Janice has had television scripts in development with Slim Film & TV and with Retort (part of FreemantleMedia). Her sitcom TWO LADIES was  performed at the Museum of Comedy in June 2019.​Janice was selected for the Triforce Creative Network year-long mentoring scheme and featured on the BBC New Talent Hotlist. She won Best New Screenplay in the 2014 British Independent Film Festival.


Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
August 2024

The Examiner
Fairway Players
   1. The Appeal (2021)
   2. The Christmas Appeal (2023)
Janice Hallett recommends
A Lesson in Cruelty (2024)
Harriet Tyce
"A Lesson in Cruelty is a masterclass in the dark art of plotting. A propulsive read that crafts a scintillating and vivid story out of characters that gnaw and claw from the page. This is a great crime novel, and the chills last long after the final page is turned. Absolutely stunning."
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers (2024)
Samuel Burr
"Bursting with humour, humanity and wit. A delightful treat for puzzle fans and anyone who has a heart."
The Stars Turned Inside Out (2024)
Nova Jacobs
"This is a classic murder mystery set in the world of particle physics, and it's a dark matter indeed! Intelligent, thoughtful and brimming with energy, The Stars Turned Inside Out explores the human drive to uncover the truth, whether that's solving the mysteries of the universe or the brutal murder of an enigmatic physicist. Science, love, greed, and betrayal collide in a tense read that never loses its deliciously eerie edge."

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