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Jo Spain



Jo Spain is vice-chair of business body InterTrade Ireland and a parliamentary assistant in Leinster House. Her first novel With our Blessing is published by Quercus, London and was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy search for a bestseller competition 2014. The book is based on the investigations of a Dublin-based detective team led by Tom Reynolds. It was launched in Ireland in September 2015 and became a top-ten bestseller that month. It will be launched in Britain in 2016 and the rights have been snapped up in Germany. She has received rave reviews from Martin Sixsmith (author of Philomena) and Sinead Crowley (Can anybody help me?) as well as in leading media and blogs.  Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
April 2024

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The Trial
 
Series
Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery
   1. With Our Blessing (2015)
   2. Beneath the Surface (2016)
   3. Sleeping Beauties (2017)
   4. The Darkest Place (2018)
   5. The Boy Who Fell (2019)
   6. After the Fire (2020)
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Novels
   The Confession (2018)
   Dirty Little Secrets (2019)
   Six Wicked Reasons (2020)
   The Perfect Lie (2021)
   The Last to Disappear (2022)
   Don't Look Back (2023)
   The Trial (2024)
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Jo Spain recommends
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Five Bad Deeds (2023)
Caz Frear
"Layered characters, gut-punching twists and beautifully written. This is addictive reading from Caz."
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Freeze (2023)
Kate Simants
"Superb. Utterly claustrophobic and chilling, the perfect icy read."
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Dirt (2023)
(Jonny Murphy Files, book 1)
Sarah Sultoon
"A powerhouse writer."

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