Harriet Tyce grew up in Edinburgh and studied English at Oxford University before doing a law conversion course at City University. She practised as a criminal barrister in London for nearly a decade, and recently completed an MA in Creative Writing - Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia.
Farewell My Lovely (2018) (with Antony Dunford, Louise Mangos, Natalie Marlow, Nicola Monaghan, Louise Sharland, Wendy Turbin, Mark Wightman, Freya Wolfe and UEA Crime Writers)
Harriet Tyce recommends
The Hidden Wife (2019)
"Tremendous. Tight plotting and strong writing carries the narrative along to a chilling conclusion."
Lock Me In (2019)
"Intricately plotted, beautifully written with great pace, truly sympathetic characters, and a great twist at the end."
The Man on the Street (2019)
(Jimmy Mullen, book 1)
"The story races along at a cracking pace, lots of tension in the twists and turns, and Jimmy is hugely engaging and complex. It's a rare skill to develop a sympathetic character with such a chequered history for whom one so wants a happy ending. A deeply satisfying read."
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (2020)
"Extraordinarily good, deeply moving and thought provoking with brilliant characterization . . . A very important book."
The Temple House Vanishing (2020)
"Atmospheric, creepy, tense and utterly absorbing - a great literary thriller set in a Catholic girls' boarding school. Loved this."
The Eighth Girl (2020)
Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
"Intricately plotted and sensitively written, The Eighth Girl draws the reader into the dark heart of London's underworld with relentless tension until the shock of the final reveal."
This Lovely City (2020)
"Superb, compelling storytelling, beautifully drawn characters and atmosphere that’s deeply immersive."
Cherry Slice (2020)
(Cherry PI Mystery, book 1)
"If you’re in need of comic distraction (as we all are ) this is extremely funny."
A Dark and Secret Place (2020)
"Creepy and compelling, [Dog Rose Dirt] is a truly disturbing take on a serial killer narrative. I read it heart in mouth!"
The House (2020)
Imogen Robertson and Tom Watson
"A rare view from the inside of the Machiavellian machinations for power . . . Fascinating."
The Searcher (2020)
"With a tension that mounts inexorably throughout, French creates a world whose characters stay with you long after the book is finished. I didn't want it to end."
The Push (2020)
"Huge fun with some very dark moments and brilliantly awful characters. Excellent, twisty plotting."
"Exhilarating. A brilliant combination of knife-sharp locked room mystery with a will they/won't storyline. So cleverly done - I felt like I was there."
Black Widows (2021)
"It's a great hook and a tremendous read - I thoroughly enjoyed this. The tension ramps up all the way to the end and I loved the relationship between the wives."
Call Me Mummy (2021)
"Horrifying and beautiful in equal measure, the characters truly lifelike in their all too human complexities. Brilliantly written and emotionally compulsive. I loved it."
"A superb novel so inventive and so well done. It’s just brilliant."
Greenwich Park (2021)
"Razor-sharp prose, a properly twisty set up, lots of unlikeable characters and a strong feminist undercurrent - it's got the lot! I raced through it. Absolutely loved it."
Tall Bones (2021)
"Tall Bones brilliantly conjures up the oppressive claustrophobia of the small town... Extremely well written... fantastic."
The Killing Kind (2021)
"There’s always the potential for danger in criminal trials, and Casey exploits this brilliantly in this tense and well-plotted novel. I loved it!"
The Therapist (2021)
"Creepy, compelling and very well-written. The Norwegian setting and the questions it poses about crime and punishment are particularly interesting."
The Turnout (2021)
"Abbott creates a dark and mesmerising world and, as always, is so brilliant at portraying women and girls and their competition and complexities ... It makes Black Swan look like a children's story."
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