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."
Black Widows (2020)
"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."
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."
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."
(Philip Taiwo, book 1)
"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."
A Dark and Secret Place (2021)
"Creepy and compelling, [Dog Rose Dirt] is a truly disturbing take on a serial killer narrative. I read it heart in mouth!"
Down by the Water (2021)
"Down By The Water takes the reader on a weekend trip from hell... I loved the classy writing and ever-growing sense of unease in this clever subversion of a classic country house mystery."
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."
The Anomaly (2021)
Hervé Le Tellier
"It's a phenomenal read. I loved how it tied together. So clever yet also so gripping."
The Key in the Lock (2022)
"The perfect read for an autumnal weekend. Atmospheric and rich with evocative detail, I found myself in tears by the end."
The Dictator's Wife (2022)
"Excellent. Horrifying and immersive with strong characterisation and atmosphere."
"Powerful stuff and so beautifully written - like David Peace wrote Alan Warner's The Sopranos and so lyrical, too. You don't care where it's heading, you're just happy to step into the flow and let it take you. Brilliant stuff - this is really very good indeed."
The Hiding Place (2022)
"I loved this. A great police procedural centred on a boarding school with a potent mix of privilege and the fall out from toxic parenting, building up to a gripping, breathless denouement. Great stuff."
A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting (2022)
"This is SO much fun. The most pleasing homage to Georgette Heyer with a thoroughly modern sensibility all of its own. Tremendous stuff."
That Green Eyed Girl (2022)
Julie Owen Moylan
"I loved this. Dovie and Ava are both such compelling characters and the evocation of time and place so strong - I was irresistibly drawn into their stories. Sad, rage-inducing and uplifting - a very emotional read."
Truly, Darkly, Deeply (2022)
"Original and clever - an incredibly tense read which pulled me inexorably along to its chilling denouement."
The Black Dog (2022)
"I've just finished THE BLACK DOG with a massive lump in my throat - what a brilliant book. Touching, raucous, visceral and really funny with some moments of real profundity."
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