Jane Isaac is an English author of crime fiction. She is the author of three bestselling detective series DCI Helen Lavery, DI Will Jackman, and DC Beth Chamberlain.
Before she began writing, Jane Isaac had a career in the civil service. The turning point for her was the year she and her husband went on a trip around the world. First, she kept a travel journal, then she enrolled in a creative writing course and started writing articles for newspapers and magazines.
"When I finished my first book, An Unfamiliar Murder, I was still studying creative writing and my tutor encouraged me to submit it to agents. I didn’t expect a positive response, so you can imagine my surprise when two literary agents expressed an interest," says Jane Isaac.
Her debut novel was nominated as best mystery in the "eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013". Jane Isaac was runner-up, ‘Writers Bureau Writer of the Year 2013'.
She went on to write detectives, penning ten books in three successful series.
In 2021, Jane began working in the psychological suspense genre for the first time, releasing One Good Lie. It was followed by the psychological thriller One Fatal Secret (2022). Both books were well-received by critics.
Jane Isaac lives in rural Northamptonshire with her detective husband, daughter, and dogs.
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