Dead Pretty

When a local woman is killed, police indifference leads a doctor to begin her own investigation


DEAD PRETTY is the first in a series of murder mysteries about police doctor and part-time GP, Dr Callie Hughes. Readers who like forensics in crime fiction and medical thrillers, like Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series, will particularly enjoy this book. Second book, BODY HEAT, out now!

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Body Heat

Second in the Dr Callie Hughes series, Body Heat tells the story of an arsonist who is accused of murder, but his doctor has doubts.

Guilty Party

Previously published as #YouToo, Guilty Party is the third in the Dr Callie Hughes series and has the police doctor investigating the murders of two lawyers

Vital Signs

4th in the Dr Callie Hughes medical thriller series.

When bodies of immigrants begin to wash up on a Hastings beach, no one would envy police doctor Callie Hughes’ sad job of checking for vital signs or pronouncing death.


Deadly Remedies

5th in the Dr Callie Hughes medical thriller series.

Two elderly people passing is an unremarkable occurrence in the British seaside town of Hastings, and certainly not unusual for police doctor and medical examiner Callie Hughes.

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Murder Lust

6th in the Dr Callie Hughes medical thriller series.

A woman is found dead in a holiday let. There are no signs of sexual assault but her bruised neck and protruding tongue suggest foul play. Callie notes a small mark on the woman’s partly exposed breast.

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When Love Lies Bleeding


A novella inspired by the film The Third Man.

A killer flu pandemic exacerbated by a shortage of the only effective treatment has the West Coast of America in a panic. Journalist Joe Hames, flying in to save his job and cover the story has an ulterior motive: to make contact with his long-lost former girlfriend and love of his life, Cassie.

Joe tries to find Cassie, whilst also trying to get hold of information on why the death toll is higher in California than anywhere else before any of the other journalists that have descended on the city. At the pharmaceutical company where she worked, Joe finds out that Cassie is dead: she was run down by a cable car two weeks earlier.  When he goes to her funeral, he is surprised to find that he has become a person of interest to the police.

Or did she die? Joe begins to suspect that all is not what it seems, and in the fog-drenched streets of San Francisco, Joe unravels the real story resulting in a finale played out at Fisherman’s Wharf. Someone was really going to die this time, and not of the flu.