Helen sets her books in the area she has lived in for many years. The towns and villages that sit in the shelter of the Pennine hills. This is an area between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills. It offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein.
Helen always planned to write crime novels. But until she retired from full-time work in a local further education college, it had to go on the back burner. Once she did retire - there was no excuse. She now writes full-time. Retirement proper will have to wait!
Currently there are eight books in the 'Calladine & Bayliss' series available - Dead Wrong, Dead Silent, Dead List, Dead Lost, Dead & Buried, Dead Nasty, Dead Jealous and the latest - Dead Bad.
Also available are four books in the 'DI Greco' series - Dark Murder, Dark Houses, Dark Trade, and the latest - Dark Angel.
The latest books featuring DI Matt Brindle has a second in the series - His Third Victim and now, The Other Victim.