A.D. Garrett will relaunch  with a new series, writing as Ashley Dyer, in Spring 2018

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Major book deals worldwide

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Truth Will Out continues to receive rave reviewstruth-will-out-quote-card-1-websml

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My brilliant webmaster, Steve Bennett, created a GIF specially for the launch of Truth Will Out, and it’s fantastic! Click on the image below to see the animation.

A new case for Fennimore & Simms…

A mother and daughter are snatched on their drive home from a cinema. The crime has a number of chilling similarities to a cold case Professor Nick Fennimore had been lecturing on. Then Fennimore begins receiving taunting messages – is he being targeted by the kidnapper?

Meanwhile, a photograph emailed from Paris could bring Fennimore closer to discovering the fate of TruthWillOutGIF-64coloursSuzie, his own daughter, now missing for six years. He seeks help from his old friend, DCI Kate Simms, recently returned from the US. But Kate is soon blocked from the investigation… A mother and child’s lives hang in the balance as Fennimore and Simms try to break through police bureaucracy to identify their abductor.

‘Simms and Fennimore are complex, compelling and just plain marvellous.’ Jeffery Deaver


 Mo Hayder raves about Believe No One

An email from Mo Hayder is always welcome – we’ve been mates since we met just prior to the her launch of her chilling debut, Birdman,fifteen years ago. Birdman smlBut when I saw the subject line, ‘Good God!’, I was a tad anxious about opening it (this is Mo Hayder, after all). I clicked the mouse with some trepidation – and nearly had a seizure.

She wrote that she had just finished Believe No One: ‘Not only is this the best book you have written, it is the best book I have read in years,’ she said. ‘If you don’t walk off with a string of prizes for it there is no justice in the world.’ When I’d got my heart-rate down to sub-coronary status, I replied to ask if I could quote her. She phoned me with more praise! Among her comments were: ‘The characters are memorable and the plot-lines live in the mind.’ And the one that really knocked the wind out of me: ‘I don’t have enough superlatives to describe how I feel about this book.’

US hardcover

US hardcover


Reviews of Believe No One in the US

BELIEVE NO ONE has had stunning reviews in the US:

Publishers Weekly: ‘A stellar thriller’ (starred review); Kirkus Reviews ‘Garrett evoke(s) not only the suspense of serial killings, but an emotional triangle and a tantalizingly unresolved crime that keep the pages flying.’ – and Library Journal recommended it to ‘readers who like their… forensic thrillers dark and bloody. . .’

Hardcover currently on offer at AmazonUS

For a full list of reviews, see the US books page on this site.

21st July 2015

BELIEVE NO ONE release in the United States. It’s had terrific reviews from Publishers’ Weekly, who called it a ‘stellar thriller’ (and awarded it a coveted starred review, too!), Kirkus: ‘Garrett evoke(s) not only the suspense of serial killings, but an emotional triangle and a tantalizingly unresolved crime that keep the pages flying.’, and The Library Journal, who recommend it to readers who like their crime reads ‘dark and bloody’. . .

Buy it on AmazonUSBelieve No One US hardcover

Believe No One US hardcover


2nd December 2014

So excited that Everyone Lies has been chosen as one of the Best Mysteries of 2014 by Bookloons

8th November 2014

Crime WarpBelieve No One has been shortlisted for the The Crime Warp New Years Honours Shortlist for UK Crime Novels 2014. (Results published 31st Dec 2014)

7th September 2014

So pleased to be on the BookBitch’s September Win Books list – alongside such luminaries as Lee Child and Robert B Parker. For your chance to win a signed copy of the 1st US edition of Everyone Lies, go to

1st September 2014

The September edition of The Big Thrill (newsletter of International Thriller Writers), is now out – and I’m delighted to be featured – interviewed by the wonderful novelist, Sandra Parshall. Crime and mystery readers everywhere, The Big Thrill is packed with features and interviews about new books by all your favourite authors, as well as those you really need to get to know. And it’s FREE online. Read the feature on the A.D. Garrett collaboration, and EVERYONE LIES at The Big Thrill.

12th May 2014

The Liverpool Echo interviewed me about the Crime Story weekend. Read it on the Liverpool Echo website.

Everyone Lies

Was listed as one of Crimeficreader’s Best books of 2013 and one of the Ten best crime debuts of 2013 by Crime Fiction Lover