The wait is over and the “Queen of Crime” is back…

We are thrilled to announce that bestselling author Mel Sherratt has signed a further two-book deal with HarperCollins / Avon for the next two books in her gripping, twisty DS Grace Allendale series.

The third book in this brilliant series is Liar Liar – set to be published on 10th February 2020 in eBook, and 16th March 2020 in paperback and ebook.

The fourth in the series is yet to be titled, and is due for publication in Autumn 2020.

Here’s a sneak preview of Liar Liar

The truth can be a dangerous thing…

When a young boy falls from a balcony in a block of flats, DS Grace Allendale witnesses the shocking aftermath of the tragic event. But strangely, no one will admit to seeing anything – and the parents will only tell the police that it was an accident.
Determined to sort the truth from the lies, Grace is thrown into a case that takes her to the darkest corners of the criminal world – and strikes closer to home than she could have ever imagined…

The previous two novels in Mel’s DS Grace Allendale series are the highly acclaimed Hush Hush and Tick Tock. Mel has an extensive backlist of crime and thrillers, too: the DS Allie Shenton Trilogy, the Estate Series, the DS Eden Berrisford Series and two standalone psychological thrillers. Mel has sold an incredible 1.5 million copies of her previous novels to date.

She has received high praise since her career as an author was launched in 2012:

“I love all Mel Sherratt’s books.” Ian Rankin

“Twists and turns and delivers a satisfying shot of tension.” Rachel Abbott

“Sherratt is a unique voice in detective fiction.” Mail on Sunday

Huge congratulations, Mel – we can’t wait to see what DS Grace Allendale will do next!