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Jane Jesmond

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Jane Jesmond writes psychological suspense, thrillers and mysteries

Her debut novel, On The Edge, the first in a series featuring dynamic, daredevil protagonist Jen Shaw was a Sunday Times Crime Fiction best book. The second in the series, Cut Adrift, was The Times Thriller Book of the Month and The Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month. She has also written two standalone thrillers – Her, a psychological thriller with a speculative twist (May 2023) and A Quiet Contagion, a mystery thriller inspired by the 1957 Coventry Polio Epidemic (November 2023).

Although she loves writing (and reading) thrillers and mysteries, her real life is very quiet and unexciting. Dead bodies and danger are not a feature! She lives by the sea in the northwest tip of France with a husband and a cat and enjoys coastal walks and village life.

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Books by Jane Jesmond

  • On The Edge On The Edge


  • A Quiet Contagion A Quiet Contagion


  • Her Her


  • Cut Adrift Cut Adrift


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