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Deadly Deceit
Subtitle Diplomatic Crime Series 2
By Jean Harrod
Published By

York Authors Coffee Shop

ISBN 978-0-9929971-4-4
Fiction Genre Thriller
Publication Date 05/03/2018
Price 7.99
Paperback Hyperlink http://yps-publishing.co.uk/


British Diplomat Jess Turner is on assignment in the Governor’s Office of the Turks and Caicos Islands. When the Governor is critically injured and a brutal murder occurs Jess is left reeling. DI Tom Sangster investigating criminal gangs smuggling migrants into Australia comes again to lend a hand.

Authors Biography

Born and educated in the UK, Jean worked as a British Diplomat for many years. She spent ,much of her life working overseas in Embassies and High Commissions all over the world including the Caribbean, China and East Berlin. She has travelled extensively and writes about all the countries she has lived in.


“What a corker of a book! Found myself sucked in right from the start, totally grabbing me. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, and it kept me guessing until the end.” Shell Baker, Crime Book Club
“A thought-provoking and gripping tale set I the Caribbean. Between the pages lurk murder, voodoo and people-smuggling … Jean Harrod writes with an authoritative hand. In the first few pages I was transported into the midst of a chokingly powerful scene. Deadly Deceit is a very readable and fascinating work of fiction, and can easily be read in one tension-filled sitting.” (Lovereading.com)
“An excellent story, beautifully written … one of those books that is difficult to put down and easy to pick up at any possible moment … the story is gripping and Harrod engages the reader with her fast-paced narrative. (Crimesquad.com)

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  1. Gripping!

  2. A character driven novel with a fascinating plot and a wonderful sense of place.

  3. A brilliant, fast-paced story set in the intriguing diplomatic world. Great descriptions of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

  4. Thrilled to see that Deadly Diplomacy and Deadly Deceit by Jean Harrod are featured in this Summer collection. Read them both! Fun and great Summer Reads. Highly recommended.

  5. A thrilling page-turner set in an exotic location with strong lead characters. Highly recommended.

  6. A really enjoyable crime thriller, set in an intriguing location with well defined characters, and coming from the unique perspective of within the diplomatic service.

  7. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Deadly Diplomacy and Deadly Deceit. Very well written and I couldn’t put my book down. Looking forward to reading the next book.

  8. The crime thriller is my favourite genre and this is a worthy sequel.

  9. A good exciting whodunit revolving around the diplomatic world. A definite page turner.

  10. Another great read.

  11. Couldn’t put it down!

  12. An excellent read and a real page turner. Following the main characters from her previous book, which was set in Australia, Jean Harrod has moved the action to the Turks and Caicos islands so a totally different setting and an original storyline. A thoroughly enjoyable book from a relatively new writer on the scene. Having worked for the diplomatic service around the world Jean is capable of producing a lot more gripping tales in interesting locations.

  13. This was my introduction to this particular author, I was totally engaged from the first page. It had all the ingredients that I look for in a page turner, a great plot, intrigue, believable story, characters that I really take to & want to know more about, and a fascinating country to add knowledge.

  14. I enjoyed every page of this book and look forward to every book Jean publishes.

  15. A real page turner, read it at one sitting!

  16. Good read and well constructed.

  17. Another good read, just starting the third book.

  18. Gripping from the start.

  19. I was hooked from Page 1 and couldn’t put it down. Intriguing plot and fascinating location. Can’t wait to read her third book.

  20. This is sweet stuff, its nice to be in the know.

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