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Deadly Diplomacy
Subtitle Diplomatic Crime Series
By Jean Harrod
Published By

York Authors Coffee Shop

ISBN 978-0-9929971-3-7
Fiction Genre Thriller
Publication Date 02/28/2015
Price 6.99
Paperback Hyperlink http://yps-publishing.co.uk/


Diplomat Jess Turner is the British Consul in Canberra. When a British business woman is brutally murdered in a Queensland resort Jess travels to Brisbane to liaise with the police. DI Tom Sangster is assigned the case. Between them, they must work together to solve the case.

Authors Biography

Born and educated in the UK, Jean worked as a British diplomat for many years. She spent much of her working life overseas in Embassies and High Commissions in Australia, Brussels, the Caribbean, China, East Berlin, Indonesia, Mauritius and Switzerland. She has travelled extensively and writes about all the countries she has lived in or visited. She has many stories in her to tell.


‘Brilliant Tour de force … gripping from start to finish’ Alistair Goodlad, former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
‘A cracking good read. Fast-paced with fascinating characters and written with all the authority of a seasoned diplomat.’ Helen Liddell former British High Commissioner to Australia.
‘…an enjoyable read that has left me wanting to follow the further adventures of Jess, who seems to be a magnet for trouble, danger and excitement.’ Madhouse family reviews
”… a genuine insight into the world of international diplomacy suffuses the whole book….highly recommended’ www.crimesquad.com

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  1. I absolutely love this series- how great that it’s been nominated! If you like crime mystery novels, and enjoy some wry humour and learning about new countries, then these could well be your bag!

  2. The first in a series that I hope will keep running! Terrific tension, characters you care about, and a fascinating insight into the diplomatic world.

  3. Loved this book. Very strong characters and marvellous plot set in sunny Australia.

  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 pacy thriller: authentic due to the author’s background. You’ll feel you’re there in Australia with the protagonists and find yourself willing them to succeed in spite of many dangers. You won’t regret reading it, and it’s the first of three books – you’ll be hooked!

  6. The first of three gripping thrillers – I’ve read them all and am hooked! You’ll get to know and care about the protagonist, a great character.

  7. I have loved reading Deadly Deceit and Deadly Diplomacy. Very much looking forward to reading Missing in Shanghai.

  8. I have loved reading Jean Harrod’s two previous books. Very much looking forward to reading Missing in Shanghai.

  9. Definitely hooked after reading this first book, couldn’t put it down or turn the pages quickly enough. Deadly Deceit followed equally compelling to read and I can’t wait to start Missing in Shanghai. Highly recommended.

  10. A superb first novel!

  11. A very good first book with a new approach as the main character works for the diplomatic service. Pace did not slack and it kept my interest throughout. Looking forward to reading the next book from Jean.

  12. Very enjoyable.

  13. Having lived in Australia for many years I was able to picture the location, feel the sun, smell the air, as this brilliant thriller unfolded. The story had me hooked from the first page, & the main two characters, having already come to know them from another of Jean Harrod’s Books, once again enthralled me. Jean certainly has the gift of captivating her readers. Lots more in this series please Jean.

  14. I enjoyed the first book and was pleased to see the same characters run through the next two books.

  15. Couldn’t put it down!

  16. Loved Jean’s first book, a great thriller set in my beautiful country. Can’t wait to read her next book.

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