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Welcome to Hobeck Books. We're a new family-run independent publisher of adult fiction in the following genres: thrillers, mystery, crime and suspense. 

Created by partners Rebecca Collins and Adrian Hobart, together they bring 50 years of combined experience in media and publishing.

Our ethos is simple: we aim to support and nurture our family of authors, giving their work the full editorial and marketing polish, allowing them to reach creative and commercial potential.


From hardback, paperback, ebook and audiobook, we have the expertise to bring authors and readers together. 

We are currently closed again for submissions.

We are always happy to hear from book bloggers or reviewers who might fancy reading and reviewing any of our forthcoming books. We would be more than happy to send you details and an ebook or paperback - we value the role you all play in the publishing process and we know that you do it all for the love of books and nothing more which is pretty remarkable.

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Harry Fisher Way Beyond A Lie

When Ross McKinlay’s wife, Carla, vanishes during an afternoon shopping trip he’s left bewildered and grief stricken. As Ross uncovers the reasons for his wife’s disappearance, his life begins to unravel. He’s determined to find her. He needs answers. But the deeper he delves, the more confused he becomes and the closer he edges towards danger.

Featuring Mel (Melissa) Cooper from the new Mel Cooper Crime Series

Linda Huber Pact of Silence

Newly pregnant Emma is startled by husband Luke’s announcement that they are swapping homes with his parents so they can bring up their first baby in the country, the village where he grew up. However, there is something in Luke’s manner that suggests that something dark is afoot, something which Emma cannot quite fathom, yet is determined to unearth. 

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Lin Le Versha Blood Notes

Edmund Fitzgerald is different.

Sheltered by an over-protective mother, he’s a musical prodigy about to enter formal education for the first time aged seventeen. Everything is alien to Edmund and there’s the searing jealousy his talent inspires.


Observing events is the college receptionist, Steph, a former police detective who is rebuilding her life following a bereavement. When a student is found dead in the music block, Steph’s sleuthing skills help to unravel the dark events engulfing the college community.


Jennie Ensor Silenced

A teenage girl murdered on her way home from school, stabbed through the heart. Her North London community is shocked, but no-one has the courage to help the police, not even her mother.

It’s DI Callum Waverley’s first major case as senior investigating officer – can he break the code of silence that shrouds the case?

This is a world where the notorious Skull Crew rules through fear. Everyone knows you keep your mouth shut or you’ll be silenced – permanently.

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The Dark Side of Christmas

an anthology of twisted winter tales by the Hobeck Team

From ghostly skatings on thin ice, echoes of peppermint creams and the joys of being a secret santa to rebellious turkeys, empty offices, spiteful colleagues and yuletide loneliness, these stories touch on the strength of spirit, human or otherwise, as well as a bit of blood and gore.

All royalties from the sale of this book go to Streetreads, a charitable initiative that encourages reading and creativity amongst the homeless population in Scotland.


R.D. Nixon's second book in the The Clifford-Mackenzie Crime Series

It is autumn in Abergarry now and as the nights lengthen, the weather turns and the memories of the excitements of the summer start to fade, the atmosphere also darkens when the community is rocked by a brutal roadside murder. This time, it feels a little too close to home and family for PI team Maddie Clifford and Paul Mackenzie, too close for comfort and definitely too close for complacency. 

Fatal Hate by Brian Price

DC Mel Cotton returns with a new case to solve, the killing of Duncan Bennett, a worker at a local confectionary factory. As Mel and her colleagues try to unpick the murder, evidence leads them to an obvious conclusion.


In fact, the case turns out to be much more serious than they supposed, something of a magnitude which Mexton police force has never seen before.


Can Mel resist the urge to get ahead of herself, once again putting herself in danger? As Mel and her team dig below the surface, they find they are about to unearth something potentially explosive.

Endangered by Antony Dunford

Former soldier and wildlife ranger Jane Haven is back in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Hunted.


This time, Jane is wanted by the Kenyan police for a crime she did not commit. She has had to go into hiding, with the goal of making good on two promises. The first, to a woman she met in prison, is to make a chair she can be proud of. The second, to a former colleague, is not to kill people anymore.


However, the discovery of a horrendous crime in the far north of the country by her friend Makena, brings her back into action, and making good on one or both of the promises will have to wait a little longer.

The second book in the Steph Grant Murder Mystery Series by Lin Le Versha

The sequel to Blood Notes - description coming soon!

The Chemist by Lewis Hastings

The eagerly awaited follow up to the Seventh Wave Trilogy and The Angel of Whitehall, The Chemist sees the return of Jack Cade and his team to fight a deadly nemesis, one who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. This time, it really is personal.

He was different to the others. His case had been a miscarriage of justice. With his wrist trembling under the pressure, he carved the names of two men into the paper, ripping the surface. Until the pencil snapped. 

Just when they thought it was safe to go into the city...

Yes, I Killed Her by Harry Fisher

Yes, I Killed Her, is the second book in the DS Mel Cooper series.

There was a time when the perfect murder wouldn't be so hard to achieve. But that 'golden age' has now passed. In today's world of  rapid and ingenious advances in forensic science – both biological and digital – omnipresent CCTV, and electronic footprints as wide as a Yeti’s, is the perfect murder even remotely possible?

Philip Walker (the bad guy) is convinced it is.

DS Mel Cooper begs to differ.

Game on.