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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.

We are also happy to hear from reading groups who might be looking for a new book to read and review and don't know what to read next. If any of our books take your fancy, email us and we have a Reading Group Offer available for you which includes contact (Q&A) with the author and discounted books on all copies purchased for members.


Email: hobeckbooks@gmail.com



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S.E. Shepherd Swindled

A spoilt princess, a failed police officer, an amateur conman and the deaths that changed them all...


Vincent Rocchino has spent his life charming the ladies, fleecing them and fleeing when things turn sour. How long can he keep running before his past catches up with him?

Book One in the Sandlin P.I. Series

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Brian Price Fatal Trade

Glasgow, 1999

Reaching the point of no return, Martina is ready to make her move. After years of being the victim, it’s now time to turn the tables.

Mexton, 2019

DC Melanie Cotton’s fledgling career is about to take an interesting turn. Freshly promoted to CID, Mel is excited by this disturbing and mysterious case – her first murder investigation as a detective.

The first Mel Cotton Thriller


Harry Fisher Be Sure Your Sins

Six people, six events, six lives destroyed. 


Detective Sergeant Melissa (Mel) Cooper has two major investigations on the go. The first involves six apparently unrelated individuals who all suffer inexplicable life-altering events. What is the connection? The answers come from a totally unexpected source.


The first book in the Mel Cooper Crime Series

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Judi Daykin Wayland Babes

That’s bad. Somethin’ dreadful always happens when the chil’un be abroad.


Some say that the babes of the woods still walk the earth – wandering through the trees, forever lost, holding hands and searching for help. To see them, they say, is a terrible omen.

Five stories tell of five lives touched over five centuries by the so-called babes in the wood. Would you follow them into the trees?

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Brilliant but burnt-out barrister Ella Blake accepts an apparently simple brief: investigate the mysterious disappearance of an African American polymath from his rooms at Cambridge University. The Inquiry quickly becomes the greatest challenge of her life – solving the mystery of Genesis.

An Ella Blake Thriller

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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. 

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

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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 Hobeck Team Christmas Anthology!