ROBERT DAWS

Robert Daws is a celebrated British actor and author of the bestselling Sullivan and Broderick crime series, set in Gibraltar. Hobeck published the third in the series Killing Rock in July 2020, and the fourth novel, Rock To Death will be published in 2021.

Download a sample of Robert's work  - Echo Rock - A Rock Ghost Story for free HERE

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ANTONY DUNFORD

We can't wait to bring you Antony Dunford's debut action adventure thriller Hunted early in 2021. Set on a Kenyan wildlife reserve where poachers threaten to wipe out the world's last remaining Northern White rhinos, it features Jane Haven, a former Norwegian special forces soldier and her battle to protect both the people and the animals she loves. Like fellow Hobeck author Wendy Turbin, Antony is graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA course.

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ALISON MORGAN

We are rather excited to be publishing the first novel in Alison's new series, the Quirk Files, Over Her Dead Body for 2021. This is the first we hope of many tales featuring husband-and-wife private investigators Peddyr and Connie Quirk. They are, as you’d expect, quirky. Their first major case is to help recently divorced Gabby Dixon uncover who’s responsible for declaring her dead and stealing all her money, identity and assets. Is there more to the story than a matter of stolen identity? Can Peddyr and Connie solve the mystery and bring Gabby back to life? Since her debut novel, A Justifiable Madness, which published in 2017 to glowing reviews, Alison has gone on to produce five more novels under her penname of A B Morgan. There is no stopping her now. She is a writer first and foremost. We are so pleased she has joined the Hobeck author team.

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KERENA SWAN

We are thrilled to be introducing DI Dave Paton and his son Tommy, the stars of the first novel in Kerena Swan’s new series, to the world. Before coming to Hobeck, Kerena had published three novels, Dying To See You, Scared to Breathe and Who’s There? and has built a solid fan base around her writing career thus far. She is a juggler extraordinaire: driving forward a successful care business she runs with her husband yet finding time to write. She loves to write, here and there and everywhere when she’s not working. We don’t know how she does it but we are glad that she does! Kerena talks about her writing, her influences and how she came to Hobeck in this video.

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MALCOLM HOLLINGDRAKE

You could say that the writing was clearly on the wall for someone born in a library that they might aspire to be an author, but to get to that point Malcolm Hollingdrake has travelled a circuitous route. Malcolm worked in education for many years, including teaching in Cairo for a while. Malcolm has been happily married to Debbie for over forty years. They met in their first weekend at Ripon college through strange and unusual circumstances. Serendipity was certainly cupid on that occasion. Malcolm has written a number of successful short stories, has ten books now published and is presently writing the tenth crime novel in the Harrogate Crime Series. He is also working on the third book of the Merseyside Crime Series which Hobeck will be publishing. The books introduce us to DI April Decent and DS Skeeter Warlock. Malcolm has enjoyed many diverse hobbies including flying light aircraft, gliders and paragliders, learning to fly at Liverpool Airport, designing and making leaded windows and collecting works by Northern artists.

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WENDY TURBIN

Wendy Turbin's brilliant debut crime novel, Sleeping Dogs will be published by Hobeck early in 2021. The first in a series featuring private investigator Penny Wiseman, expect wonderfully vivid characters, quirky humour and riveting plot full of twists and surprises. Wendy is a graduate of the celebrated Creative Writing MA course at the University of East Anglia.

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LEWIS HASTINGS

We are thrilled to be the publishers of Lewis Hastings's action-packed series of four thrillers which includes the Seventh Wave trilogy and the fourth John 'Jack' Cade novel The Angel of Whitehall. The brilliant Seventh Wave trilogy pits Cade against an international conspiracy that leads back to the heart of British government, and pushes Cade and his team to their limits and beyond. And in Lewis's newest novel, The Angel of Whitehall, Cade is drawn back to London once more to fight corruption at the heart of government, as he unearths a long-established people trafficking operation with links to illegal diamond smuggling. Can Cade protect the former naval officer who is the last living clue to unravelling this dark conspiracy, or will he be thwarted by the shadowy forces that want Cade's contact silenced?

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LINDA HUBER

Hobeck are delighted to be publishing  the forthcoming psychological suspense novel Daria's Daughter by our new signed author Linda Huber. Set in Glasgow, the book features three mothers, all very ordinary yet extra-ordinary, who have one thing in common: the mysterious yet powerful bond of motherhood. One day their individual realities are explosively altered - the central question is, what will happen if and when their paths cross once more? Linda has been writing since she was a child, getting inspiration from everyday events and conversation and always asking: What If? It's a great question. Linda talks about her writing in a short interview here.

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TERRI NIXON

Hobeck is thrilled to welcome Terri Nixon to the Hobeck Team. Writing as R. D. Nixon, she will be publishing her new Clifford-Mackenzie crime series with us. Terri was born in Plymouth, Devon, but during her childhood her family moved to the moorland village of North Hill in Cornwall. There, at the age of nine, Terri discovered a love of writing that has stayed with her ever since. She also discovered apple-scrumping, and how to jump out of a hayloft without breaking any bones, but no-one's ever offered to pay her for doing those. Terri's first commercially published novel was Maid of Oaklands Manor, in 2013, and since then she has published a further ten novels, with a twelfth due out December 2020. Terri also writes under the name T Nixon, and has contributed to anthologies under the names Terri Pine and Teresa Nixon. She has returned to Plymouth, and works in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Business at Plymouth University... where she is constantly baffled by the number of students who don't possess pens.

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MARK WIGHTMAN

Mark Wightman was born in Edinburgh before growing up in the Far East, in Hong Kong and Singapore. The idea of writing a novel set in Singapore had lain, sown but ungerminated, for a long time. He particularly wanted to explore the elements of history that lay at the margins, where the recorded facts have either faded or been hidden. After a successful career in media technology, Mark completed a master's degrees in Creative Writing, first at the University of Edinburgh, and then at the University of East Anglia, where he received a distinction for his debut novel Waking the Tiger. Mark was the winner of the Pitch Perfect event at the Bloody Scotland Crime Festival in 2017, also for Waking the Tiger, and was selected to be one of the seventeen UNESCO City of Literature Story Shop emerging writers at the 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival. At Hobeck we feel honoured and privileged to be the publishers introducing Waking the Tiger to the reading world.

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