Leicester, Leicestershire

Writer Biography

Author of twenty five crime novels, published by Pan Macmillan, Allison & Busby and Severn House plus various short stories in the SF, Fantasy and Horror genre and the occasional ghost story.
I also teach Creative Writing at DeMontfort University.

Jane A. Adams is a British writer of psychological thrillers. Her first book, The Greenway, was nominated for a CWA John Creasey Award in 1995 and an Author’s Club Best First Novel Award. Adams has a degree in Sociology, was once lead vocalist in a folk rock band, and is married with two children. She lives in Leicester. Her writings are comparable to the work of Lisa Appignanesi, Frances Fyfield and P D James.


Selected Publications
Paying the Ferryman Jane A. Adams The murder of a family forces former policewoman Naomi Blake to face her past. Victor Griffin seemed to be one of the good guys, but that didn't stop someone coming to his home and killing him and his wife. Naomi and Alec find themselves drawn back to face events that happened when Naomi was still a serving police officer - just before the accident that blinded her - and which have now led to murder. "Adams’s gripping eighth Naomi Blake mystery" - Publishers Weekly review
Contributed To
Gregory's Game Jane A. Adams Sometimes, just surviving is not enough. You have to know what to do with yourself once the crisis is over. Two men stand at a crossroads: Ex-DI Alec Friedman is recovering from a car crash, but feels empty. Hired killer Gregory is contemplating retirement. But then a brutal murder, and a seemingly meaningless kidnapping, drag them, and Alec's wife Naomi, back into the game they were trying so hard to resist. Read an extract "this ninth entry in the Naomi Blake series offers a kidnapping, more murder, and some espionage." - Booklist Review
Performances & Workshops
Secrets Jane A. Adams "There's a man with a gun standing in my garden. I want something done about it." When a man breaks into Molly Chambers' house she tells the police that she has never seen him before. Ex-DI Alec Friedman - her honorary nephew - isn't so sure. Molly has lived an eventful life, as the wife of a diplomat, and he knows she is still haunted by the horrors of more than one war. But just what is it that Molly has got herself in to? Alec and Naomi only find out just what murky waters they're wading in when it's much too late...

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