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Publication Order of Court of the Labyrinth Books

The Rare and the Gifted (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stella Penhaligon Books

Under An Evil Star (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tenth House Murders (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Part of Death (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Kissing the Pink (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miranda (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girl Number One (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Bird Singing (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bertie's Gift (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lock the Door (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Your Secrets (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forget Her Name (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Sis (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hive (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keep Me Close (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Manor House (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snip Snap (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Ring (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Convenient Vow To The Billionaire (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Village (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

21 Ways To Write A Commercial Novel (With: Victoria Lamb) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Prompts for Thriller Writers (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Prompts for Romance Writers (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Prompts For Poets (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Write A Novel In A Month: And Get It Published Afterwards! (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plot. Write. Promote. (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Brief History of a Disreputable Woman (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boudicca & Co. (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Camper Van Blues (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wanderer (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disreputable (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Warwick Castle (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash Bang (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jane Holland is a bestselling and award-winning novelist of horror, historical mystery, and general fiction author from South West England.

While she is best known as Holland, she has also penned numerous short stories and novellas under other pseudonyms including Elizabeth Moss, Beth Good, Victoria Lamb, and J.J. Holland.

The author was born the middle child of Charlotte Lamb the romance legend and spent her childhood on the Isle of Man and in Essex before she went back to the British mainland.

She would then go to college at Oxford but quit to become an author. Holland began her fiction writing career with poetry as she penned six collections of poems. In the process, she was the winner of the Society of Authors Eric Gregory Award.
She would then become an editor of “Horizon Review,” the arts journal, and “Blade,” the poetry magazine during the latter part of the 1990s.

Jane made her debut writing long-form fiction when she published “Kissing the Pink,” a single-standing novel in 1999.
With her bestselling works becoming very popular, they have now been published in more than half a dozen languages. Aside from her writing, Holland has also trained as a screenwriter.

Growing up, Jane Holland was surrounded by books and writers.

She was the daughter of Charlotte Lamb the bestselling author of Mills and Boon romances while her father who was a biographer and journalist and her sister wrote romances.
As such, it was not a surprise that she would later grow up and become a fiction writer.

Holland grew up reading her mother’s proofs starting out when she was just nine, before she graduated to reading her entire library of romances when she was in her teens.
She believes the biggest gift her mother gave her was the taken-for-granted assumption that it was very normal for mothers to pen novels.

When she finally became a mother, it never occurred to her that her ambitions to become a bestselling author might be curtailed by motherhood.
Initially, she penned a lot of work in poetry, thrillers, and historical fiction before she decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother.

Jane had always loved romances which would over time become a comfort read. To her romance is like a huge canvas full of passion, color, and light, on which she wanted to experiment alongside the greats of the genre.
She is now best known for the many romance fiction works she has been penning for Harlequin Romance.

While it does seem that Jane Holland achieved success practically overnight, nothing could be further from the truth.

She had her first attempt at college when she penned a Mill & Boon-type romance as she skipped lectures to pen her manuscripts.

However, poetry is something that she had always loved to do and she even won an award for her first collection as she turned thirty.
Since she was a pro snooker player, she set her first published long-form fiction novel in that world. However, Holland always felt that she would be better off writing romances.
A few years following the death of her mother, she signed with her agent who thought she would do well with Regency romances.

It was from these that she would have her huge break as she published several thrillers, romances, and historicals with Random House.
Ultimately, she found success writing for the classic line at Harlequin and she has said she could not be happier.

She now prefers to live in solitude and spends her time in her pajamas writing her novels on her computer.

The mother of five also sometimes goes out to walk the Cornish coast whenever she feels like she has done enough for the day.

Jane Holland’s novel “Under An Evil Star” opens with Jack Church, a Detective sergeant being informed that a man’s severed head had been found.

He is just coming back from a long leave of absence and is rusty on his investigation skills. But then the estranged daughter of a vicar says that her father has been missing for a while.
Stella Penhaligon has not been on speaking terms with her father for years but still cannot think of anyone that would have wanted to kill him in such a brutal manner.

She becomes determined to bring to book the man responsible but soon realizes that to do so she will have to find her father’s remains.

She is an expert in ancient horary astrology that for years had been used to locate missing items and answer queries. She makes use of her uncanny skills to some devastating efficiency.
However, the problem is that the detective sergeant is not a believer in astrology and it is not long before he begins suspecting Stella.

It does seem that she will have to not only identify but also find the killer if she wants to exonerate herself and get the justice she needs.

Still, the deeper she gets into the investigation, the more she finds out about the dark secrets her father kept. Maybe she did not really know her father.

“The Tenth House Murders” by Jane Holland is an interesting addition to the “Stella Penhaligon” series of novels set in Cornwall.
After several gruesome murders, the police have yet to find the killer or any motive. Detective Sergeant Jack Church approached Stella Penhligon a local astrologer asking for help despite his misgivings.

However, Stella is recently enrolled in an evening class and does not want to get involved. But while she is researching for one of her papers, she reads an obscure paper that tells of the tenth house of horary chart that is part of astrological lore.
She immediately knows that this could be the clue she needs to solve her case. She is torn between leaving the investigation well alone and her curiosity about the identity of the deranged killer.
The man who has been actively killing is highly dangerous and Stella is not so sure about her gift.

It makes for an action-packed and fast-paced novel with some strong characters and well thought out plot.

Jane Holland’s “The Part of Death” is a work that harks back to traditional astrology.
Known as the “Part of Death,” this traditional astrology can describe the circumstances, date, and time of a person’s death.

One of Stella Penhaligon’s most difficult clients is a man named Matthew Archer who is convinced that someone is trying to kill him.

Looking at his horary chart, something unexpected pops up and she is worried about the results of his natal horoscope.

Ultimately, she decides that she will not share the results with her client as he has been known for a tendency toward instability.

But then her client goes missing under mysterious circumstances three days before the foretold date of his death and Stella believes there is something fishy going on.
However, since Jack Church, the Detective Sergeant who is her usual contact is not in the office, and his replacement is not cooperating, she might have to work on the case on her own.

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