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Publication Order of DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal Books

Dead Secret (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Secret (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Husband's Secret (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Their Fatal Secrets (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dirty Secrets (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murderous Secrets (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Warwick & Bell Books

Murder Among Friends (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Across The Lines (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Against The Odds (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder On A Country Walk (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Woman on the Cliff (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Janice Frost
Janice Frost was born and raised in West Lothian, Scotland. Her love of writing started once she was given a notebook by a teacher in primary school and told to write ‘Just Imagine’, on the cover. She enjoyed penning stories in this notebook so much she decided she would like to be an author. Due to work, life, and children, it took her a little longer than she had imagined.

Janice, after a ten year stint of working in London, moved to Lincolnshire. Now she writes full time. In her free time she likes reading in coffee shops, walking, and reading.

“Dead Secret” is the first novel in the “D. S. Ava Merry and D. I. Jim Neal” series and was released in 2015. Some shocking family secrets are brought to light when this young woman is murdered.

Who killed Amy Hill? Amy Hill was a nineteen year old student, has been strangled and her body was dumped on open ground in the city. DI Jim Neal and DS Ava Merry, new police partners, get called in to investigate this savage crime. The very last person to see her alive was a family friend’s son, named Simon, however before he is able to be questioned properly, he vanishes.

Neal and Merry get led on this trail of stunning family secrets and crimes. Can this pair track the killer down before anybody else winds up dead? Stopping such a tragic cycle of violence is going to put DS Merry’s life at risk in such a heartstopping and thrilling finale.

Janice is a brilliant new detective writer that is going to keep you up reading the entire night.

“Dark Secret” is the second novel in the “D. S. Ava Merry and D. I. Jim Neal” series and was released in 2016. Who killed Gray Mitchell? Gray’s body is discovered buried under fresh snowfall in the early morning hours just outside of Stromford Cathedral. DI Jim Neal and DS Ava Merry get called in to investigate. It appears that a number of people had motives to kill the man. Which includes Mitchell’s partner.

Then another stunning act of violence happens, which is linked to the cathedral too. Detectives Merry and Neal’s investigation reveals this intricate web of secrets that link the crimes together. However there’s something the detectives missed, the dark secret which can break this case wide open.

Jim Neal, during the breathtaking climax, fights for the life of somebody that is very close to him.

“The Woman on the Cliff” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 2019. She’ll risk her life in order to find out the truth. 1988. Moira Mackie’s body, a student at St. Andrews University, is discovered on a clifftop path. Her former boyfriend is discovered days later, having been hanged in his uncle’s garage with this suicide note confessing that he killed her. The case is close abruptly.

Ros Maitland, thirty years later, has moved on seemingly from this horrific murder of Moira, her housemate. Then her daughter takes up a spot at the exact same university, and old demons are awakened. Was Moira killed in some lover’s quarrel? Or could her death have been a part of something much larger, uglier, and more calculated? What actually happened on that horrible night?

Innes Nevin, a policeman, investigated Moira’s death and has been haunted by it ever since then. It was his very first murder case, and he knew that it’d been closed much too soon. Ros and Innes have to delve back into the painful past to bring the truth to the light at long last.

Then comes a savage turn of events. Somebody wants their investigation halted at all costs. Ros, in this electrifying standoff, has to risk everything that she cares about. Can she learn the truth about the death and actually escape with her life?

“Murder Among Friends” is the first novel in the “Warwick and Bell” series and was released in 2020. Meet Jane Bell. After her husband died she left her job as a teacher in order to volunteer as a special constable with the police. Her first shift she gets called to a murder scene. This young man has dragged himself up to the top of Greestone Stairs to die. Jane, following her instincts, finds she’s becoming very involved in this case.

For Detective Steph Warwick, specials don’t have any place in a murder investigation, and this upstart rookie’s meddling where she doesn’t belong. The victim ran this group at the university teaching men how you pick up women. Steph and Jane have to venture into a dangerous and dark world of online misogyny. Steph knows all about abusive men. However can she work with Jane in order put this killer behind bars?

This is a truly fascinating and intriguing read which pulls you in right from the beginning. Fans of the novel found themselves fully immersed in the mystery and couldn’t quit reading until they’d finished it.

“Murder Across the Lines” is the second novel in the “Warwick and Bell” series and was released in 2021. At this busy crossing in Lincoln city center this motorbike skids to a stop. A man in leathers jumps off of the bike and grabs the young girl that’s waiting at the lights. He pushes her roughly aside, remounts, and roars away. The girl falls, having been stabbed.

Special Constable Jane Bell sees everything. She cradles the dying girl and hears the final word on her lips: a missing local boy’s name, Nate Price, who is twelve years old. DI Steph Warwick is looking for Nate, too. Jane hoped their paths wouldn’t ever cross again. Now they will have to work together in order to locate Nate before he is also executed in broad daylight.

This is a well written mystery with turns and twists aplenty and with a credible cast of characters along with an intense, vicious, and emotional storyline. This is a hard hitting and realistic feeling story. Janice delivers a frightening follow up with the return and growth of many of the characters.

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