If you love a compelling crime read that will keep you at the edge of your seat, then you’ll be just as delighted as we are by the news that Avon Books have bought three new titles from Helen Fields! Helen Huthwaite, Publishing Director at Avon acquired world English language right from Caroline Hardman. The first book is set for publication in March 2023, and excitingly it will be publishing in hardback as well as in ebook and audiobook.

The first book in the new deal follows forensic profiler Connie Woolwine as she goes undercover as a therapist in a psychiatric ward full of the country’s most dangerous psychopaths. In a race against the clock, she must figure out which patient committed the most terrible of all crimes and which member of the hospital staff was their willing accomplice.

Helen Fields said: “I’m delighted to be continuing my journey with Avon. The support I’ve received from the Avon publishing team, and the wider community at HarperCollins, has been both outstanding in its professionalism and utterly joyful. It’s a rare thing to be allowed to flex your creative wings whilst being challenged to always do better. I’m hoping I can do Avon proud.”

Helen Huthwaite added: “It is the greatest of pleasures to be able to tie up a deal for three more books with Helen, taking our publishing to 2025. Helen is a supremely talented author who is at the very top of her game, and I am delighted that this new deal will see her publishing in hardback for the first time, as we take her publishing to the next level. I know that Helen’s army of fans will be as excited as I am to see more books to come from her in the years ahead.”

Helen Fields is the author of best-selling crime, thriller and historical fiction books Perfect Remains, Perfect Prey, Perfect Death, Perfect Silence, Perfect Crime, Perfect Kill, These Lost and Broken Things, and Degrees of Guilt written as HS Chandler. A former barrister and film producer, her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

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