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Jane Casey is an Irish Sunday Times, International bestselling and multi award-winning and author of crime and mystery novels.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, she was raised in Castleknock, not far from the centre of Dublin.

Casey studied English at Jesus College, Oxford, before pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Anglo-Irish literature at Trinity College, Dublin.

Being married to a criminal barrister has certainly helped Casey in her writing journey, as she has unique insights into the vicious underbelly of urban life.

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Genres: Crime Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

Born: 1977

Ireland

Non Series

  • The Missing (2010)

Jess Tennant Series

  1. How to Fall (2013)
  2. Bet Your Life (2014)
  3. Hide and Seek (2015)

Maeve Kerrigan Series

  1. The Burning (2010)
  2. The Reckoning (2011)
  3. The Last Girl (2012)
  4. The Stranger You Know (2013)
  5. Left For Dead (2013)
  6. The Kill (2014)
  7. After the Fire (2015)
  8. Let the Dead Speak (2017)
  9. Cruel Acts (2019)
  10. The Cutting Place (2020)
Non Series

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Missing

Twelve-year-old Jenny Shepherd has disappeared without a trace.

As the days quickly go by, her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows that the chances of finding her are becoming increasingly harder.

Growing up, her older brother, Charlie, mysteriously vanished one day after he went out to play.

And the agony of not having closure has destroyed Sarah's family.

Now in her early twenties, she returns back home to live with her alcoholic mother who has turned her brother's bedroom into a shrine.

Questions are however raised when Sarah discovers Jenny's body in the woods near her home.

Even more intriguing is that the police aren’t the only ones watching her.

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0091935993
Publisher: Ebury

Jess Tennant Series

How to Fall

When fifteen-year-old Freya dies in a drowning incident, everyone assumes that she has taken her own life away—even though nobody truly knows why.

Her cousin, Jess Tennant, is however convinced that she was murdered.

While on a summer visit to the quiet Port Sentinel, Jess—who looks a lot like her deceased cousin—begins asking provoking questions; question which attract the attention of her friends, family, and Freya's enemies.

Everyone seems to have a secret and Freya wasn’t an exception.

Nonetheless, Jess won’t rest until she unmasks the truth behind her cousin's death.

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0552566032
Publisher: Random House
Bet Your Life

It has been three months since Jess Tennant moved to the sleepy Port Sentinel.

For a while, things are very quiet after the murderous events of the summer, until a teenage boy named Seb Dawson is discovered on the side of the road—beaten within an inch of his life.

He may not make it, given the seriousness of his head injury.

Out goes Jess Tennant, determined to find the culprit, and the motive for the attack.

As she digs in, Jess discovers the kind of dirty games that Seb had gotten involved in.

Given that Seb was a secret predator who used to abuse girls, could he have been attacked by a group of victims desperate for vengeance?

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0552566049
Publisher: Random House
Hide and Seek

Once a sleepy and picturesque seaside town that was a favorite for tourists, Port Sentinel has witnessed a number of tragedies during the short time that Jess Tennant has lived there.

Even stranger is that Jess somehow always gets caught up in the tragedies.

The latest in the list of misfortunes in the town involves the mysterious disappearance of a schoolgirl who leaves her diary behind, along with a number of unanswered questions.

Did she take off from her unhappy home? Or could something terrible have happened to her?

As Jess embarks on a mission to find the answers, will she be able to do so before it's too late?

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0552566056
Publisher: Random House

Maeve Kerrigan Series

The Burning

He is referred to as “The Burning Man”, a vicious serial killer who beat four youthful women to death, before setting their bodies on fire in some of the most unfrequented regions of London's parks.

When the lifeless remains of a fifth victim are discovered, detective constable Maeve Kerrigan embarks on a desperate mission to bring the killer to book, an achievement that will not only hold her in good stead but also help prove her male colleagues wrong.

As Maeve begins uncovering more about Rebecca Haworth, the latest victim, through grieving friends and family, she gets closer and closer to catching the killer.

But how can one catch a murderer who sets all the evidence ablaze?

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1250006608
Publisher: Minotaur Books
The Reckoning

When a serial killer begins attacking convicted pedophiles, the sinister figure is regarded as a hero by the public.

Even the police force doesn’t consider the cases as a priority, despite the fact that two men have already been tortured to death.

In fact, most people believe that the death of the two pedophiles is a step in the right direction.

Maeve Kerrigan however doesn’t believe that individuals should take the law into their own hands.

But when the killer’s brutality intensifies, how far will the inexperienced Maeve Kerrigan go in order to ensure justice?

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1250023032
Publisher: Griffin
The Last Girl

The first victim was a teenage girl.

With her throat gashed to the bone, the killer ensured that she had no chances of surviving.

The second victim was her mother.

Although she a chance to fight back, it didn’t last for long.

Summoned to the crime scene in South London, Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan has a feeling that this was the outcome of a domestic dispute gone terribly wrong.

The only survivors are Philip, the husband who is found unconscious and soaked in blood in an upstairs room, and his second favorite daughter, Lydia.

Although Philip claims to be a victim rather than a suspect, the only witness is his young daughter who isn’t talking.

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1250048950
Publisher: Minotaur Books
The Stranger You Know

Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan is on a desperate hunt for a serial killer.

The only thing she knows about him is that he meets women and wins over their trust before taking their life away.

So far, the lifeless bodies of three women have been discovered, strangled to death in their own homes by the same vicious killer.

And all evidence suggests that the victims welcomed the killer into their homes.

When shocking evidence however trails back to DCI Josh Derwent, Maeve is forced to question everything she knows about her colleague, given how Derwent has been accused of murder before.

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1250048868
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Left For Dead

“Two women lose their lives every week in the UK at the hands of a partner or ex-partner. Women endure a lot of domestic abuse before deciding to reach out to the police. When I showed up in an incidence, I tried convincing the victim to trust us—as if we could save them.”

A merciless rapist is targeting women and leaving them within an inch of their lives on the streets of south London.

When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan finds the latest victim after responding to a domestic disturbance, she finds herself on a determined mission to prove her sexist male colleagues wrong.

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B00DE15S2W
Publisher: Ebury
The Kill

“They are used investigating crimes. But now, they are the victims...”

A brutal killer is reigning terror on the streets of London. But unlike in previous cases, this time round it’s those in the police force that are being targeted.

Hurried reassigned to unmask the sinister figure behind the vicious attacks on fellow officers, Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan and her boss have no idea why the killer is channeling so much rage towards the police force.

And it’s not going to take long before the killer strikes again.

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0091948382
Publisher: Ebury
After the Fire

“Was it an arson, accident or murder?”

The lifeless bodies of two victims are found locked in an 11th floor after a fire rages through a tower block in North London.

What however draws the attention of Detective Maeve Kerrigan and her investigation team is the third victim, disreputable MP Geoff Armstrong, who thought jumping to his death during the fire was a better idea than waiting to be rescued.

What could a right wing politician have been doing in the impoverished Maudling Estate?

As Maeve and her colleague, Josh Derwent, go through the ruins, they‘ll discover the secret world of the 11th floor beyond their wildest dreams.

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0091948320
Publisher: Ebury
Let the Dead Speak

When eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her home in West London one day, she is shocked to find blood everywhere.

Even worse is that her mother, Kate, has gone missing without a trace. Could she have been murdered?

Recently promoted to Detective Sergeant, Maeve Kerrigan is desperate to prove to everyone, more so her male colleagues, that she fits the bill.

As she conducts her investigations, Maeve can’t help but feel that Chloe isn’t revealing everything she knows.

In a place where nobody is above suspicion, it only takes one person to solve the case.

Some secrets are however not meant to be revealed—even in a murder.

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0008149017
Publisher: Harper Collins
Cruel Acts

Leo Stone was sentenced to life imprisonment a year ago after being found guilty of killing two women.

Nevertheless, he has now been set free on a technicality, and desperately claims his innocence.

Detective Sergeant Maeve Kerrigan and her boss Josh Derwent have vowed to send Leo Stone back to prison where he belongs. However, the more Maeve investigates, the more she is convinced that they could have been wrong about Stone.

Suddenly, another woman mysteriously vanishes in the same manner.

Could there be a copycat killer on the loose? Have they been wrong about Stone from the start?

Making the wrong decision at this point could have devastating effects…

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0008384647
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Cutting Place

Rumors of the exclusive gentlemen’s clubs have been running rife.

It’s said to be a place of lavish parties and free-flowing champagne. Darker, unimaginable things however take place behind closed doors.

At the time of her mysterious disappearance, the young journalist Paige Hargreaves was working on a story about an exclusive gentlemen’s club in London. Could her disappearance be linked to the shocking scandal she was about to unveil?

In order to get to the bottom of things, Detective Sergeant Maeve Kerrigan must plunge herself into a world or riches, opulence and merciless behavior.

Will she however manage to uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Author: Jane Casey
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0008149116
Publisher: Harper Collins