Helen Goltz


Helen Goltz (or H.M. Goltz) has worked as a journalist, marketer and producer for print and television in Australia for more than twenty years. She lives in Brisbane with her partner, Chris, and furry kid, Atlas.

Smashwords Interview

Tell me a bit about your career history, what did you do before you became an author?
I have worked mainly in journalism and communications for most of my working life. I have worked as editor on a community newspaper and as a magazine editor, publisher, film publicist and I am excited to be a published author.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have four books out now and they are all quite different. I like to challenge myself to write different genres. "Death by Sugar" which is published by Clan Destine Press is a light-hearted crime story. I love the work of Robert B. Parker especially his Spenser series which is a detective with attitude and written in the first-person. I wanted to try my hand at that. Then I came across a fascinating piece of research about an experiment undertaken on rats using sugar to see if the immune system could be tricked. It is a real experiment and I use it as the basis for one of my crimes in "Death by Sugar". Mind you, I speak about it in layman terms as science was never my best subject. "Autumn Manor" is my historic fiction which I based on an incident that happened in my mother's childhood. I did a lot of research for this book and thankfully the BBC had some wonderful war archives. "Mastermind" is my favourite ... I love a crime thriller and writing the character Mitchell Parker was great fun. I also have a non-fiction 'memoir' out called "From High Heels to Handcuffs" about starting over after divorce. I'm now working on a young adult novel ... trying my hand at that genre.
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Where to buy in print


The Fourth Reich
Series: Mitchell Parker crime thrillers. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mitchell Parker is back and with his team—Nick Everett, Ellen Beetson and Adam Forster—finds himself in the middle of a Neo-Nazi plot that spans two continents and threatens to bring one of the worst atrocities of history back to life.
Three Parts Truth
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 49,030. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Shunned by society after the suspicious death of her husband and his lover, Catherine Jamieson picks through the ruins of her old life to find answers.
Graveyard of the Atlantic
Series: Mitchell Parker crime thrillers. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 93,700. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Below the surface of the ocean lie the bodies of many ships that never made it to shore and something more - silent and sinister. Fresh fingerprints of a criminal and missing diplomat on a pair of binoculars left on the beach are cause for concern for FBI Special Agent Mitchell Parker and his team. It’s going to be a rough ride for Mitchell Parker and his team against the ocean and the clock.
Autumn Manor
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 87,290. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A man hanged himself in the front room of the now abandoned old mansion; Rachael Price, along with everyone in the village, knew the story. But that was a long time ago. Carrie Howell, dressed in her Sunday-best, asked her granddaughter, Rachael, to stop a while in front of the rambling old home —Autumn Manor. But what is Carrie's connection to this 'haunted house'? Who owns Autumn Manor now?
Mastermind — A Mitchell Parker Thriller
Series: Mitchell Parker crime thrillers. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 115,610. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An ambitious plan to switch two planes in mid-air began as an online game ... but now it is more, much more. It is one of a number of plans to mastermind the perfect crime. From Washington D.C. to the London Underground, can Special Agent Mitchell Parker and his team shut down the crimes before it is too late? If you love it when a plan comes together, hold on because nothing is about to go right!

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