Helen Shepherd Mysteries

Series Order
Newest
The Cork and the Bottle
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When the landlord of "The Cork and the Bottle" ends up dead in a puddle of blood on the floor of his own pub, the case seems clear. The teen burglars who broke into the pub to steal the contents of the till are the culprits. But some things about the case just don't add up. And eventually, Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd begins to suspect that the killers are to be found much closer to home...
Overdose
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When Caroline Murray is found dead in an underground parking garage with a needle in her arm, the case seems clear. Caroline died of a drug overdose. But everybody who knew Caroline insists that she was opposed to drugs and would never have taken any. Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd is convinced that Caroline's death was not a drug overdose. But who had reason to want Caroline dead and why?
Bank Job
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
At first, the bank robbery doesn't seem very mysterious. After all, the CCTV footage shows a masked robber threatening bank clerk Jim Carling with a gun before disabling the cameras. However, the robber knew a bit too much about the bank, so Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd quickly suspects an insider. But who of the five bank employees is the insider? And what happened to Jim Carling?
Open Season
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
No one is sorry when the Ruislip Wood Ripper, who already murdered three women, ends up dead in the forest, shot by a hunter while on the cusp of attacking his fourth victim. But there are too many coincidences for the taste of DI Helen Shepherd. Was it just pure luck that a hunter happened to be in the right place at the right time? And why did no one warn Anne Marie Sauvage about the killer?
A Bullet for Father Christmas
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When two men dressed up as Father Christmas rob a London jewellery store and one of them ends up dead on the floor, shot by his own accomplice, it’s certainly one of the more unusual cases for Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd and her team. But as Helen begins to investigate, it turns out that the case is even more bizarre than she suspected. 9300 words or approx. 30 print pages
Paris Green
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
When college student Kitty Chan is found dead in the basement of the Victoria and Albert Museum, dressed in a Victorian ball gown, the cause of death is quickly established. Kitty died of arsenic poisoning. But who gave her the deadly dose and why? Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd investigates and quickly realises that there is more to this case than meets the eye. Warning: some rude words.
Dead Drop
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Homeless teen Chris isn't the most reliable of witnesses. And so no one takes her serious when she walks into a police station and claims that her boyfriend Max has been kidnapped. Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd is inclined to dismiss Chris, until there is a ransom demand, demanding an envelope in exchange for the safe return of Max. But what do the kidnappers want? And what happened to Max?
Egg Hunt
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a priceless Fabergé egg goes missing from a locked room in the London townhouse of Russian oligarch Yevgeny Ivanov, everybody quickly suspects the cleaning lady Eva Hart. But Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd has her doubts, for Eva Hart has no motive, since the egg is unsellable on the free market. But what does Eva's little daughter Emily know? And what happened to the egg?
Mightier than the Sword
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When cartoonist Charlie Ellis is stabbed in his studio, everybody suspects a political motive because of controversial cartoons he drew two years before. But Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd is sceptical. Why didn't Charlie Ellis try to defend himself? How did the killer sneak past the police guard? And what is the connection between Charlie Ellis and 14 men who share his rather common name?
Kitchen Witch
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When self-styled witch Eudora Pembroke is found dead in her house after ingesting a poisonous plant, everybody suspects a tragic accident. After all, Eudora was elderly and might have mistaken the poisonous plant for a benign herb. But Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd is sceptical. Would a skilled herbalist like Eudora Pembroke make such a beginner's mistake? And who had a motive to poison her?
Parlour Game
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Edgar Asheford-Browne is found dead in his home, with a hole in his head and a bloody fire poker next to his body, the cause of death seems obvious. He was bludgeoned to death. But as Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd begins to unravel the case, it seems less clear. For Helen has to deal not only with contradictory evidence, but also with a room full of suspects who are accusing each other.
Bloody Bananas
Series: Helen Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,340. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When supermarket employee Nelson Grant is found bludgeoned to death next to a half empty crate of bananas, the case seems a complete mystery. For Nelson Grant was well liked by his colleagues, so who could possibly want him dead? But then Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd and her team discover that the crate contained more than just bananas and the case suddenly acquires a whole new dimension.