Deadly Secrets

A suspicious death. A powerful web of deceit. What is a life worth? Shelley's conventional life is about to be thrown into turmoil. When her friend, a vulnerable refugee, dies, the police cover-up raises her suspicions. She wants the truth. Unraveling the mystery is life-changing. Her amateur sleuthing points to a dangerous conspiracy between organized crime and a new mining/oil corporation... More
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About H.R. Kemp

I live in Adelaide, South Australia, although I grew up in country areas near Melbourne.

I'm the author of Deadly Secrets, an Australian political conspiracy mystery thriller novel. My second conspiracy mystery thriller novel, Lethal Legacy, is due to be released in April 2022.

My short stories have appeared in the UK anthology ‘When Stars Will Shine’, the Australian anthology ‘Fledglings’, the Canadian Scarlet Leaf Review Magazine, and in the UK Writers’ and Readers’ Magazine

After taking early retirement, I successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing at Adelaide University which gave wings to my desire to write. Over the years, I'd completed numerous creative writing courses at Writers SA and WEA to learn the craft.

My public service career spanned roles as diverse as Management Trainer, Team Facilitator, Statistician, and Laboratory Assistant. It was a perfect background for writing conspiracy thrillers. My degrees, a Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, and a Graduate Diploma in Education help with researching plots too.

My other passions include traveling and discovering new places. I've had the opportunity to visit many fabulous countries and cities around the world. I keep a daily travel journal and take copious photos, all of which inspire scenes for my stories e.g. Deadly Secrets begins in Paris and has scenes set in Normandy, Nice, and Barcelona before returning to Australia. I’m an avid theatre-goer and subscribe to the Adelaide State Theatre company. I enjoy art exhibitions and galleries and of course, I love to read. In March each year, I take full advantage of the Adelaide Writers' festival to discover new authors and to hear my favorites. Some of the writers I admire are Elliot Perlman, Anna Funder, John le Carré, Scott Turow, and Peter Temple.

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