Tanya Jones

Biography

I was born in England and grew up mainly in Stafford, a market town in the Midlands, with a year's adventure in Ohio somewhere in the middle. I studied English literature and medieval studies at Cambridge and York universities and later qualified as a lawyer. My novels, mainly comic crime fiction originally published by Hodder Headline, are based on my experiences as a solicitor in the north of England, as a teacher of English in Italy and as mother of three boys, one of whom is now a chess grandmaster. I now live with my family in Enniskillen, in the north-west of Ireland and divide my time between writing, selling Italian and English books and bits and pieces of community stuff.

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Summer 17
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 111,460. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Helen’s life is a series of cool compartments: her career, her elegant flat, her wide-boy lovers. When her boss needs a cynical report about the homeless, Helen seems his perfect ally. But she and her summer retreat have their own history, and old friends and lovers are closer than she thought.
Trotter's Bottom
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,350. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ophelia O. is returning from maternity leave to her job as a solicitor in the sleepy Yorkshire market town of Rambleton. But on the steps she is accosted by a Russian chess grandmaster ... This gripping tale of murder, corruption and the theft of pink piglets, first published by Headline in 1997, is a hilarious follow-up to Tanya Jones' Ophelia O comic novels. 'A tremendous talent.'
Ophelia O. and the Antenatal Mysteries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,720. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ophelia O., lawyer, bread-winning wife and mother of (almost) six, plans to relax during her long-awaited maternity leave. But her mysterious midwife, slimy rival solicitor, conspiring children and hedgehog-loving eco-nuns appear to have other ideas... First published by Headline in 1995, this was the 'eagerly awaited' (Yorkshire Evening Press) second Ophelia O. comic crime novel.
Ophelia O. and the Mortgage Bandits
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,680. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ophelia O., a newly qualified solicitor, bread-winning wife and mother of five, begins her new job in the Yorkshire town of Rambleton. But the senior partner is suspiciously still, and Ophelia finds herself entangled in a desperate plan to save the firm, her family and their kidnapped labrador puppy. First published by Headline in 1995, this was Tanya Jones's first and 'delightfully daft' novel.
Girotondo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,320. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Pippa Laud, newly-arrived English teacher in the Tuscan city of Lucca, Italy, finds more sinister mysteries than outdated textbooks in her classroom cupboard, stranger companions than Pierrotino her brave feline sidekick, and maybe more than friendship with the eccentric young Italian detective Pietro ... An exuberant and witty mystery from the author of the Ophelia O. series.

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