Hannah Howe

Biography

Hannah Howe is the bestselling author of the Sam Smith Mystery Series (Sam's Song, book one in the series, has reached number one on the amazon.com private detective chart on seven separate occasions and the number one position in Australia). Hannah lives in the picturesque county of Glamorgan with her partner and their two children. She has a university degree and a background in psychology, which she uses as a basis for her novels.

Hannah began her writing career at school when her teacher asked her to write the school play. She has been writing ever since. When not writing or researching Hannah enjoys reading, genealogy, music, chess and classic black and white movies. She has a deep knowledge of nineteenth and twentieth century popular culture and is a keen student of the private detective novel and its history.

Hannah's books are available in print, as audio books and eBooks from all major retailers: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Kobo, iBooks, etc. For more details please visit https://hannah-howe.com

The Sam Smith Mystery Series in book order:

Sam's Song
Love and Bullets
The Big Chill
Ripper
The Hermit of Hisarya
Secrets and Lies
Family Honour
Sins of the Father
Smoke and Mirrors
Stardust
Mind Games
Digging in the Dirt
A Parcel of Rogues
Boston
The Devil and Ms Devlin
Snow in August
Looking for Rosanna Mee
Stormy Weather
Damaged

Eve’s War: Heroines of SOE

Operation Zigzag
Operation Locksmith
Operation Broadsword
Operation Treasure
Operation Sherlock
Operation Cameo
Operation Rose
Operation Watchmaker (to follow)
Operation Overlord (to follow)
Operation Jedburgh (to follow)
Operation Butterfly (to follow)
Operation Liberty (to follow)

The Olive Tree: A Spanish Civil War Saga

Roots
Branches
Leaves
Fruit
Flowers (to follow)

The Ann's War Mystery Series in book order:

Betrayal
Invasion
Blackmail
Escape
Victory

Standalone Novels

Saving Grace: A Victorian Mystery
The Fifth Man (to follow)
Colette: A Schoolteacher’s War (to follow)

What readers have been saying about the Sam Smith Mystery Series and Hannah Howe...

"Hannah Howe is a very talented writer."

"A gem of a read."

"Sam Smith is the most interesting female sleuth in detective fiction. She leaves all the others standing."

"Hannah Howe's writing style reminds you of the Grandmasters of private detective fiction - Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker."

"Sam is an endearing character. Her assessments of some of the people she encounters will make you laugh at her wicked mind. At other times, you'll cry at the pain she's suffered."

"Sam is the kind of non-assuming heroine that I couldn't help but love."

"Sam's Song was a wonderful find and a thoroughly engaging read. The first book in the Sam Smith mystery series, this book starts off as a winner!"

"Sam is an interesting and very believable character."

"Gripping and believable at the same time, very well written."

"Sam is a great heroine who challenges stereotypes."

"Hannah Howe is a fabulous writer."

"I can't wait to read the next in the series!"

"The Big Chill is light reading, but packs powerful messages."

"This series just gets better and better."

"What makes this book stand well above the rest of detective thrillers is the attention to the little details that makes everything so real."

"Sam is a rounded and very real character."

"Howe is an author to watch, able to change the tone from light hearted to more thoughtful, making this an easy and yet very rewarding read. Cracking!"

"Fabulous book by a fabulous author-I highly recommended this series!"

"Howe writes her characters with depth and makes them very engaging."

"I loved the easy conversational style the author used throughout. Some of the colourful ways that the main character expressed herself actually made me laugh!"

"I loved Hannah Howe's writing style -- poignant one moment, terrifying the next, funny the next moment. I would be on the edge of my seat praying Sam wouldn't get hurt, and then she'd say a one-liner or think something funny, and I'd chuckle and catch my breath. Love it!"

"Sam's Song is no lightweight suspense book. Howe deals with drugs, spousal abuse, child abuse, and more. While the topics she writes about are heavy, Howe does a fantastic job of giving the reader the brutal truth while showing us there is still good in life and hope for better days to come."

Where to find Hannah Howe online

Where to buy in print

Series

Eve’s War
The Heroines of SOE Series
Operation Zigzag
Price: Free!
Operation Locksmith
Price: $0.99 USD.
Operation Broadsword
Price: $0.99 USD.
Operation Treasure
Price: $0.99 USD.
Operation Sherlock
Price: $0.99 USD.
Operation Cameo
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Olive Tree
A Spanish Civil War Saga
The Olive Tree: Branches
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Olive Tree: Leaves
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Olive Tree: Fruit
Price: $0.99 USD.
Sam Smith Mysteries
The Sam Smith Mystery Series featuring private detective Samantha Smith
Sam's Song
Price: Free!
Love and Bullets
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Big Chill
Price: $0.99 USD.
Ripper
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Hermit of Hisarya
Price: $0.99 USD.
Secrets and Lies
Price: $0.99 USD.
Ann's War Mysteries
A series of five novellas, approximately 15,000 words each, set in 1944-5.
Betrayal
Price: Free!
Invasion
Price: $0.99 USD.
Blackmail
Price: $0.99 USD.
Escape
Price: $0.99 USD.
Victory
Price: $0.99 USD.

Books

Operation Rose
Series: Eve’s War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2022 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » General
Book seven in the twelve book Eve's War Heroines of SOE series.
The Olive Tree: Fruit
Series: The Olive Tree. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,340. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2022 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Medical
Book four in the five book The Olive Tree, A Spanish Civil War Saga.
Operation Cameo
Series: Eve’s War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,590. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2022 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Historical » General
Book six in the twelve book Eve's War Heroines of SOE series.
Damaged
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,750. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2022 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Damaged, book nineteen in the international bestselling Sam Smith Mystery Series.
The Olive Tree: Leaves
Series: The Olive Tree. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2021 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Leaves is book three in The Olive Tree: A Spanish Civil War Saga. Each story can be read as a standalone. However, for ultimate enjoyment we recommend that you read the books in series order.
Operation Sherlock
Series: Eve’s War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,470. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2021 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Operation Sherlock, book five in Eve’s War, the Heroines of SOE Series.
Stormy Weather
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,140. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2021 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Stormy Weather, book eighteen in the bestselling Sam Smith Mystery Series. Can be read as a standalone.
Operation Treasure
Series: Eve’s War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2021 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Book four in Eve’s War, the Heroines of SOE Series, about Special Operation Executive agents in Occupied France during the Second World War.
Operation Broadsword
Series: Eve’s War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2020 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Operation Broadsword is book three in the Eve’s War Heroines of SOE Series. The book can be read as a standalone. However, to gain maximum enjoyment from the series we recommend that you read the books in order.
The Olive Tree: Branches
Series: The Olive Tree. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2020 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Olive Tree: Branches. Book two of a Spanish Civil War Saga.
Looking for Rosanna Mee
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,820. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2020 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Looking for Rosanna Mee is book seventeen in the international bestselling Sam Smith Mystery Series. Each book in the series combines a psychological mystery with humour and romance, and can be read as a standalone.
Operation Locksmith
Series: Eve’s War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2020 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Operation Locksmith is book two in the Eve’s War Heroines of SOE Series. The book can be read as a standalone. However, to gain maximum enjoyment from the series we recommend that you read the books in order.
Operation Zigzag
Series: Eve’s War. Price: Free! Words: 20,100. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2020 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Operation Zigzag, Eve’s War Book One in the Heroines of SOE Series
The Olive Tree: Roots
Series: The Olive Tree. Price: Free! Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2020 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The Olive Tree: Roots, book one in a Spanish Civil War saga, written by international bestselling author Hannah Howe.
Snow in August
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,120. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2020 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Snow in August is a psychological mystery, book sixteen in the #1 bestselling Sam Smith Mystery Series. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone.
Victory
Series: Ann's War Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2019 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Victory, book five in the Amazon #1 Ann’s War Mystery Series.
The Devil and Ms Devlin
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,390. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2019 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Devil and Ms Devlin, book fifteen in the international bestselling Sam Smith Mystery Series.
Escape
Series: Ann's War Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,170. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Escape is book four in the Ann's War Mystery Series written by Hannah Howe, author of the Amazon #1 Sam Smith Mystery Series.
Хисарският отшелник
Price: Free! Words: 38,180. Language: Bulgarian. Published: September 26, 2018 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Sam Smith Mystery, the Bulgarian version of The Hermit of Hisarya, written by bestselling author Hannah Howe.
Boston
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Boston is book fourteen in the Amazon #1 Sam Smith Mystery Series. Each book in the series contains a complete story and can be read as a stand-alone. Print length, 236 pages.
Saving Grace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,620. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Written by Hannah Howe, author of the Amazon #1 Sam Smith Mystery Series, Saving Grace, the courtroom drama of the year.
Blackmail
Series: Ann's War Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,180. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Blackmail is book three in the Ann's War Mystery Series written by Hannah Howe, author of the Amazon #1 Sam Smith Mystery Series.
Invasion
Series: Ann's War Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Invasion is book two in the Ann's War Mystery Series written by Hannah Howe, author of the Amazon #1 Sam Smith Mystery Series.
A Parcel of Rogues
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,090. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Parcel of Rogues is book thirteen in the Amazon #1 (private detective chart) Sam Smith Mystery Series. Each book in the series contains a complete story and can be read as a stand-alone. Print length, 236 pages. Also contains two bonus chapters, Ann's War: Betrayal, book one in the Ann's War Mystery Series.
Betrayal
Series: Ann's War Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Betrayal is book one in the Ann's War Mystery Series written by Hannah Howe, author of the Amazon #1 Sam Smith Mystery Series.
Digging in the Dirt
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,970. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Digging in the Dirt is book twelve in the Amazon #1 Sam Smith Mystery Series. Each book in the series contains a complete mystery and can be read as a stand-alone.
Mind Games
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,340. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mind Games, book eleven in the Amazon #1 ranked Sam Smith Mystery Series. Books in this series have reached the #1 ranking on Amazon's private detective chart on three separate occasions - June 2016, January 2017 and May 2017.
Stardust
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,250. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Stardust, a Sam Smith Mystery, book ten in the Sam Smith Mystery Series
Smoke and Mirrors
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,970. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Smoke and Mirrors, A Sam Smith Mystery. Book Nine in the Sam Smith Mystery Series.
Sins of the Father
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,190. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Sam Smith Mystery Book Eight in the Sam Smith Mystery Series
Family Honour
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,700. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Sam Smith Mystery Book Seven in the Sam Smith Mystery Series
Secrets and Lies
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,390. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Secrets and Lies: A Sam Smith Mystery. Book Six in the Sam Smith Mystery Series.
The Hermit of Hisarya
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,940. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Hermit of Hisarya, A Sam Smith Mystery (The Sam Smith Mystery Series, book five)
The Big Chill
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,670. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Big Chill - A Sam Smith Mystery. Book Three in the Sam Smith Mystery Series featuring private detective Samantha Smith.
Love and Bullets
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,690. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Love and Bullets - A Sam Smith Mystery. Book Two in the Sam Smith Mystery Series.
Sam's Song
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,670. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sam's Song - A Sam Smith Mystery. Book One in the Sam Smith Mystery Series.
Ripper
Series: Sam Smith Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,960. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ripper - A Sam Smith Mystery, Book Four in the Sam Smith Mystery Series.

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