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Harriet Smart is a novelist living in Edinburgh.

Educated at the University of St Andrews, Harriet’s debut novel, A GARLAND OF VOWS, was inspired by her research into a firm of nineteenth-century church furnishers and turned into an epic family saga, spanning fifty years. Her second novel, GREEN GROW THE RUSHES, set in Edwardian Scotland, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. She is currently writing a series of crime novels set in early Victorian England.

Along with her husband Julian Smart she has designed Writer’s Café, a software toolkit for fiction writers. For more information see

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Green Grow the Rushes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 214,380. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010 by Anthemion. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
In the summer of 1900, a group of young people are brought together in the decaying splendour of the Quarro, a Scottish country house owned by the down-at-heel Lennox family. As their lives touch, new alliances are formed - some doomed to failure and bitter despair, others that will endure against the odds to bring lasting happiness.
The Dead Songbird
Series: The Northminster Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 102,680. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Anthemion. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A celebrated and charismatic soprano is receiving poisoned pen letters while a young tenor is found dead in strange circumstances in a locked chapel. Chief Constable Major Giles Vernon and Police Surgeon Felix Carswell have two complex and troubling cases on their hands in the second volume of the Northminster Mysteries.
The Butchered Man
Series: The Northminster Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 100,580. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010 by Anthemion. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
On a bleak January day in 1840, a mutilated corpse is discovered outside the city walls of Northminster. It falls to the Chief Constable, Major Giles Vernon, and his newly-appointed surgeon, Felix Carswell, to unravel this unsettling mystery as their skills and integrity are tested to the limit. The Butchered Man is a dark tale of death and deceit in an ancient cathedral city.
Reckless Griselda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,110. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2010 by Anthemion. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Griselda throws caution to the wind and allows a handsome stranger to seduce her, but is soon faced with the consequences of her wild behaviour. For this is England in 1816 and she is a young lady of good family while her lover, Tom Thorpe, is a wealthy baronet, caught in a net of emotional obligations. As scandal engulfs them, can they find lasting happiness or will their love be destroyed?

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