About Linda

Hi, I'm Linda Coles and I write British crime novels.  #GreatBritishCrime. #BritishCrimeDrama

I developed the DC Jack Rutherford and DS Amanda Lacey series back in 2017 and have watched them and their colleagues grow over time, via their work as well as their personal lives. Jack, is a bit of a 'Maigret', smart and soft-hearted. And as for Amanda? Maybe a younger ‘Vera’, dedicated, honourable and savvy. Unlike Vera, she wears well-polished Dr. Martens boots with her sensible work suit. That should tell you something of her nature.

Together the duo work on crimes in Croydon, England, usually featuring ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. I do like to give them modern cases to solve, quite often involving technology or the dark web for a bit of extra intrigue.

My other series features newly licensed Private Investigator Chrissy Livingstone who is sassy, the polar opposite of her high maintenance sister Julie, and happy to get her hands dirty. And she does!

I hope you get to know and love the characters as much as I do.

My outdoor office is next to my vegetable patch in the north island of New Zealand where I now call home. My 'kids' consist of 6 beautiful goats, 2 cats and my husband.

If you enjoy my stories, please do take a moment to write a review on Amazon, they really do matter. xxx

Drop me a line and say hello.


Linda Coles office deck

A favourite writing place - the front deck in New Zealand

My writing companions - goats

My writing buddies - a small herd of six glorious goats.


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