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Goat farmer, cheese maker and weaver Tristan Smith is working on her North Yorkshire smallholding when a chance visit by archaeologists exposes a skeleton in an abandoned WW2 bunker. But it’s not a wartime casualty.

Tristan becomes involved in the search for the truth about her predecessors, as DI Greg Geldard follows a trail from North Yorkshire to the Norfolk Broads. He is seeking justice for a long dead victim; but another casualty is hunting for a new life and a safe place to start again.

Secret Places introduces DI Greg Geldard and first responder Ben Asheton. You will meet them again in the second in the series 'Glass Arrows'. 

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Shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards fiction prize 2021


When the body of a farmworker is found during a turkey cull, the incident falls to DCI Greg Geldard to investigate. Newly promoted and newly transferred from North Yorkshire to Norfolk, he is about to face the most challenging case of his career. As he uncovers evidence of organised crime and modern slavery, the body count rises, a friend is threatened and he struggles to bring the murderer to justice.

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Firebird Book Award Winner 2022


When does anger become hate? And what happens when it does? Fires of Hate explores how passion can become anger and anger be perverted into hate.


With successful convictions from his last big case in the bag, Greg Geldard might be forgiven for anticipating a period of quiet routine. He doesn’t get it. Threats to a government laboratory and danger for someone close to him make life complicated. Then he’s posed an ethical conundrum in court. Can hate ever be wholly sane?

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Death on the Rhine 
- a DCI Geldard spin-off novella

Much to Greg’s amusement, his friends Ben and Paula embark on a river cruise for their second honeymoon.

Relaxation and luxury are guaranteed; and evil in an unexpected place.


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The Temenos Remains - DCI Geldard Book 4

Authentically set in the beautiful rural world of the Norfolk Broads and the sometimes treacherous Norfolk coastline, this thriller follows a serial killer and his pursuer; exploring issues around mental health and exploitation of sex workers

With his ex-wife receiving threatening phone calls, loose ends still flapping from his last big case and a ritual burial found in an archaeological dig; the last thing Greg Geldard needs is an East Coast flood and a cliff fall that reveals - what exactly?


Following on from Fires of Hate, ‘The Temenos Remains’ takes Greg Geldard from Roman archaeology near Norwich to collapsing East Coast cliffs.


‘Ritual burials are rare. Finding them – rarer still. When three turn up, Greg Geldard knows he has a problem.’


The nature of the victims and historic attitudes complicate his  investigation as he struggles to find the killer’s latest victim before it’s too late.




Greg Geldard Norfolk Mystery

No 5

To be published July 2023

Dig Two Graves - DCI Geldard Book 5





A mutilated body, a missing colleague, a bent copper... 

As Greg moves fast to rescue a friend, his riverside home is targeted for revenge.

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