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Helen Forbes

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Contact: helenforbes@live.co.uk
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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I'm an author and a lawyer, living in Inverness. I have two published police procedural crimes novels featuring DS Joe Galbraith, In the Shadow of the Hill and Madness Lies. They are set in Inverness and the Outer Hebrides. I felt both areas had been neglected in crime fiction and they provide a great backdrop for the sinister events in the novels. My third crime novel Deception is set in Edinburgh, and is currently with my agent.

I have also written contemporary fiction, historical fiction and short stories. I am very interested in island communities and the Gaelic language.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk

Audience can work with

Care-experienced people; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Historical fiction; Island communities; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500