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Helen Forbes lives in Inverness. Her latest thriller, Queen of Grime, the first in a series featuring an Edinburgh crime scene cleaner, was published in December 2022. She has also published a prequel novella, Spoils of the Dead, and two other standalone thrillers, Deception and Unravelling. Helen’s work as a social welfare lawyer has influenced many of the themes in her work.
Helen’s police procedural crime novels, In the Shadow of the Hill and Madness Lies, featuring DS Joe Galbraith, are set in Inverness and the Outer Hebrides.
Helen has also written contemporary and historical fiction, and short stories. She is interested in island communities and the Gaelic language.
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