Janice Hallett studied English at UCL, and spent several years as a magazine editor, winning two awards for journalism. After gaining an MA in Screenwriting at Royal Holloway, she co-wrote the feature film, Retreat. Her debut novel, The Appeal, was a Sunday Times bestseller, a Sunday Times crime book of the year, and shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year. Her second novel, The Twyford Code was one the most highly anticipated releases of 2022 and spent over a month in the hardback top ten. When not indulging her passion for global adventure travel, Janice is based in West London.
Praise for The Twyford Code
“Enid Blyton meets Agatha Christie with a cracking twist. Witty and wonderful”– Marion Todd, author of Lies to Tell
“An elegant puzzle of a book, which entombs an exquisite little heart”– Matt Wesolowski, author of Six Stories
“A superb mystery with true heart at its centre. No one does twists quite like Janice Hallett”– Sophie Flynn, author of All My Lies
"Mo said crime writing was a way of ‘getting rid of ghosts’, her style the opposite of cosy crime". UEA student Nina Bhadreshwar has written a stellar profile of the late, great crime writer Mo Hayder.Read more ⟶
How did the Norwich pub The Murderer's get it's name? Why did Reggie Kray spend his final days in our fine city? UEA grad Finley Little has written a fantastic exploration of 'Crimes from the City of Stories'Read more ⟶
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