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About Jo Allen

Jo has been writing since she could first put pen to paper. Short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction...anything will do to fill a dull moment and give her imagination a little more exercise.

Jo lives in Edinburgh but spends as much time as possible in the Lake District.

The DCI Jude Satterthwaite novels

Meet DCI Jude Satterthwaite, the protagonist in a crime series set in the English Lake District. Serious, sharp and impatient, he’s a hero to some and Judas to others. Jude’s doing a job he loves in the county where he was born and raised, but job satisfaction comes at a price. His dedication to his career has put his former best friend in prison, his intransigence has cost him the love of his long-time girlfriend, Becca Reid, and he struggles to be a surrogate father to his troublesome younger brother, Mikey. And all the while, he’s running the villains to earth…

Jo's Books

The second in Jo's series of crime novels will be published by Aria Fiction in December 2019.

Death by Dark Waters

It's high summer, and the lakes are in the midst of an unrelenting heatwave. Uncontrollable fell fires are breaking out across the moors faster than they can be extinguished. When firefighters uncover the body of a dead child at the heart of the latest blaze, Detective Chief Inspector Jude Satterthwaite's arson investigation turns to one of murder.

Temperatures - and tension - in the village are rising, and with the body count rising Jude and his team race against the clock to catch the killer before it's too late...

Death at Eden's End

When one-hundred-year-old Violet Ross is found dead at Eden's End, a luxury care home hidden in a secluded nook of the Lake District's Eden Valley it's tragic but not unexpected. Except for the instantly recognisable look in her lifeless eyes... that of pure terror.

DCI Jude Satterthwaite heads up the investigation, but as the deaths start to mount up it's clear that he and DS Ashleigh O'Halloran need to uncover a long-buried secret before the killer strikes again...

The second in the unmissable, Lake District-set, DCI Jude Satterthwaite series.

Death in Coffin Lane

Flamboyant American academic Cody Wilder thrives on controversy and has made many enemies on her way to notoriety. But when DCI Jude Satterthwaite accompanies his mother to Grasmere to hear Dr Wilder reveal the findings of her latest research, he isn't expecting murder...