About Helen Smith

Helen Smith is a bestselling novelist and playwright who lives in London. She's a member of the Mystery Writers of America, The Crime Writers' Association and English PEN. She's the author of acclaimed cult novels Alison Wonderland and Being Light; dystopian novel The Miracle Inspector; the Emily Castles mystery series; and children's books, poetry and plays. Her books have been published by Gollancz, Orion (part of the Hachette Group), Watling Street, Lake Union,  and Thomas & Mercer. Her most recent British mystery, Beyond Belief, was published by Thomas & Mercer in 2014.

Helen Smith's books have reached number one on Amazon's bestseller lists in the US, UK, Canada and Germany. Alison Wonderland became one of Amazon Publishing's top five bestselling books of 2011 soon after it was launched in the US in August that year.

In July 2013, following the publication of Invitation to Die, Helen Smith reached the top spot as "America's most popular mystery author" on Amazon.com. Her books have been praised in The Times, The Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Time Out and Wired.com. They have appeared on "best books of the year" lists in For Books' Sake, The Cult Den, The Independent and the Guardian.

Helen Smith has been invited to read at literary events and festivals in London and New York and points in between – including, most recently, a cruise ship en route to California via the Suez Canal. Her work has been read or performed at the National Theatre, The Royal Festival Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Amnesty International’s Headquarters, The Edinburgh Festival and The University of London. She’s a Literary Death Match champion and the recipient of an Arts Council of England award. Her work has been optioned by the BBC. She’s amazing! Please buy her books.

Smith is gin-and-tonic funny. Booklist

Smith is at the very least a minor phenomenon. The Times

Very funny. Times Literary Supplement

Represented by David Hale Smith at Inkwell Management, New York.

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♠ Read more about dystopian novel The Miracle Inspector
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