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Signed Paperbacks Available

To buy signed paperbacks (or a signed hardcover of Deadly Secrets), please email me for a quote. Let me know which book (Lethal Legacy or Deadly Secrets (paperback or hardcover) and where the book should be sent. 

I will supply at the best price available.

If you are an Adelaide reader, signed copies of Lethal Legacy and Deadly Secrets are available in the following bookshops

  • Dymocks Bookshop, Glenelg

  • Matilda Bookshop, Stirling

  • Harry Hartog Bookshop, Burnside

  • Mostly Books, Mitcham

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Be captivated by the gripping suspense, dark intrigue, and complex characters in this edge-of-your-seat story.

The plot will keep you guessing until the explosive climax. 

If you enjoyed Deadly Secrets, you'll love Lethal Legacy.

Lethal Legacy

Silence won't keep her safe

An Australian conspiracy mystery thriller with suspense and intrigue by H.R. Kemp

Buried Secrets. A web of deceit, betrayal, and danger. Can she survive her fight for justice and truth?

Laura thought she knew everything about her late husband before he died. Now, her life and the lives of those she loves are in danger.

As Laura delves into his previous role in Iraq, she begins to unravel a web of lies and deceit that goes far beyond anything she could have imagined. What was he researching? And why are people willing to kill for it?

Laura turns amateur sleuth. At fifty-nine, she must summon every ounce of strength and relentless determination to expose the truth and navigate a treacherous landscape of suspense and intrigue where the lines between trust and betrayal blur.

Can she triumph over the shadows of corruption and finally bring justice to light? Or will she succumb to the deadly grip of those who will stop at nothing to protect their dark legacies?


Order Lethal Legacy today to join Laura on her dangerous journey.


Reader reviews say:

"A really intriguing read by a fabulous author!"
"a clever mystery that had me hooked at the beginning and didn’t let me stop thinking about it until I finished"
"I thought the whole story was amazing. I hones
tly didn’t want this book to end."


Reader's Favorite - 5-star review

H.R. Kemp takes us on a complex and intriguing journey. It is a complex story, requiring effort from the reader, but this is well-rewarded as the twists and turns untangle toward its conclusion. Laura is a worthy heroine who will stop at nothing to protect her family, and the mature-aged protagonist is a welcome addition to the genre. Kemp demonstrates that pleasure, romance, excitement, and living are not just the domain of the young... races to a satisfying and surprising conclusion. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a thriller with depth."

David Cameron for Reader's Favorite


Deadly Secrets

What unspeakable truths lurk beneath the lies?
by H.R. Kemp

An Australian political conspiracy mystery thriller with suspense and intrigue

A suspicious death. A dark web of deceit. Will she risk everything for the truth?

The sudden death of her refugee friend sets off a chain of events that will change Shelley's quiet life forever. Her burning desire for the truth uncovers a web of conspiracy, danger, and corruption that reaches all the way to the top. 

Shelley is reluctant to jeopardize her safe public service career and her comfortable life, but it soon becomes clear that she will have to break the rules and risk everything to uncover the truth. 

Can ordinary people really make a difference in a world where the powerful hold all the cards?
Read Deadly Secrets and find out.


New Review Deadly Secrets

Thank you to book blogger Denise Newton for this wonderful review of Deadly Secrets.

"It’s refreshing to find a complex, character- and plot-focused novel set in an Australian city, featuring characters not usually encountered in a typical thriller or crime novel."

You can read the complete review here:

Amazon reviews for Deadly Secrets say:

"A page-turner";

"It's refreshing to read something that tackles current affairs and politics head-on...It kept me hooked";

"This intricate socio-political thriller takes the reader through a mind spinning myriad of mystery and intrigue while generating a delicious palate of both likeable and detestable characters."

     Reader's Favourite review: 

"a political thriller that will keep you on your toes... Kemp's style is magnetic...For a page-turning conspiracy thriller, seize your copy of Deadly Secrets by H.R. Kemp today.
Tammy Ruggles for Reader's favourite

Other Publications
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My short stories have appeared in Anthologies:

  • Stolen Stars (USA 2023)

  • When Stars Will Shine (UK 2020);

  • Fledglings (Australia 2016)

And in Magazines:

  • The Writers' and Readers' Magazine (UK)

  • Scarlet Leaf Review (Canada)

  • cc&d scars magazine (USA).

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