Amazon reviews 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."

Deadly Secrets

What unspeakable truths lurk beneath the lies?

by H.R. Kemp



Deadly Secrets is an Australian Political Conspiracy Mystery/Thriller. 

Can ordinary people thwart a powerful conspiracy?


Shelley Ormond’s life is about to change forever. Her friend, a young refugee, dies suddenly and the federal police have shrouded her case in secrecy. Shelley has never been bold, but she will have to break the rules and jeopardise her safe, public service career to learn the truth.


Her new friend Adrian, a medical researcher, is studying a mystery illness in outback communities. Young children are falling fatally ill, but there’s no obvious cause although suspicious mining activity in the area is worth investigating.


Shelley delves deeper and is drawn into a sinister world of police cover-ups, organised crime and corporate greed. If she obeys the law, the powerful can go on breaking it.


The stakes are high, and the treacherous schemers will do anything to keep their deadly secrets. Lives don’t matter, not even hers.


Can they expose the plot before more lives are lost?

Will the formidable and ruthless forces behind the conspiracy stop them?

             Buy either eBook or paperback using the links to the left.

If you are an Adelaide reader, Deadly Secrets is now available in the following bookshops:

  • Dymocks Bookshops, Rundle Mall & Glenelg

  • Matilda Bookshop, Stirling

  • Harry Hartog Bookshop, Burnside

  • Read eBooks, Rundle Mall, Adelaide

  • Mostly Books, Mitcham 

  • Dillons Norwood Bookshop, Norwood Parade, Norwood.

Other Publications (Fledglings: An Anthology is available for free - check it out below.)

When Stars Will Shine - an Anthology.

My short story, The Present of Presence, is published in this anthology.  The money from sales goes to charity, Help for Heroes (UK).

The link to purchase can be accessed through the find out more button.

The Writers' and Readers' Magazine


The October 2019 edition (Known as The Writers' Magazine then), features my short story, Unforgivable.


The January 2020 edition features my short story, Reunited.

Fledglings: An Anthology is available for free from Smashwords. If you are interested in reading a selection of Australian short stories on a variety of themes, check it out.

Fledglings by Birdcatcher Books (2016)

   An anthology of short stories. 

Features my short story, Reunited

Adverbially Challenged Vol 2, published by Christopher Fielden (proceeds go to charity). A bit of fun writing adverb packed flash fiction.

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