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Helen McCabe is a highly regarded author whose love of writing and powerful imagination, coupled with the determination to succeed, have endured a long and successful career. Her lifelong fascination with literature, history and research and an interest in the paranormal have enhanced Helen’s immense gift for creative storytelling. She graduated with Honours from London University, where she read English, and holds an MA degree in 18th Century English Literature from the University of Keele.

Her long career began with her first novel at the age of seven, with poetry published at 13 and read on the BBC at 20. She started her true career as a novelist after becoming well-known for her short stories and serials in popular magazines. In 1995, her first full-length novel – Two for a Lie, about the 19th Century Princess Caraboo – was published, gaining much interest and critical acclaim. Since then, in tandem with work and family, she has written more than 30 novels in various genres, including historical, romance and more recently horror/thriller and crime. She also writes scripts for film, television and the stage.

Alongside her writing, Helen has worked in a variety of jobs, beginning as an assistant librarian and finally as a lecturer and teacher. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, The Crime Writers’ Association and The Horror Writers of America. Helen was invited to join MENSA, the high IQ Society, in 1989. Helen lives in Worcester and has three grown-up children and a grandson. Her website can be found at

Books by Helen McCabe

  • Piper (The Piper Trilogy#1)


  • The Piercing (The Piper Trilogy#2)

    Hive Amazon

  • The Codex (The Piper Trilogy#3)