Born and educated in the UK, Jean worked as a British diplomat for many years. She spent much of her life working overseas in Embassies and High Commissions in Australia, Brussels, the Caribbean, China, East Berlin, Indonesia, Mauritius, and Switzerland. She has travelled extensively around the world and writes about all the countries she had lived in, or visited.

Jean Harrod

Deadly Diplomacy was her debut diplomatic crime thriller, and the first of a series featuring diplomat Jess Turner and DI Tom Sangster.

Novel 2 – Deadly Deceit – was released on 16 June 2016. It’s set in the exotic Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, where Jean worked as the Head of the Governor’s Office for a couple of years.

Jean now lives in North Yorkshire. She is a member of Script Yorkshire and an active contributor to regional theatre. She has written and staged several plays.