Born and educated in the UK, Jean spent much of her life working overseas as a British diplomat 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

Novel 1 – Deadly Diplomacy was her debut diplomatic crime thriller, and the first of a series featuring diplomat Jess Turner and DI Tom Sangster. It is set in Australia, where Jean worked as the British Deputy High Commissioner for several years.

Novel 2 – Deadly Deceit- was released on 16 June 2016. It is 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.

Novel 3 – Missing in Shanghai – was released in July 2018. It is set in London (present day) and in Shanghai in 1984/85. Jean spent three years in the British Embassy (Peking) from 1980-83, then helped set up a new British-Consulate General in Shanghai in 1984/85.

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.