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My name is Natalie Hames and I'm an English author from the North Nottinghamshire borders a stones throw away from Sherwood Forest. I live with my two children and rescued Boxer dog whom I refer to as my 'third child.' When I'm not writing crime fiction based around the East End of London I can usually be found spending time with my children and walking the family dog. Even though Sherwood Forest is only a short drive away I've has yet to see any men wearing green tights!

I have a passion for noir, crime thrillers with a twist and police procedurals,especially when they involve a big dose of corruption. My first series is called The East End Noir Series and my main character DS Connolly frequently bends (or snaps) the rules to get justice. I always will write in UK English as there's nothing more irritating for a reader when a British author tries to pass themselves off as an American so please don't mistake this for typo's or grammatical errors.

The first book in my debut series is currently free and you can grab yourself a copy via the link below.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the book.

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The Death Of Me - 11 Chapter Sample

A planned kidnapping. A young girl, snatched on her way back from school. Detective Philip Harris battles against media scrutiny to find her before it's too late. But when his investigations lead him to a mysterious, well-hidden house protected by impenetrable iron gates, he soon discovers a murky underworld. His findings put him and his family in direct danger. Pitched alone against a highly organised crime syndicate backed by the rich and powerful, he has to make a tough decision. Either drop the case and forget what he has seen, or embark on a rescue mission to free the missing girl. Time is running out. Which will he choose?


The Towers - DS Connolly - Book One

DS Connolly - East End Noir Series - Book One

Oppression. Despair. Rebellion

What pushes a teenager from the toughest sink estate in East London to join The Met?

The Towers is the first book in the East End Noir Series by Natalie Hames and introduces the young DS Matthew Connolly. Set against the dismal backdrop of 90's social housing, The Towers will plunge you into the fight for survival in a community ruled by gangs. Connolly soon discovers even the pure of heart can unwittingly slide into the world of organised crime when a loved one hits crisis point. Will he stay beneath the gang's radar, or fight fire with fire, alone?

Lovers of crime fiction and noir will find The Towers will satisfy their hunger for a fast-paced, hard hitting story with unexpected twists and turns.