kay hunter detective series

This exciting Kent-based police series is enthralling murder mystery readers with its fast-paced and gripping storylines that provide a modern twist to the police procedural crime thriller genre.

The series features a cast of engaging supporting characters who work with Kay Hunter to seek justice for victims of crime. The series begins with Scared to Death, a page-turning police drama that introduces readers to Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future.


Detective Kay Hunter book 1

A serial killer murdering for kicks.

A detective seeking revenge...

"A stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller"

Robert Bryndza, bestselling author of The Girl In The Ice


Detective Kay Hunter book 2

When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as ‘Suicide Mile’, it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder...

Will to Live is the second book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…

"Moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns!"

Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Kim Stone series


Detective Kay Hunter book 3

Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.

One to Watch is a gripping murder mystery thriller, and the third in the Detective Kay Hunter series.

"A brilliant voice in crime fiction"



Detective Kay Hunter book 4

Could Kay’s need for revenge be her undoing, or will she survive to see justice served?

Hell to Pay is a gripping fast paced crime thriller, and the fourth in the Detective Kay Hunter series.

"Each one is a bloody brilliant, edge of your seat, white knuckle read"



Detective Kay Hunter book 5

If you knew what the truth could do, would you lie?

Call to Arms is a fast paced murder mystery, and the fifth in the Detective Kay Hunter series.

"Great UK detective series. This is an author to watch."



Detective Kay Hunter book 6

While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery – the victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown.

Gone to Ground is a gripping serial killer thriller full of page-turning suspense, and the sixth book in the Detective Kay Hunter British detective series.

"I always feel like I'm part of the investigation when I read one of these books"


Detective Kay Hunter book 7

When a mummified body is discovered in a renovated building, the gruesome find leads Detective Kay Hunter and her team into a complex murder investigation...

Bridge to Burn is a twisting murder mystery, and the seventh in the Detective Kay Hunter series.

"A down to earth, no-nonsense heroine"

Apple Books


Detective Kay Hunter book 8

When a faceless body is found floating in the river on a summer’s morning, Detective Kay Hunter and her team are tasked with finding out the man’s identity – and where he came from.

Cradle to Grave is a gripping murder mystery, and the eighth book in the Detective Kay Hunter British detective series.

"Terrific plot and interesting characters with an admirable heroine as the lynch pin"


Detective Kay Hunter book 9

When the body of a naked man is found in the middle of a barren field, Detective Kay Hunter realises the investigation will test her skills to the limit...

Turn to Dust is a fast-paced murder mystery, and the ninth in the Detective Kay Hunter series.

"This is one hell of a thriller – highly recommended"


Detective Kay Hunter book 10

The frozen body of a man is discovered in a used car yard on the hottest day of the year, his face contorted by fear and pain.

Detective Kay Hunter and her team are assigned the case, but when they find out who their victim is, their worst fears are realised...

A Darker Place is the tenth book in the Detective Kay Hunter series by USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett, and perfect for readers who love fast-paced crime thrillers.

"Another winner!"


Detective Kay Hunter book 11

When a brutal attack on a business owner is followed by a suspicious death, the police first suspect the beginning of a new underworld drugs war.

Then a second victim is found dead, and the truth starts to look like something much worse.