kay hunter detective series

This exciting UK 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.

Unlike many other books about female detectives, the Kay Hunter series pits a resilient detective against the most evil characters in society while at the same time fighting to protect her reputation after a personal vendetta against her, and features a strong cast of engaging supporting characters. The series kicked off with Scared to Death, a gripping fast paced police drama that introduced readers to Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future.

Scared to Death won praise from crime thriller authors and readers around the globe, with Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice calling it a “stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller”, and Angela Marsons, creator of the hit Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series saying Scared to Death “moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns”.


Detective Kay Hunter book 1

A serial killer murdering for kicks.

A detective seeking revenge...

"Rachel always delivers sharp, compelling and assured books. I love them!" Mel Sherratt


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…


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.

"Rachel Amphlett is right up there with Ian Rankin, JJ Marsh and Peter Robinson – wow!" - Kobo


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.


Detective Kay Hunter book 5

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay's enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…

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

"Kept me glued to the edge of my seat!" - Amazon.com


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.

Detective Kay Hunter book 7

When a mummified body is discovered in a renovated building, the gruesome discovery 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.


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.