Friday Featured Author – Jane Risdon Has a New Book! – Undercover Crime Shorts

Today I’m happy to be featuring friend and author and talent extraordinaire, Jane Risdon announcing her new release – Undercover Crime Shorts.  This book also contains a juicy extract of Jane’s next upcoming novel series – Ms. Birdsong detective series. If you love reading short stories, solving crimes and twisted endings, you’ll enjoy Jane’s new book.



Jane Risdon author

Meet Jane:

Jane Risdon began her working life in the international music business where she managed recording artists, songwriters, record producers, and where she has been instrumental in placing music on to soundtracks of many TV series and Movies, working alongside her musician husband.
After years of promoting talented young artists Jane decided it was time to do what she’s always wanted to do: write. She began writing in earnest some ten years ago starting with flash fiction and short stories – mostly crime/thrillers – and her writing was soon included in various anthologies – to date 15 different publications, some award winning. She has written for numerous online newsletters and magazines and is a regular blogger.
She has also written a best-selling novel with author and lifelong friend, best-selling, award-winning author, Christina Jones, set in the UK music scene of the late 1960s. Only One Woman is published by Accent Press with whom Jane signed in 2014.
With over 100 short stories needing a home, Jane has recently published Undercover: Crime Shorts with Plaisted Publishing House, which went into the UK Amazon ratings at #18 and into the USA Amazon ratings at #333 upon publication.
She is writing the sequel to Only One Woman and is completing a series of novels about a former MI5 intelligence officer; ‘Ms Birdsong Investigates.’ These crime/thrillers are set in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire, and Jane digs into her early career with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the height of the Cold War for her inspiration and knowledge of Britain’s Security Services.
Jane’s interests include photography, history, and science, and she and her husband enjoy walking and visiting places of interest – something they never had time to enjoy when ‘baby-sitting’ singers and musicians whilst travelling all over the world.



Blurb: Undercover: Crime Shorts

Under one cover for the first time a collection of crime shorts from Jane Risdon with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction – a must for those who enjoy gripping yarns.

Undercover: Crime Shorts features new short stories written with strong female protagonists at its heart and includes Sweet Sable – a redheaded nightclub singer with sex appeal and a sting in her tail, and The Look – a hit woman with an agenda for revenge and a talent for hire.

There is an extract form the first novel in the series Ms Birdsong Investigates Murder in Ampney Parva: Operation Matryoshka – where former MI5 intelligence officer, Lavinia Birdsong, is asked to look for a missing woman and finds herself embroiled in murder, the Russian Mafia, and Ukrainian gun-runners.

My readers say:

Roger A Price: former detective and crime author says: Crime Shorts is a wonderfully satisfying anthology of seven short stories which transcend above the crime fiction genre providing a ripping yarn irrespective of the reader’s crime fiction preference. Jane Risdon has cleverly stitched together a mix of tales to suit all fans of the genre.

Gloria Clulow: reader says:

As with all Jane’s stories I find them intriguing and unpredictable, leaving
me wanting more; I don’t want them to end.

Professor Margot Kinberg: Associate professor and author of the Joel Williams crime novels says:

Undercover, what a gripping story, so well written. You’ve packed so much ‘punch’ into it, loved it. I really felt the rising tension and suspicion! You’ve captured the suspense of it beautifully and it is such a great set-up with good characters.

Charlie Plunkett: reader says:

Fast-paced, well written, page-turner that had me so engrossed my train journey flew by. The author clearly has done a lot of research, these short stories all felt very authentic and each had me gripped and on the edge of my seat wondering how they would play out. It’s been a long time since I read anything quite so intriguing and twisty. It certainly got my heart beating faster and I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great murder, mystery.

Jane Risdon – my pleasure lovely, praise where it’s due, you have written a fabulous selection of short stories and I will definitely look out for Ms Birdsong.


Visit Jane’s books:

Undercover: Crime Shorts


ISBN: 9780359397839

Only One Woman:

53 5* reviews from guys and gals. Available in most countries too.
Paperback and eBook on most digital platforms
Paperback Waterstones and good indie stores.

ISBN: 9781783757312…/…/1783757310…/…/B075D88JB


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33 thoughts on “Friday Featured Author – Jane Risdon Has a New Book! – Undercover Crime Shorts

  1. Congratulations to Jane and this is a terrific shout-out for her crime stories collection! A real treat to all fans of the genre and reviews for it are fantastic. Lovely to learn more about Jane as well! 😀


  2. Annika, thanks so much, really appreciated. I am nervous as this is my first outing without my publisher. I hope people will enjoy it. I am so grateful to all those bloggers and authors helping me out this week whilst I languish in Facebook Jail. I’ve been bad – just don’t know what I did. LOL ss


      1. Thanks for friending me on Me We too, I needed that extra kick. I’d forgotten I’d set it up in March duh! Once I am firing on all cylinders I shall be more pro-active. Thanks for this lovely post too. Much appreciated. xx


    1. John, thanks so much. It is good to have a broad reading base. I am trying to expand my own. I tend to stick with crime/thrillers/espionage etc. I found I really enjoyed Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth which surprised me no end. Thanks so much for commenting. Happy reading and writing.


    2. John, thanks so much for dropping in. it is good to try other genres. I recently stepped out of my comfort zone and read Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet – a change and a delight. Good luck with your writing.


  3. Thank you for sharing Debby, Jane sounds an accomplished author and very talented, it takes skill to twist a plot and do it well.. Wishing Jane well with her forthcoming series.. 🙂

    Much love ❤


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