|Series:||The 'Von' Valenti Series|
Second volume in the Yvonne 'Von' Valenti crime series. Leaving the Police and chasing her errant daughter, Von has relocated to Edinburgh where she's set up as a Private Detective. She is asked to investigate a professional hit, an infamous 'double tap', that has occurred during an executive paint-ball game. As always nothing is as it seems as Von must use all her intelligence, tenacity and skills to unravel the truth from a web of lies that surrounds the case.
'Allen's main strength lies in her characters - [Jack in the Box] '...doesn't shy away from the more unsavoury face of crime' Mystery People
Hania Allen was born in Liverpool of Polish refugees. She always wanted to go into space and came a fair way (but not far enough) in the Project Juno competition to find Britain's first astronaut. Her career in education culminated in information management at the University of St Andrews, a post she left to write full-time. When not writing, she plays the piano with her musically gifted godchildren, making up for in enthusiasm what she lacks in talent. Hania has lived in Scotland longer than anywhere else and loves the country and its people, despite the nine months of rain and three months of bad weather. She currently resides in a fishing village in Fife. Jack in the Box was her first published crime novel.