Helen Cadbury is a British crime writer, author of the Sean Denton series. She was born in the Midlands and grew up in Saddleworth, near Oldham. Helen has worked as an actor, a drama teacher and in prison education. She also writes poetry and plays.

To Catch a Rabbit was published by Allison and Busby in January 2015 and the second in the series, Bones in the Nest, followed in July 2015. Helen is currently working on a third Sean Denton book.

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To Catch a Rabbit was joint winner of the inaugural Northern Crime Award and chosen as an Amazon Rising Star in January 2015.

WHSmith readers voted To Catch a Rabbit no.12 in top crime books which they’d like to see on screen.

In October 2015, To Catch a Rabbit was selected as one of the Yorkshire Post’s ‘13 books that define Yorkshire best’.

Bones in the Nest cover


Bones in the Nest is the second in the Sean Denton crime fiction series and was published in 2015.


In 2016 Bones in the Nest was selected as a Read Regional title, by New Writing North.

  • Daniel Pembrey, Claire Seeber, Tracy Fenton, Helen Cadbury at the TBC Party

My Review of 2016

By |December 21st, 2016|Categories: News, Writer's Life|

My review of 2016 is very brief, because I have presents to wrap, and so do you. This year has had many high points. Finishing my breast cancer treatment was one, and going straight into

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My Holiday Reads

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: News, writer events|

I’ve just had a week away in sunny Bulgaria. There was a pool at the hotel, a sea view and time to read: bliss. I started my first holiday read just before I left, and