Helen Cadbury


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’.

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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.

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My Holiday Reads

By |July 21st, 2016|

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

National Libraries Day

By |February 6th, 2016|

It’s National Libraries Day and what better day to announce that I’m thrilled to be one of ten authors taking part in Read Regional, a programme of events in libraries across the North of England. My

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Breaking news: TV Deal for Sean Denton

By |November 26th, 2015|

It’s wonderful to be able to share this breaking news of a TV Deal for the Sean Denton series of novels. The rights for To Catch a Rabbit and Bones in the Nest have been snapped