To Catch a Rabbit – the first Sean Denton book.
Two young boys stumble on a dead prostitute. She’s on Sean Denton’s patch. As Doncaster’s youngest Police Community Support Officer, he’s already way out of his depth, but soon he’s uncovering more than he’s supposed to know. Meanwhile Karen Friedman, professional mother of two, learns her brother has disappeared. She desperately needs to know he’s safe, but once she starts looking, she discovers unexpected things about her own needs and desires. Played out against a gritty landscape on the edge of a Northern town, Karen and Sean risk losing all they hold precious.
“I loved To Catch a Rabbit. It is a perfect example of how crime fiction can be a beacon for goodness. The eager, innocent PCSO Sean Denton is one of the genre’s most humane creations, and the writing is so vivid that both he and refugee advice worker Karen Friedman felt like personal friends by the end of the book. Helen Cadbury has also managed to give us a book that is not only a meticulously researched, page-turning thriller but that is also beautifully written – and that is no mean feat.” Julia Crouch, bestselling author of Cuckoo and The Long Fall.
“A delight… I hope we get many more Sean Denton adventures, in the future. Helen Cadbury is an author to watch out for.’ Northern Crime
“The author has a gift of being able to focus on aspects that one would not normally consider important, which gives the reader a terrific pictorial glimpse of northern life in a gritty and intense way. The twists and turns that she puts in the story… …kept me hooked until the final paragraph.” Eurocrime
“A new voice in crime fiction always needs a new angle to make themselves noticed. Helen Cadbury’s exciting debut is shouting loud and clear… …This is definitely a new series that will hook you in!” Michael Wood, author.
“A compelling and intelligent crime novel, To Catch a Rabbit has some serious themes: drug abuse, prostitution, corruption and human trafficking. Author Helen Cadbury shines a light on these issues, weaving together an intricate plot that examines the role of the lost members of our society, the ones who are dismissed and unseen, unfortunate enough to fall through the cracks of regular life… ….An impressive debut that is written with a literary flair ”
Ten Penny Dreams
‘Gun-running, drug-smuggling, people-trafficking – you might be forgiven for thinking that this is another run-of-the-mill, sleazy, tedious cops-and-robbers effort. But it is far from that. This is a novel almost casually involved with crime. It gripped me from the first, and I read it in one 5-hour enthralling session, with only a brief pause for tea. The descriptions of the setting, Yorkshire at its bleakest, the characters, were so subtly slipped in that I absorbed them subliminally.’ Shotsmag
Buy To Catch a Rabbit
To Catch a Rabbit is available in, or can be ordered from, all good bookstores in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.
It is also available online from:
Allison and Busby
To Catch a Rabbit is now available as an audio book narrated by Jonathan Keeble, published by Oakhill. It is available from both Oakhill and Audible:
The large print edition of To Catch a Rabbit was published in June 2016 by Ulverscroft, Magna Large Print imprint.