Hania Allen was born in Liverpool, but has lived in Scotland longer than anywhere else, having come to love the people and the country (despite nine months of rain and three months of bad weather). Of Polish descent, her father was stationed in St Andrews during the war, and spoke so fondly of the town that she applied to study at the University. She has worked as a researcher, a mathematics teacher, an IT officer and finally in senior management, a post she left to write full time. She is the author of the Von Valenti novels and now lives in a fishing village in Fife.
The Polish Detective is an intrictately woven tale of revenge where Polish Vodka and Chopin illuminate the path. Drink both in and enjoy. -- Lin Anderson A fresh new find for crime fans ... the plot is intriguing, the characters are well drawn, and the end comes with an unnerving twist. Extremely readable. * Sunday Post * Pitch-perfect, combined with a clever mystery, but more than that, it's a witty, tense crime novel written in a highly readable style * Russel D McLean, author of the J McNee detective series * Captivating characters and an intriguing plot. A great new find for crime fans * Lin Anderson, author of the Rhona MacLeod crime series * Nicely nasty in all the right places, this is an assured debut by Hania Allen... The story rattles along until bringing the curtain down with an unnerving twist * Craig Robertson, author of Cold Grave, Random, and Witness the Dead *