The Coroner


The first book in the stunning Gold Dagger shortlisted Jenny Cooper series


When those in power hide the truth, she risks everything to reveal it.

Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates...


When lawyer, Jenny Cooper, is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she’s hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence.


Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny’s curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart?


In the face of powerful and sinister forces determined to keep both the truth hidden and the troublesome coroner in check, Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one-woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity.



"A brilliant, original and gripping crime novel –

I can’t wait for M R Hall’s next one!" 


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The Coroner by M. R. Hall is the first book in the Jenny Cooper series and is available to buy in paperback and as a Kindle download

Statement in response to repeated queries from readers concerning the forthcoming BBC daytime drama series entitled, ‘The Coroner’.


The BBC daytime drama entitled, ‘The Coroner’, which is airing from 16 November 2015, has not been made with the permission or authorisation of M R Hall or his publishers. Any similarities between M R Hall’s original work and the BBC drama, are, according to the BBC, coincidental. The BBC was placed on notice of a number of potential similarities in early 2015 prior to filming. The BBC has been invited to change the name of its production but has declined to do so.


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