I write novels and short stories, mainly historical, mystery and literary fiction.

Berlin Vertigo novel by Christopher P Jones

Berlin Vertigo

My debut novel is out now! Berlin Vertigo is a psychological mystery set in pre-war Berlin.

It was a period of decadence and excess in Berlin. For Thomas, the city of cabaret clubs and neon skylines was nothing less than mesmerising.

Yet his outlook is turned upside down when he witnesses a shocking murder. What is worse, he has to decide if his best friend is capable of being the killer.

Berlin Vertigo is a tale of friendship, love and betrayal. If you like taut historical mysteries, with a cast of characters drawn with psychological depth, then you are bound to enjoy this book.

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Berlin Vertigo novel by Christopher P Jones
Vanished in Berlin novel by Christopher P Jones

Vanished in Berlin

The second book in my Berlin Tales series is now available.

Berlin. 1931. A Jewish girl suddenly goes missing and neither her family or friends know where she is. Only her boyfriend can piece together her whereabouts and bring her home safely – if only he can convince the Prussian Police and his old Nazi connections that he can be trusted.
Told from the intimate perspective of two young sweethearts caught between love and survival, Vanished in Berlin is an immersive and evocative suspense set in the seething brew of 1930s Germany.

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Free short story

Girl Drowned is a historical short story based on real life:

When the body of 27-year-old Ann Howls was pulled from a river in cold February day in 1844, the exact circumstances of her death were far from clear. Will an anonymous letter shed light on this tragic tale?
This historical short story is based on real life events, and comes with an epilogue from the author describing the true story behind the dramatised account.

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Girl Drowned short story by Christopher P Jones

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