A Belsham & N Higgins

A new series by brother-and-sister writing collaboration Alison Belsham and Nick Higgins.

Alison Belsham is the author of the internationally-acclaimed Tattoo Thief trilogy, which has been translated into 15 languages and was a No.1 bestseller in Italy. She is a co-founder of the Edinburgh Writers’ Forum, providing professional development and networking for writers.

Nick Higgins worked in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2007 as a security advisor on a variety of projects encompassing the UN, private military companies, the US Embassy and others. He has lived in or visited all the locations mentioned in the series, including Lashkar Gah City in Helmand Province, nearly three months in a guest house in downtown Kandahar City, Herat City and Kabul.

Alison’s website:
Alison on Twitter: @AlisonBelsham
Nick on Twitter: @ANHigginswriter

A Belsham and N Higgins are represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact

Alison is also represented by Jenny Brown for her solo works

[Photo credit: Jerry Rawlings]

Books by Alison and Nick

Death in Kabul

Canelo, March 2022

A murdered man. A stolen artefact. A search for justice in a city where violence and corruption rule…2003. Kabul has become a frontier city, Afghanistan’s fledgling democracy struggling with crime and corruption as NATO coalition troops, gangs and warlords jostle for control. A city where justice is an ideal and security means carrying a gun.

When the body of a British serviceman is discovered in the city’s infamous tank graveyard, the Kabul Police reach out for support in their investigation. Alasdair ‘Mac’ MacKenzie, formerly of the Metropolitan Police, is seconded to the team.

Baz Khan, an Afghan-American investigative journalist, is in Kabul researching a story. Precious antiquities, priceless artefacts of the country’s rich history, are disappearing amid the chaos, never to be seen again. Baz is determined to uncover whoever is spiriting them away, to prevent her war-torn country being further denuded for profit. And she has a lead…

The soldier’s death was no accident. Why was he so far from the British base in the middle of the night? And alone? As Baz and Mac investigate, they quickly realise they have each stumbled on something far bigger than they reckoned with, and are tossed into the Kabul underworld, where violence and corruption rule.

A fast-paced, compelling adventure through the streets of Kabul, perfect for Jack Reacher fans.