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Jackie Kabler

Jackie Kabler is a television presenter and award-winning crime writer.

Her bestselling psychological thrillers – published by One More Chapter at HarperCollins – have sold nearly a million copies in English and been translated into eight languages. They include Am I Guilty?, The Perfect Couple, The Happy Family, The Murder List,  The Vanishing of Class 3B and The Life Sentence.

Highlights of Jackie’s writing career to date include:

  • Amazon number one bestseller in both the UK and Canada
  • Audible number one bestseller (UK)
  • USA Today bestseller
  • The Perfect Couple one of the top 25 bestselling e-books in the UK in both 2020 and 2022
  • Winner of a 2023 Nielsen Silver Bestseller Award for The Perfect Couple, for sales exceeding a quarter of a million copies in the UK alone

A former TV news reporter, Jackie is also author of the Cora Baxter Mysteries, a series of three cosy crime murder mysteries set in a television newsroom, recently re-released by Headline Accent. When not writing she works as a presenter for UK TV shopping channel QVC; she is also an ultramarathon runner and keen gardener, and lives in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, with her husband.

Born in Coventry but spending much of her childhood in Ireland, Jackie has a degree in Zoology from Trinity College Dublin. Her first job was as a zoologist with the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau, but after three years in the science field she joined the Jersey Evening Post newspaper and retrained as a journalist.


She moved into television news in 1995, working her way from Jersey’s Channel TV to ITV West in Bristol. After freelance stints with the Gloucestershire Echo newspaper, Central Television and Five News, Jackie joined national breakfast news show GMTV in 1998.


For the next nine and a half years she was a roving correspondent and newsreader, covering some of the biggest stories of the decade including President Clinton’s impeachment trial, the Asian tsunami, the Kosovo crisis, famine in Ethiopia, the Athens Olympics, the Soham murders and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.


After leaving GMTV in 2008 to pursue a freelance career she became a regular presenter of the ITV national morning news and a reporter across ITN’s news programmes including News at Ten; she was also a regular reporter and presenter for Setanta Sports News, ITV London and the BBC’s Midlands Today programme. Her news reports also appeared on the BBC News Channel and CNN, and she hosted Selfbuilder TV for Sky, wrote, produced and hosted corporate and promotional films and worked as a media trainer for the armed forces.


In 2012 Jackie joined the UK’s biggest shopping channel, QVC, as a presenter. She now juggles her presenting work with her crime writing. When she’s not working, Jackie is a keen gardener and an ultramarathon runner. She lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.

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