Crispin Keith

Crispin Keith's Books

ISBN: 9781915603883


Shadow of a Shadow

28 Jun 2023

Claustrophobia. Resentment. Paranoia. Murder. 

H11 is an archive of state secrets so deadly it’s kept four floors below ground in MI5’s London HQ, completely isolated from the outside world and with no internet connection. It’s staffed by the oddballs and rejects from the spy service.

When Lydia Twomey, a bright, young MI5 officer – no fan of the public school and Oxbridge-educated male elite who run the agency – is sent down to H11 to investigate the suspicious death of one of the staff, she finds a claustrophobic world ruled over by the charismatic but controlling Gerard Bell. She’s quickly convinced that the ‘accident’ was murder and that one or more of the seven H11 staff were involved. After a second murder, Lydia becomes a target herself…

As the body count rises, it becomes clear that the stakes are much higher, and Lydia finds herself at the centre of a plot that could topple democracy in Britain.



Crispin Keith was born in Malta in 1952 and brought up in Beirut, Mogadishu, Damascus, Basra, Madrid, the New Forest, Benghazi and Sana’a. Crispin taught history for thirty-seven years. He started writing novels aged ten, followed by plays, teaching materials, biographies, short stories and songs. He sings in a band, has acted and released a successful album. Crispin lives on the Isle of Wight.