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Julie Anderson writes contemporary mystery/crime thrillers featuring Whitehall sleuth Cassandra Fortune which examine the murky corridors of power. “A certain class of dishonesty, dishonesty magnificent in its proportions, and climbing into high places, has become at the same time so rampant and so splendid that there seems to be reason for fearing that men and women will be taught to feel that dishonesty, if it can become splendid, will cease to be abominable.” Anthony Trollope The Way We Live Now.
The first in the series ‘Plague’ (Claret Press, 2020) introducing Cassie Fortune, a civil servant who left her posting at GCHQ under a cloud is set in Westminster. When corpses began to turn up she is the suitably dispensable sleuth her bosses turn to. The contagion is power and its allure. The second is ‘Oracle’ (Claret Press, 2021) which takes our heroine to Delphi, Greece, close to the ancient Temple of Apollo on Mount Parnassus, where she is once again drawn into a murder investigation when a body is discovered, laid out as an offering to the god. The third in this series, entitled ‘Opera’ was listed for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2023. In it Cassie Fortune returns to London to discover the truth about two killings in a foreign land, years before, and the link with her own past. Unfortunately that past comes back to haunt her.
As J.J. Anderson she wrote historical adventure stories set in 13th century Spain. The first of these ‘Reconquista’ was long listed for 2016 Children’s Novel Prize. This was followed two years later by its sequel, ‘The Silver Rings’.
Julie was born in Worcestershire too many years ago. She worked, as a senior civil servant, in a variety of government departments and NGOs, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. She lives in south London, where she helps organise the annual Clapham Book Festival and various other literary events.
You can follow Julie on social media or read about her books and other things which interest her enough to write about on her web-site at julieandersonwriter.com.
- CWA Steel Dagger – Longlisted
Long-listed Mslexia Children’s Novel Prize 2016.
Books by Julie Anderson
The Silver Rings
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