The Crime Writers' Association

Bernie Crosthwaite


Bernie Crosthwaite uses her own experience as a news reporter in The Ravenbridge TrilogyIf It Bleeds, Body Language and The Hemp House – fast-moving suspenseful crime novels featuring press photographer Jude Baxendale. They are available as ebooks from Lume Books (formerly Endeavour Media).

As well as creating crime fiction, Bernie is a playwright and short story writer. Her plays have been performed in theatres from London to Largs, and on BBC radio. Several of her short stories appear in CWA anthologies, including The Golden Hour, which was shortlisted for a CWA Short Story Dagger.

She lives and works in North Yorkshire.

Books by Bernie Crosthwaite

  • If It Bleeds


  • Body Language


  • The Hemp House