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Victoria is the award-winning author of the bestselling Smart Woman’s Mystery series. Her debut novel, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder, won The People’s Book Prize for fiction 2021 and was named In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel’s Book of the Year 2020.
Victoria was awarded the Gothic Fiction prize for her short fiction and her work has been published in many literary journals. She is also the author of the Adapting Agatha series which has seen her speak at various festivals, including The International Agatha Christie Festival. Originally from Yorkshire, she graduated from Cambridge and was a criminal defence barrister for many years on the London circuit appearing at the Old Bailey. She is now head of the London Crime Writers’ Association.
The People’s Book Prize 2020/2021
Gothic Fiction Prize for short fiction 2019 (Go Gothic)
Books by Victoria Dowd
The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder
Body on the Island
The Supper Club Murders
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