Sub-genre: Amateur detective, Comic Crime, Crime Thriller, detective, female sleuth, Forensic Thriller, Historical, historical crime, historical crime fiction, humorous crime, Police procedural, Private Investigator
I’m the author of the Dr Ruth Galloway series, the Brighton Mysteries and other books. In 2016 I was awarded the Dagger in the Library for my body of work. My first stand-alone novel, The Stranger Diaries, won the 2020 Edgar award for best novel. The second, The Postscript Murders, was shortlisted for the 2021 CWA Gold Dagger.
I also write a children’s mystery series, ‘A Girl Called Justice’. I teach creative writing at West Dean college and the University of Cambridge.
Library - 2016
Mary Higgins Clark Award (The Crossing Places)
Edgar Award for Best Novel (The Stranger Diaries)