About

Hello and thank you for coming to my website. Here’s a little about me. I’m a crime writer and author of the bestselling Smart Woman’s mystery series. My debut novel, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder, was released on 6th May by Joffe Books and won The People’s Book Prize 2020/2021 for fiction. The 4th book in the series, A Book of Murder, was released on 11th May.

I also write short fiction and was awarded the Gothic Fiction prize in 2019. My work has been published in various literary journals and magazines.

I speak at many literary festivals, including Crimefest, Crime in the Countryside and the International Agatha Christie Festival where I was honoured to be asked to speak on her birthday. I’ve also had the great privilege of being the gala dinner speaker at the CWA conference this year in Torquay and am head of the London CWA and have been elected to the board of the CWA.

I’m originally from Yorkshire, which possibly explains the passion for all things Gothic and dark and, after studying law at Cambridge University, I was a criminal law barrister for many years, appearing at the Old Bailey.