Alison Joseph is a crime writer and award-winning radio dramatist. The author of the Sister Agnes series as well as a series featuring Agatha Christie as a fictional detective, she launched her latest detective, Malone in 2018. A founding member of Killer Women, Alison was Chair of the British Crime Writers' Association from 2013-2015.
Mel McGrath is co-founder of the Killer Women crime collective, and an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction. As M. J. McGrath she writes the acclaimed Edie Kiglatuk series of Arctic mysteries, twice long listed for the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger, Times and Financial Times thrillers of the year and currently in development for TV in Hollywood. As Melanie McGrath, she is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Silvertown and the social history Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road. As Mel McGrath she is the author of the bestselling psychological thriller Give Me The Child. The Guilty Party is her latest novel.
Kate Rhodes was born in London and tried many jobs before starting to write. She spent time as a cocktail waitress, a theatre usherette, and more recently as an English teacher before writing two prize-winning collections of poetry. Her crime novels have been translated into ten different languages, and have received high acclaim from the press. The Guardian described her books as ‘beautifully written and expertly plotted, a masterclass in crime fiction.’ Her Hell Bay series set in the Isles of Scilly has been optioned for TV. Kate’s new novel Fatal Harmony will appear in April 2019.
Laura Wilson is the author of thirteen acclaimed psychological crime novels. Stratton's War won the CWA Ellis Peters Award for Best Historical Mystery, The Lover won the Prix du Polar Européen, and two of her books have been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Her latest novel is The Other Woman. Laura is The Guardian's crime fiction reviewer.
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