Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland

I’ll be appearing at Bloody Scotland as part of ‘Crime in the Spotlight’ on Saturday 16th September 2023 at 6pm, just before Mark Billingham and Antti Toumainen. Bloody Scotland website
Some Influences

Some Influences

The protagonist of my debut novel The Tumbling Girl is Minnie Ward, an intrepid and outspoken writer for a music hall in Victorian London. She has a slightly complicated backstory about her name, but the truth is she was named after my Aunty Minnie. Sadly no longer...
A quartet of villainous Victorian women

A quartet of villainous Victorian women

During my PhD research into Victorian domestic murder I became particularly interested in cases featuring women murderers, not least because of the huge amount of press attention they received. These four women, whether guilty or innocent — I’ll leave you to decide...
Noirwich

Noirwich

I’ll be discussing debut historical novels with Jacqueline Crooks, Natalie Marlow and Tom Benn at Noirwich on September 7 2023, Norwich Waterstones, 7pm. The event is free but you do need to get a ticket in advance. Find out more and book tickets here....