As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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Talking about Writing the Police Procedural will be:
Cravenwho was born in Cumbria in 1968,
but grew up in the Born in a Burial Gown, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Debut
Dagger Award.He has also written a
collection of short stories featuring Fluke and his colleagues from the
Cumbrian Force Major Incident Team, Assume
Nothing, Believe Nobody, Challenge Everything. His latest book is The Puppet Show.He lives in Carlisle. Mike is a member of the Crime Writers'
Association, the International Thriller Writers' Association, and the Mystery
Luke McCallin born in
Oxford, but grew up in Africa, was educated around the world, and has worked with
the UN as a humanitarian relief worker and peacekeeper in the Caucasus, the
Sahel, and the Balkans. His experiences have driven his writing, in which he
explores what happens to normal people put under abnormal pressures, inspiring
a historical mystery series built around an unlikely protagonist, Gregor
Reinhardt, a German intelligence officer and a former Berlin detective chased
out of the police by the Nazis.The Man From Berlin was published in 2013, followed by a sequel, The Pale House, in 2014.He lives with his wife and two children in an old farmhouse in France in
the Jura Mountains.
Leigh Russellwho studied at the University of Kent gaining a Masters
degree in English and American literature. Formerly a secondary school English teacher, with the
success of her Geraldine Steel series, Leigh now writes full-time. Her debut novel, Cut Short, was published in 2009 by No Exit
Press in the UK,
detective Geraldine Steel. There are now 11 books in the series. Leigh also
writes a spinoff series for Geraldine's sergeant, Ian Peterson. Of which there are three
in the series. Her latest
series published by Thomas and Mercer feature Lucy Hall. The first in the series is Journey to Death. Leigh Russell is married
with two daughters and lives in Middlesex.
Robert Scragga northerner born
and bred who has had a random mix of jobs to date, including bookseller, pizza
deliverer, Karate instructor, and Football Coach. He originally intended to
join the legal profession, but after getting his degree, ended up with a job in
Telecoms. His first novel, What Falls Between the Cracks,
is the first in the Porter & Styles series. Robert lives in Tyne &
Wear, with his wife, children. Robert is
also a founding member of the North East Noir crime writers which
meets regularly to discuss each other’s WIP’s, offer/receive feedback &
chat about all things crime fiction related.
Elly Griffiths the author of a series of
crime novels set in England’s Norfolk county and featuring forensic
archaeologist Ruth Galloway. The first in the series, Crossing Places,
earned a good deal of praise both in Griffiths’ native country, England, and in
the U.S. The Literary Review termed it “a cleverly plotted and extremely
interesting first novel, highly recommended.Since then Elly has written ten further novels featuring forensic
archaeologist Ruth Galloway. The most
recent is The Dark Angel. Recently she has
written a second series set in the 1950’s featuring magician Max Mephisto and
DI Stevens. There are four books in the
new series. Click on the title to read a review of Elly’s latest Max Mephisto
Book. The Vanishing Box.