Our Crime Fiction Panel on April 22nd features these four fabulous authors:
Phoebe Morgan is an author and editorial director. She works across Avon and HarperFiction at HarperCollins, specialising in crime and thrillers. She is the bestselling author of The Doll House, The Girl Next Door, and upcoming release The Babysitter, all of which are published by HQ. Her books have been translated into 8 languages and are also available in the US and Canada.
AA Abbott’s real name is Helen Blenkinsop, but she wanted a pen name which gave her first place on your bookshelves. Brought up in a small town where nothing much happened, she moved to Birmingham as a teenager and never looked back. Helen loves city life, and sets her books in London and Birmingham, two British cities where she’s lived and worked. Buzzy Birmingham can get a bad press, but Helen aims to combat that with her witty and down to earth Brummie characters.
Emily Koch is an award-winning journalist and writer living in Bristol with her husband and daughter. Her debut novel – If I Die Before I Wake – was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award, longlisted for Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, and selected as a Waterstones Thriller of the Month. Her second novel, Keep Him Close, came out last month. The Sunday Times called it ‘a tense drama’ and The Sun said it was ‘Twisty, emotional and addictive’. Waterstones have said it: “cements Koch’s place as one of the most exciting new crime writers of our day.”
Lucy Atkins is an award-winning British author. Her novels The Missing One, The Other Child, and The Night Visitor are published by Quercus. She has written seven non-fiction books, two of which have won national awards. Her books have been published internationally.