As a script writer for well-known series such as THE LITTLE HOUSE and SILENT WITNESS, MJ Arlidge is as successful in television as he is as a novelist. His first thriller, EENY MEENY, was the bestselling debut crime novel of 2014. Six further novels have delighted his fans and LOVE ME NOT, published in May, has his moody police officer DI Helen Grace centre stage.
Before becoming a full time writer, Susie Steiner was a commissioning editor for the Guardian weekend magazine. Her first novel HOMECOMING was published in 2013, followed by MISSING, PRESUMED in which she introduced DI Manon Bradshaw, who features again in her new novel, PERSONS UNKNOWN published in June.
William Ryan, an Irish writer living in London worked as a City lawyer before taking up writing full-time. His novels The Holy Thief, The Bloody Meadow and The Twelfth Department are set in 1930s Stalinist Russia and have appeared on many award shortlists. His latest novel The Constant Soldier was published in 2016.