My first novel, Unlawful Things, unwinds along the pilgrim road from London to Canterbury. It starts in a tavern in Deptford, south London, close to where the Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe was murdered. Historian and walking tour guide Helen Oddfellow thinks she may have met her perfect man – but soon discovers that digging up secrets from the past can be deadly in present-day London.

Unlawful Things was shortlisted for the 2017 Virago New Crime Writers award.

Short stories

The Mill, a flash fiction flashcard of the month winner, was published by Little Ms in January 2018.

Conservation, my prize-winning entry for the Mslexia short story competition 2015. Described by judge and Booker-longlisted author Alison MacLeod as ‘a powerful and profound contemporary piece in which one man’s story stands for an entire nation’s… it’s a punch to the heart, a story that will haunt and touch its readers deeply’.

The War Bride, published in Scribble literary magazine, uncovers a family mystery hidden away since the second world war.

Stag, a modern-day take on the Diana and Actaeon myth inspired by Greenwich Park, was published in the cult London magazine One Eye Grey.

Web fiction

Liz Moody’s Dulwich Life, the diary of a contemporary Dulwich lady, was inspired by the Gainsborough portrait, Mrs Moody and her Children, which hangs in Dulwich Picture Gallery. It ran for six months on the award-winning Dulwich OnView website.



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