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.
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.
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.
November stories from my 2012 ‘scary stories’ series, looking at my own childhood fears.
Rattled. Inspired by a real dead rattlesnake rattle.
Rattus Rattus. They’re still there, you know. Never more than a few feet away.
Unpublished short stories from my Birkbeck writing class.
Calling Mr Wright. Well, who would you call, on Valentine’s Day?
On Blackfriar’s Bridge. It’s a long way down, into that black, swirling water.
Looking for Mum. But what’s Mum looking for?