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Cath Staincliffe - Author


Cath Staincliffe was our Guest Editor in July 2013 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Cath Staincliffe is an established novelist, radio playwright and the creator of ITV's hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath’s books have been short-listed for the Crime Writers Association best first novel award and for the Dagger in the Library and selected as Le Masque de l’Année. Trio, a stand-alone novel moved away from crime to explore adoption and growing up in the 1960s, inspired by Cath’s own experience. Her latest book, The Kindest Thing, is a love story turned nightmare when a woman helps her husband die and is tried for murder. Cath lives in Manchester with her partner and their three children.

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If you like Cath Staincliffe you might also like to read books by Simon Lelic, Belinda Bauer and Linda La Plante.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Cath Staincliffe

Ruthless by Cath Staincliffe
Ruthless
Cath Staincliffe
The third prequel in the Scott and Bailey Manchester-based police duo made famous by the TV series. The great thing about these being prequels is that they are completely stand-alone, just based on the characters who are instantly recognisable. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
Letters To My Daughter's Killer by Cath Staincliffe
Letters To My Daughter's Killer
Cath Staincliffe
This terrific book is just as the title says, letters from a mother to the killer of her daughter. Initially we don’t know who that killer is although she does. It is very clever the way she writes to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
Letters To My Daughter's Killer by Cath Staincliffe
Letters To My Daughter's Killer
Cath Staincliffe
This terrific book is just as the title says, letters from a mother to the killer of her daughter. Initially we don’t know who that killer is although she does. It is very clever the way she writes to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Blink of an Eye by Cath Staincliffe
Blink of an Eye
Cath Staincliffe
An intelligent, emotionally engaging family drama cum mystery, from the screen writer of ITV's Scott & Bailey, following the effects on three families after a fatal road accident. How would your family feel if your reckless driving caused the death...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2013
Bleed Like Me A Scott & Bailey Novel by Cath Staincliffe
Bleed Like Me A Scott & Bailey Novel
Cath Staincliffe
You may read this second Scott and Bailey, Manchester-based, police procedural novel because you are a fan of the TV series and this and its predecessor, Dead to Me, are dubbed prequels to the series but I would urge you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2013
Go Not Gently by Cath Staincliffe
Go Not Gently
Cath Staincliffe
Single mum and private investigator Sal Kilkenny’s two new clients look to have pretty straightforward cases - proof of adultery and proof of abuse. But things are rarely what they seem at first glance....The second in the much praised Sal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/05/2013
Split Second by Cath Staincliffe
Split Second
Cath Staincliffe
One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. A group of rowdy kids on a bus, things sound nasty, they turn on a black boy, chase him off, a stranger intervenes and two boys are injured. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2012
Looking For Trouble by Cath Staincliffe
Looking For Trouble
Cath Staincliffe
Complex, satisfying and very human crime stories set in Manchester with struggling single mother Sal Kilkenny, private eye, at the physical and emotional heart of the plot. In her first case she is asked by a mother to find her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2012
Witness by Cath Staincliffe
Witness
Cath Staincliffe
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. Her book on euthanasia, The Kindest Thing, was terrific. This one is on gang culture and how a community deals with murder witnessed by four unconnected people (almost)....
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2011
The Kindest Thing by Cath Staincliffe
The Kindest Thing
Cath Staincliffe
A stunning novel that looks in to the controversial topic of assisted suicide. When a woman helps her husband to die she finds herself in the dock for murder. This raises so many questions and poses the story from all...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/05/2010

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