A practising barrister and one of the first black women to sit as a judge in the UK, Constance Briscoe is the author of the bestselling memoirs Ugly and Beyond Ugly. Inspired by her firsthand experiences in the courtroom, Constance has turned her writing talents to create gritty, page-turning crime fiction. Set in her home territory of South London, The Accused is a gripping, authentic debut backed by an insider's knowledge of the criminal justice system.
August 2011 Debut of the Month. If you are an ex-con and former prostitute found at a crime scence covered in blood, murder weapon in your hand, how do you prove your innocence? Written by an ex judge and packed with realistic detail.