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Marnie Riches - Author

About the Author

Marnie Riches grew up on a rough estate in Manchester, aptly within sight of the dreaming spires of Strangeways prison. Able to speak five different languages, she gained a Masters degree in Modern & Medieval Dutch and German from Cambridge University. She has been a punk, a trainee rock star, a pretend artist, a property developer and professional fundraiser. In her spare time, she likes to run, mainly to offset the wine and fine food she consumes with great enthusiasm.

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Tightrope A gritty crime thriller with a darkly funny heart

Tightrope A gritty crime thriller with a darkly funny heart

Author: Marnie Riches Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

'Dark, gritty and funny.' STEVE CAVANAGH 'A gripping page-turner of a plot' ROZ WATKINS 'A corking thriller' ED JAMES What happens when a private investigator ends up being the one uncovered? Having lost everything after a failed marriage, Beverley Saunders now lodges in the basement flat of a house owned by her best friend Sophie and her husband, Tim. With Bev's former glittering marketing career in the gutter, she begins to do investigative work for other wronged women, gathering dirt on philanderers, bosses and exes. But when Beverley takes on the case of Sophie's friend Angela, who is seeking to uncover grounds for divorce from her controlling husband, Jerry, the shadow Science Minister, she soon discovers that she isn't the only one doing the investigating... Beverley has a secret history she doesn't want coming out - but will she manage to stay hidden long enough to give Angela the freedom she deserves? Marnie Riches is back in this darkly comic thriller, perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers. Praise for Marnie Riches: 'Gritty and gripping' Kimberley Chambers, Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller 'Marnie Riches is already a leading light in the field of Mancunian noir.' The Guardian 'Gritty and great fun.' The Express 'Pacy, poignant, funny and violent, it grabs you by the hand and drags you down the mean streets of Manchester with such verve and authenticity that you can almost smell the rain and blood as you turn the pages.' Simon Toyne 'Fast-paced and enthralling' C. L. Taylor 'Fast, furious, fantastic...One killer thriller!' Mark Edwards 'Edgy' Clare Mackintosh

The Girl Who Got Revenge

The Girl Who Got Revenge

Author: Marnie Riches Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

`Fast-paced, enthralling and heartrending; I couldn't put it down' C. L. TAYLOR Revenge is a dish best served deadly... A twelve-year-old girl is found dead at the Amsterdam port. An old man dies mysteriously in a doctors' waiting room. Two seemingly unconnected cases, but Inspector Van den Bergen doesn't think so... Criminologist George McKenzie is called in to help crack the case before it's too late. But the truth is far more deadly than anyone can imagine... Can George get justice for the dead before she ends up six-feet under too? A heart-racing thriller packed with secrets, lies and the ultimate revenge, perfect for fans of Steig Larsson and Jo Nesbo. The fifth gripping thriller in the Georgina McKenzie series.

The Girl Who Wouldn't Die

The Girl Who Wouldn't Die

Author: Marnie Riches Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

`A name to watch!' BARRY FORSHAW `A strong, edgy debut that deserves to do well' Clare Mackintosh `I bit my nails all the way to the end!' 5* reviewer `Breathtakingly brilliant' 5* reviewer `Reminds me of the best Scandinavian crime writers like Jo Nesbo and Steig Larsson' 5* reviewer `Truly outstanding' 5* reviewer HE'S WATCHING HER. SHE DOESN'T KNOW IT...YET When a bomb explodes at the University of Amsterdam, aspiring criminologist Georgina McKenzie is asked by the police to help flush out the killer. But the bomb is part of a much bigger, more sinister plot that will have the entire city quaking in fear. And the killer has a very special part for George to play... A thrilling race against time with a heroine you'll be rooting for, this book will keep you up all night! WINNER OF THE 2015 DEAD GOOD READER AWARD FOR MOST EXOTIC LOCATION

The Girl Who Broke the Rules

The Girl Who Broke the Rules

Author: Marnie Riches Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The pulse-pounding new thriller from Marnie Riches. For anyone who loves Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson, this book is for you! When the mutilated bodies of two sex-workers are found in Amsterdam, Chief Inspector van den Bergen must find a brutal murderer before the red-light-district erupts into panic. Georgina McKenzie is conducting research into pornography among the UK's most violent sex-offenders but once van den Bergen calls on her criminology expertise, she is only too happy to come running. The rising death toll forces George and van den Bergen to navigate the labyrinthine worlds of Soho strip-club sleaze and trans-national human trafficking. And with the case growing ever more complicated, George must walk the halls of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, seeking advice from the brilliant serial murderer, Dr. Silas Holm...

The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows

The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows

Author: Marnie Riches Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The third edge-of-your-seat thriller in the Georgina McKenzie series. Fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo won't be able to put it down! Europe is in the grip of an extreme Arctic blast and at the mercy of a killer, who leaves no trace. His weapons of choice are razor-sharp icicles. This is Jack Frost. Now a fully qualified criminologist, Georgina McKenzie is called upon by the Dutch police to profile this cunning and brutal murderer. Are they looking for a hit man or a frenzied serial-killer? Could there be a link to a cold missing persons' case that George had worked with Chief Inspector Paul van den Bergen - two abducted toddlers he could never quite give up on? The hunt for Jack Frost sparks a dangerous, heart-rending journey through the toughest neighbourhoods in Europe, where refugees and Roma gypsies scratch a living on the edge of society. Walking into the dark, violent world of a trans-national trafficking ring, can George outrun death to shed light on two terrible mysteries?

The Girl Who Had No Fear

The Girl Who Had No Fear

Author: Marnie Riches Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Praise for Marnie Riches: 'Fast-paced, enthralling and heartrending; I couldn't put it down' - C. L. TAYLOR Amsterdam: a city where sex sells and drugs come easy. Four dead bodies have been pulled from the canals - and that number's rising fast. Is a serial killer on the loose? Or are young clubbers falling prey to a lethal batch of crystal meth? Chief Inspector Van den Bergen calls on criminologist Georgina McKenzie to help him solve this mystery. George goes deep undercover among the violent gangs of Central America. Working for the vicious head of a Mexican cartel, she must risk her own life to find the truth. With murder everywhere she turns, can George get people to talk before she is silenced for good? A pulse-pounding race against time, perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. What readers are saying about The Girl Who Had No Fear: 'I LOVED LOVED LOVED The Girl Who Had No Fear... Those of you who have not met George, you need to sort it out NOW. Read #thegirlwho series and find out why we all love it so much' Reader review 'If you enjoyed Steig Larsson's Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series then this this series is for you... I can't get enough George McKenzie.' Reader review 'A high octane thriller of a read... A fantastic read!' Reader review

Girl Who Got Revenge: The addictive new crime thriller of 2018 (George McKenzie, Book 5)

Girl Who Got Revenge: The addictive new crime thriller of 2018 (George McKenzie, Book 5)

Author: Marnie Riches Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2018

'Fast-paced, enthralling and heartrending; I couldn't put it down' C. L. TAYLOR Revenge is a dish best served deadly...A twelve-year-old girl is found dead at the Amsterdam port. An old man dies mysteriously in a doctors' waiting room. Two seemingly unconnected cases, but Inspector Van den Bergen doesn't think so...Criminologist George McKenzie is called in to help crack the case before it's too late. But the truth is far more deadly than anyone can imagine... Can George get justice for the dead before she ends up six-feet under too?A heart-racing thriller packed with secrets, lies and the ultimate revenge, perfect for fans of Steig Larsson and Jo Nesbo.The fifth gripping thriller in the Georgina McKenzie series.PRAISE FOR MARNIE RICHES'Fast-paced, enthralling and heartrending; I couldn't put it down' C. L. Taylor'A name to watch!' BARRY FORSHAW'A strong, edgy debut that deserves to do well' CLARE MACKINTOSH

The Cover Up

The Cover Up

Author: Marnie Riches Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

`A leading light in the field of Mancunian noir' The Guardian `Gritty and gripping' Kimberley Chambers, no.1 bestseller Watch your back. Everyone else will be. How far would you go to protect your empire? Manchester's criminal underworld is reeling from the loss of its leader, Paddy O'Brien. In the wake of her husband's death, Sheila O'Brien takes charge of the city, and for once, she's doing things her way. But she hasn't reckoned with the fearsome Nigel Bancroft, a threat from Birmingham who is determined to conquer Manchester next. As a power tussle begins, Sheila is determined to keep control of the empire she has won - even if it means she has to die trying... A heart-stopping read with a gritty edge, perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers. **Can be read as a stand-alone book!**

Cover Up

Cover Up

Author: Marnie Riches Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

Watch your back. Everyone else will be. There's a new queen ruling the streets of Manchester... In the aftermath of her husband's death, Sheila O'Brien is in charge of the city, and for once, she's doing things her way. But she hasn't reckoned with the fearsome Nigel Bancroft, a threat from Birmingham who is determined to assert his territory. As terror and conspiracy begin to reign, Sheila is determined to keep control of the empire she has won - even if she has to die trying...

Born Bad

Born Bad

Author: Marnie Riches Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

A powerful, gritty novel set in the criminal underworld of Manchester from bestselling author Marnie Riches. *The battle is on*When gang leader Paddy O'Brien is stabbed in his brother's famous nightclub, Manchester's criminal underworld is shaken to the core. Tensions are running high, and as the body count begins to grow, the O'Brien family must face a tough decision - sell their side of the city to the infamous Boddlington gang or stick it out and risk losing their king. But war comes easy to the bad boys, and they won'tgo down without a fight. So begins a fierce battle forthe South Side, with the leading Manchester gangsterstaking the law into their own hands - but only thestrongest will survive...

Girl Who Had No Fear (George McKenzie, Book 4)

Girl Who Had No Fear (George McKenzie, Book 4)

Author: Marnie Riches Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2016

'Fast-paced, enthralling and heartrending; I couldn't put it down' C. L. TAYLOR The fourth gripping thriller in the Georgina McKenzie series.Amsterdam: a city where sex sells and drugs come easy. Four dead bodies have been pulled from the canals - and that number's rising fast. Is a serial killer on the loose? Or are young clubbers falling prey to a lethal batch of crystal meth?Chief Inspector Van den Bergen calls on criminologist Georgina McKenzie to help him solve this mystery. George goes deep undercover among the violent gangs of Central America. Working for the vicious head of a Mexican cartel, she must risk her own life to find the truth. With murder everywhere she turns, can George get people to talk before she is silenced for good? A pulse-pounding race against time, perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

Girl Who Walked in the Shadows: A gripping thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat (George McKenzie, Book 3)

Girl Who Walked in the Shadows: A gripping thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat (George McKenzie, Book 3)

Author: Marnie Riches Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2016

The third edge-of-your-seat thriller in the Georgina McKenzie series. Fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo won't be able to put it down!Europe is in the grip of an extreme Arctic blast and at the mercy of a killer, who leaves no trace. His weapons of choice are razor-sharp icicles. This is Jack Frost.Now a fully qualified criminologist, Georgina McKenzie is called upon by the Dutch police to profile this cunning and brutal murderer. Are they looking for a hit man or a frenzied serial-killer? Could there be a link to a cold missing persons' case that George had worked with Chief Inspector Paul van den Bergen - two abducted toddlers he could never quite give up on?The hunt for Jack Frost sparks a dangerous, heart-rending journey through the toughest neighbourhoods in Europe, where refugees and Roma gypsies scratch a living on the edge of society. Walking into the dark, violent world of a trans-national trafficking ring, can George outrun death to shed light on two terrible mysteries?

Girl Who Broke the Rules (George McKenzie, Book 2)

Girl Who Broke the Rules (George McKenzie, Book 2)

Author: Marnie Riches Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2015

The pulse-pounding new thriller from Marnie Riches. For anyone who loves Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson, this book is for you!When the mutilated bodies of two sex-workers are found in Amsterdam, Chief Inspector van den Bergen must find a brutal murderer before the red-light-district erupts into panic.Georgina McKenzie is conducting research into pornography among the UK's most violent sex-offenders but once van den Bergen calls on her criminology expertise, she is only too happy to come running.The rising death toll forces George and van den Bergen to navigate the labyrinthine worlds of Soho strip-club sleaze and trans-national human trafficking. And with the case growing ever more complicated, George must walk the halls of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, seeking advice from the brilliant serial murderer, Dr. Silas Holm...

Girl Who Wouldn't Die: The first book in an addictive crime series that will have you gripped (George McKenzie, Book 1)

Girl Who Wouldn't Die: The first book in an addictive crime series that will have you gripped (George McKenzie, Book 1)

Author: Marnie Riches Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2015

HE'S WATCHING HER. SHE DOESN'T KNOW IT...YETWhen a bomb explodes at the University of Amsterdam, aspiring criminologist Georgina McKenzie is asked by the police to help flush out the killer.But the bomb is part of a much bigger, more sinister plot that will have the entire city quaking in fear.And the killer has a very special part for George to play...A thrilling race against time with a heroine you'll be rooting for, this book will keep you up all night!WINNER OF THE 2015 DEAD GOOD READER AWARD FOR MOST EXOTIC LOCATIONPraise for Marnie Riches'A name to watch!' Barry Forshaw 'A strong, edgy debut that deserves to do well' Clare Mackintosh'I bit my nails all the way to the end!' 5* reviewer'Breathtakingly brilliant' 5* reviewer'Reminds me of the best Scandinavian crime writers like Jo Nesbo and Steig Larsson' 5* reviewer'Truly outstanding' 5* reviewer

Love Potion: A Love...Maybe Valentine eShort

Love Potion: A Love...Maybe Valentine eShort

Author: Marnie Riches Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2015

The Vengeful One: Part of the Love...Maybe ebook short story collection.When a pharmacist discovers her boyfriend's infidelity, she uses her expertise to cook up a Valentine's Day surprise he'll never be able to forget...***This is a short story, which you can also buy as part of the Love...Maybe Eshort Collection***

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