About the Author
Mel lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with her husband and terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer) and makes liberal use of her hometown as a backdrop for some of my books.
She was on the list of Stoke-on-Trent’s top 100 most influential people 2018 and after years of rejection went on to sell over one million books.
Shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writer’s Association) Dagger in Library Award 2014, her inspiration comes from authors such as Martina Cole, Lynda la Plante, Mandasue Heller and Elizabeth Haynes.
She regularly appear at festivals, conferences and events across the country – her favourites being London Book Fair and Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate.