Trish Deseine is originally from Ireland and has been living in France for 25 years. Since being approached by Hachette to write her first cookbook, Petits Plats entre Amis, in 2000, her unabashed love of eating and cooking, with a penchant for chocolate, has made her one of France and Ireland's best loved food writers. She has published over 15 books in English and French which have won many awards, sold hundreds of thousands of copies and been translated into many languages, and presented three RTE TV cookery series which have broadcast by BBC Lifestyle worldwide. Trish has written for ELLE France, Image Ireland, Le Fooding, Wallpaper, The Guardian and The Observer Food Monthly and contributes regularly to The Irish Times. In 2010 she was named one of French Vogue's 50 Women of the decade.
David Dickinson was born in Dublin. With an honours degree in Classics from Cambridge, David Dickinson joined the BBC, where he became editor of Newsnight and Panorama, as well as series editor for Monarchy, a three-part programme on the British royal family.
A native of Maine, Paul Doiron is a registered Maine Guide and lives by a trout stream with his wife, Kristen Lindquist. Visit him at his website www.pauldoiron.com
Carola Dunn is the author of the hugely popular mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple. Born and raised in England, the author now lives in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Martin Edwards is the author of eighteen novels, the most recent of which is The Dungeon House. His other publications include The Golden Age of Murder, a ground-breaking study of detective fiction which won the Edgar and Agatha awards in 2016; he has also won a CWA Dagger and the CWA Margery Allingham Prize. He is series consultant for the British Library's Crime Classics, and in 2015, he was elected eighth President of the Detection Club, an office previously held by G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L. Sayers.
Rose Elliot is one of Britain's foremost vegetarian cookery writers; since her first book, Simply Delicious, was published in 1967, she has played a key role in transforming the image and taste of vegetarian food. She has written more than 40 books, making her one of the bestselling vegetarian authors in the English-speaking world. Rose Elliot frequently contributes to national magazines and broadcasts on radio and television. She lives in Hampshire.
Olive Etchells was born and raised in industrial Lancashire and now lives inGloucestershire. She has been writing for many years, both under her own nameand pseudonyms.Olive Etchells was born in Lancashire. She has been writing for many years and is best know for her Jericho Rose Lancashire sagas.
No. 1 bestselling author JANET EVANOVICH is the recipient of the Crime Writers` Association`s John Creasey Memorial, Last Laugh and Silver Gagger awards, as well as the Left Coast Crime`s Lefty award, and is the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers` Association`s Dilys award. She lives in New Hampshire, where she is at work on her next Stephanie Plum adventure. Her website address is www.evanovich.com.
Janet Evanovich now lives in New Hampshire but, like Stephanie Plum, grew up in New Jersey. She has won major crime fiction awards for her Stephanie Plum novels: ONE FOR THE MONEY was presented with the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Award and the Dilys Award, TWO FOR THE DOUGH won the CWA Last Laugh Award and THREE TO GET DEADLY was awarded the CWA Silver Dagger for 1997.
Stewart Evans is a retired police officer who has made it his life's work to track down previously hidden or suppressed documentary evidence relating to Jack the Ripper. He is the co-author of The Lodger - The Arrest and The Escape of Jack the Ripper. He lives in Suffolk.
Linda Fairstein is a former prosecutor and one of America's foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children. For three decades she served in the office of the New York County District Attorney, where she was Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit. In 2010 she was the recipient of the Silver Bullet Award from the International Thriller Writers association. Her Alexandra Cooper novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have debuted on the Sunday Times and the New York Times bestseller lists, among others. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard.
Harold Feinstein's distinguished career in photography began in 1950, when Edward Steichen purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and exhibited it frequently during his tenure there
Charles Finch was born in New York City in 1980. He graduated from Yale and Oxford Universities where he majored in English and History, and did his master's in Renaissance English Literature. He is the grandson of American artist and writer Anne Truitt. He lives in Oxford, England.
Shamini Flint is a Cambridge graduate and was a lawyer with the UK firm Linklaters for ten years, travelling extensively in Asia during that period, before giving up her practice to concentrate on writing. She is the author of several children's books. Visit her at www.shaminiflint.com
Jill Foulston is a former commissioning editor for the Virago Modern Classics. She lives in London and Italy.
Michele Giuttari is former head of the Florence Police Force (1995-2003), where he was responsible for re-opening the Monster of Florence case and jailing several key Mafia figures.
Dolores Gordon-Smith is married with five children and lives in Cheshire. She has worked as a teacher, civil servant, library assistant and stand-up comedienne, and has always been fascinated by the Twenties - the decade after the First World War, in which old securities and expectations were ripped away.
Susanna Gregory was a police officer in Leeds before taking up an academic career. She has served as an environmental consultant, worked seventeen field seasons in the polar regions, and has taught comparative anatomy and biological anthropology.She is the creator of the Matthew Bartholomew series of mysteries set in medieval Cambridge and the Thomas Chaloner adventures in Restoration London, and now lives in Wales with her husband, who is also a writer.
Ian Hamilton has been a journalist, a senior executive with the federal government, a diplomat, and a businessman with international links. He has written for several magazines and newspapers in Canada and the US.
Peter Helton lives in Bath. He has a fine-art degree, and paints and exhibits regularly, writing in his spare time.